If the brain doesn’t feel pain, why do headaches hurt?

Headaches are extremely common and can take many forms, ranging from mild to debilitating and lasting from minutes to days. When your skull is sore, it’s easy to think that your brain tissue itself must be sore. But that’s not likely.

Ironically, the brain senses pain throughout the body, but doesn’t actually have its own pain receptors. So why do headaches hurt?

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