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

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

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

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