London - Most will be familiar with the dull throb of a headache. But for many of us, a pain in the head can be a pain in the face, too.
Researchers found that one in 10 who suffer headaches will also battle pain in their jaw, teeth, cheeks and eye sockets.
The study of nearly 3 000 sufferers found 291 reported symptoms of facial pain when they had a headache.
Around 15 percent of those with cluster headaches – which occur repeatedly and affect only one side of the head – also had facial pain, including stabbing around the eyes. And two percent of the 1 935 migraine sufferers had facial pain, often in their jaw and teeth.