4.6.1 External-compression headache


Headache resulting from sustained compression of pericranial soft tissues, for example by a tight band around the head, hat or helmet, or goggles worn during swimming or diving, without damage to the scalp.

Diagnostic criteria:
  1. At least two episodes of headache fulfilling criteria B-D
  2. Brought on by and occurring within 1 hour during sustained external compression of the forehead or scalp
  3. Maximal at the site of external compression
  4. Resolving within 1 hour after external compression is relieved
  5. Not better accounted for by another ICHD-3 diagnosis.