Almost everyone gets headaches. Most of the time headaches come as a result of staying up late at night, running around in the sun, struggling with stress. But for some people, headaches can last for a long time. There is a misconception that a headache is pain in the brain. To the contrary, the brain actually tells you what body parts hurt, but it cannot feel the pain itself. Most headaches happen in the nerve, blood vessels, and muscles that cover a person’s neck or head. In some cases, the muscles or blood vessels tighten or go through other changes that put pressure on the surrounding nerves or stimulate them. The nerves then send a bulk of pain messages to the brain, which then brings on a headache.