Throbbing headache can have a range of causes, such as a migraine headache or hangover. They can occur in different areas of the head and may occur alongside other symptoms, such as nausea and vomiting.A throbbing sensation is one symptom often associated with headaches, a common medical condition. When you develop a headache, blood rushes to the affected area of the head in an effort to remedy the problem. Throbbing results from the dilation of your blood vessels from the increased blood flow.

Types of headache

Throbbing headaches can cause pain in different areas of the head, such as:

  • both sides of the forehead
  • one side of the forehead
  • behind the eyes
  • top of the head
  • the base of the skull