headache
HEADACHE
Headache is a very common problem presenting to primary care physicians and neurologists.
Most headaches are diagnosed based on the history & physical exam w/ no imaging or laboratory examination necessary.
Other types of headaches such as secondary headaches may require further evaluation & referral to a specialist.

Patient Education

  • Education about the nature of the headache and reassurance that this is a common headache disorder which is not related to serious underlying disease should be given to the the patients
  • Reassurance is important and often effective on its own and should never be omitted
  • Explain the risk of medication overuse headache to patients who are undergoing acute treatment
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