Effective headache management. Strategies to help patients gain control over pain.

@article{Jackson1998EffectiveHM,
  title={Effective headache management. Strategies to help patients gain control over pain.},
  author={Christy M Jackson},
  journal={Postgraduate medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={104 5},
  pages={133-6, 139-40, 143-7}
}
A general guideline to successful treatment of headache focuses on a diagnosis that satisfies both physician and patient. Thorough history taking, patient and family education, aggressive approaches, and careful follow-up help patients reach therapeutic goals. Successful long-term therapy for headache enables patients to gain control over their symptoms with a combination of carefully selected medications and nonpharmacologic approaches.