Treatment of headache.

  title={Treatment of headache.},
  author={Seymour Diamond and Frederick G. Freitag},
  journal={The Clinical journal of pain},
  volume={5 Suppl 2},
  pages={S7-16; discussion S16-8}
Headache is the most common complaint encountered in clinical practice. Approximately 45 million people in the United States experience chronic headaches. The management of migraine headache involves both pharmacologic and nondrug therapy. Drug therapy for migraine involves the use of abortive and prophylactic agents. Abortive agents, such as ergotamine tartrate and ketoprofen, may be used to relieve the acute attack. Prophylactic therapy is focused on reducing the frequency and severity of the… CONTINUE READING