Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
"The greatest moment in any headache is when you realize it's over!"—Bufferin advertisement, 1967
Is there anyone reading this review who has not had a headache? For many, headaches are an uncomfortable fact of life and usually do not occasion a visit to the physician. With increasing severity or frequency, head pain can become debilitating for patients. At that point, pain management becomes a therapeutic issue for the practicing physician. Headache knows no specialty boundaries. Primary care physicians, neurologists, pain clinic physicians, and emergency medicine practitioners all manage patient headaches.
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