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March 17, 1999

Headache: Seminars in Headache Management

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 1999;281(11):1045-1046. doi:10.1001/jama.281.11.1045-JBK0317-6-1

"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.