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An Approach To:

Vol. 21 No. 1 (2023)

Approach to: Headache

January 31, 2022


Headaches are one of the most common reasons for visiting a family physician. The estimated lifetime prevalence of a headache is about 66%. (1) They pose a significant burden on the patient’s quality of life, and in fact contribute to about 20% of work absences. (2) Fortunately, most cases are benign. The following article presents an approach to headaches, differentiating between benign and worrisome causes and management.


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