Mechanism and Management of Headache

7th Edition

Print ISBN: 9780750675307
eBook ISBN: 9780702038990
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st December 2004
Page Count: 416


Based on the current classification of the International Headache Society, this revised and updated 7th Edition provides up-to-date, practical guidance on the very latest advances in research into the pathophysiology, clinical aspects, and treatment of all types of headache—including migraine, tension-type headache, cluster headache, and chronic daily headache. It provides an optimal blend of clinical know-how and relevant basic science, written in an easy-to-read, engaging style.

Key Features

  • Features a chapter organization based on the HIS classification of headache, making information easy to find.
  • Delivers balanced coverage of the most recent scientific discoveries as well as tried and true clinical observations.

Table of Contents

1.The History of Headache

2.Recording a Patient’s Case History

3. Types of Headache

4. Diagnosis Based on the History

5. Physical Examination

6. Migraine: Varieties

7. Migraine: Clinical Aspects

8. Migraine: Pathophysiology

9. Migraine: Treatment

10. Tension-type Headache

11. Chronic Daily Headache

12. Cluster Headache and Other Tigeminal Autonomic Cephalgias

13. Other Primary headache and Distinction from Those with Structured Cause

14. Post-Traumatic Headache and Whiplash Injury

15. Vascular Disorders

16. Non-Vascular Intracranial Disorders

17. Disorders of the Neck, Cranial and Extracranial Structures

18. Cranial Neuralgias and Central Causes of Facial Pain

19. The Investigation and General Management of Headache

Appendix A. An Explanation of Hyperventilation

Appendix B. Relaxation Exercises


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