Treatments for Headache

Treatment aims to reduce the frequency of headaches and help relieve the pain. The treatment and management of headache mainly involves lifestyle changes and medications. Certain people suffering from cluster or chronic sinus headaches may be candidates for surgery. Treatment may involve the following:Lifestyle changesMedicationsSurgeryAlternative and complementary treatmentsOther

References

Headache—frequently asked questions. National Headache Foundation website. Available at: http://www.headaches.org/education/Tools%5Ffor%5FSufferers/Headache%5F-%5FFrequently%5FAsked%5FQuestions . Accessed November 7, 2012.

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