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Headache, Treatment of Chronic Benign in Primary Setting

Most people who consult a primary care physician (PCP) about long-term (chronic) headache are not only looking for an opinion about what they are suffering from and whether it can be treated but are most of all wanting reassurance. They often request a “scan” and other further investigations. CT (computed tomography) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans of the head and other investigations in people with headache and no other symptoms or signs are generally uninformative. However, PCPs will often request a scan, which can be therapeutic in itself as a “normal scan” can provide some relief from anxiety. Before getting to the stage of requesting further tests though, is there anything that can be done to investigate what is going on for this

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