Importance of Physician Workup
Headaches for which there is no distinct identified cause is common. According to the National Headace Foundation, types of headache include allergy, aneurysm, arthritis, caffeine withdrawal, cluster, eyestrain, exertion, fever, hangover, hunger, hypertension, menstrual, migraine, post-taumatic, sinus, temporal arteritis, temporomandibular (jaw) joint, tension, tumor, and chronic daily type.
Obviously, some of these types can be serious medical conditions – hence the emphasis that any severe and/or persistent headache be evaluated by a physician.
Yet, often no specific cause for headache is determined after medical history, examination and lab testing. What then?