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. Those with
may be candidates for surgery.
Headache treatments may include:
Headache—frequently asked questions. National Headache Foundation website. Available at:
http://www.headaches.org/headache-faq. Accessed November 7, 2012.
NINDS headache information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
website. Available at:
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/headache/headache.htm. Updated September 2012. Accessed November 7, 2012.
Last reviewed December 2015 by Rimas Lukas, MD
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