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Specific Applications

  • Richard Cytowic

Abstract

Headache is among the top five conditions for which people seek medical attention. The principle I would like to emphasize is that of rational treatment. That is, it makes far more sense to apply a specific treatment to a specific type of headache (diagnostic entity) than to throw a favorite nostrum indiscriminately at all headaches. I assume the practitioner can distinguish migraine and its variants and treat it with specific antimigraine drugs such as ergots or beta blockers. To prescribe narcotics as a first choice is not only irrational but poor practice.

Keywords

Herpes Zoster Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Nerve Block Postherpetic Neuralgia Myofascial Pain 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Cytowic
    • 1
  1. 1.Capitol NeurologyUSA

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