Medical Practice

How to take a history of head or facial pain

BMJ 1982; 285 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.285.6350.1249 (Published 30 October 1982) Cite this as: BMJ 1982;285:1249
  1. J N Blau

    Abstract

    A sequence of 15 questions is used to analyse pain, headache and facial pain being used for illustration. The questions are grouped for ease of memory—time, site, influencing and other factors—and arranged in such an order that simple questions are posed first.

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