Medical Practice

How to take a history of head or facial pain

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1982; 285 doi: (Published 30 October 1982) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1982;285:1249
  1. J N Blau


    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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