The Patient’s Role

Successful treatment of headaches requires a partnership between the patient and the doctor.  Understanding what type of headache you experience, the triggers that may initiate or exacerbate your pain, and the types of treatments available is key to reducing headache frequency and severity. Chronicling the frequency, description and severity of your pain will aid in more accurate diagnosis and more definitive treatment.  The other sections of the Patient Education section will give you some tools to help you advance your improvement.