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Analgesic Abuse Headache

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for features of headache associated with analgesic abuse.

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, adverse effects, complication detection

ICD-10:

G44.4

Description:

A person who chronically uses analgesics may develop a headache that subsides when analgesics are discontinued. This is a problem for patients with chronic, recurrent headaches from other causes.

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