THE ROLE OF DRUGS
Drugs have an important role to play in managing headache pain and there is a place for drug therapy in an overall treatment plan. But the drugs treat the symptom and not the cause of the headache. If the origin of the headache is a soft tissue disorder in the upper body, manual therapy can play an essential part in relieving headache pain by treating it at its source.
A wide range of drugs are used to treat headache pain, from prescription medications to over-the-counter remedies. Some are given in an attempt
There are five basic categories of headache drugs:
Generally, medications prescribed to reduce the frequency of headaches need to be taken daily to be effective. These medications are less helpful to patients with infrequent headaches, and may also be less tolerable. Patients need to be aware of potential side effects.