Care Pathway for the Management of Cervicogenic Headaches

Assess the prognostic factors

 

Assess the prognostic factors for delayed recovery. Most patients recover from their injury. Patients with the following prognostic factors may have a higher risk for delayed recovery:

  • depression

  • passive coping strategies

  • job dissatisfaction

  • high disability levels

  • disputed compensation claims 

  • somatization

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Does the patient have poor prognostic factors?

No

No

No

Yes

Management of Symptoms

 

Based on shared decision making between the patient and provider, any one of the following therapeutic interventions is recommended:

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Yes

Yes

No

Discharge

Yes

Yes

Discharge

No