Care Pathway for the Management of Chronic Tension-type Headaches

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

 

Unexplained deformity or swelling or erythema of the skin; significant weakness not due to pain; past history of malignancy; suspected malignancy (e.g., weight loss or loss of appetite); fever/chills/malaise; significant unexplained sensory/motor deficits; pulmonary or vascular compromise; inability to perform any movements; pain at rest.