Care Pathway for the Management of Episodic Tension-type Headaches

Adjust poor prognostic factors

Develop a patient-centered care plan in partnership with the patient

  • Educate and reassure about the benign and self-limiting nature of non-specific low back pain and the importance of maintaining activity and movement

  • Address prognostic factors for poor recovery 

  • Reassure that it is normal to feel some anxiety, distress or anger. Listen to the patient's concerns, discuss them and adjust the care plan accordingly 

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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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Discharge

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Discharge

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