Care Pathway for the Management of Episodic Tension-type Headaches

Adjust modifiable 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 the headaches 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