Nummular Headache

Lawrence C. Newman and Morris Levin

in Headache and Facial Pain

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Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780195373875
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322800 | DOI:

Series: What Do I Do Now

Nummular Headache

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Nummular (“coin-like” ) headache pain refers to a localized area of scalp pain and is thought to be due to a local neuropathic process, akin to trigeminal or cervical root branch neuralgia. Diagnosis and treatment options (including local anesthetic procedures) are discussed in this chapter.

Chapter.  843 words. 

Subjects: Neurology ; Pain Medicine

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