n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Headache : guest editorial

Volume 23, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... Headache is a symptom that most people have experienced at some time in their lives. In some patients the pain is very severe, intolerable and unrelenting, in others it may be a mild symptom, easy to ignore. There are numerous reasons for and causes of headaches. Many of the theories about headaches and their causes have changed over the years. Probably headaches began when man assumed an upright posture. As early as 700 BC signs of ancient neurosurgery were evident. Neolithic skulls show that trepanation (the removal of a segment of bone from the skull) was widely performed. The operation ..

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