What is included in the physical exam to evaluate facial pain and headache?

Updated: Jan 29, 2020
  • Author: Tejas Raval, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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A thorough head and neck examination should be performed, including testing of the cranial nerves, palpation for points of tenderness, trigger points, jaw clicks, and dental pain. If a rhinogenic source is a concern, nasal endoscopy looking for purulence, edema, inflammation, trauma, and tumor should be performed. A neurologic examination should also be performed.


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