The comorbidity of headache with other pain syndromes

Ann I. Scher*, Walter F. Stewart, Richard B. Lipton

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this article, we consider the possible reasons and supporting evidence for the comorbidity of chronic pain conditions. To simplify the discussion, we primarily focus on the epidemiology of headache with other pain conditions, dividing studies into those based on children or adolescents and those based on adults. We consider exogenous and endogenous factors, and methodological challenges, in understanding whether and how 2 pain conditions may be related.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1416-1423
Number of pages8
Issue number9
StatePublished - Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Comorbidity
  • Pain conditions


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