Home Health Complications of Temporomandibular Joint Surgery
Failure to Make the Correct Diagnosis: Part II - A Physical Therapist's Perspective
The 2013 International Headache Society (IHS) has identified 14 diagnostic categories for headache and facial pain  (Appendix 1). Each of these categories have several diagnostic subtypes for a total of 284 sources for headache and facial pain. This extensive list of headache and facial pain disorders becomes a diagnostic challenge even for the most seasoned clinicians. A thorough history and a cranial nerve exam assessing neurological deficit(s) and/or altered mental state can eliminate more serious pathologies that may be causing headache and facial pain. If pathology or infection is suspected, imaging studies and blood analysis would rule out most concerns . Neuropathic and neurogenic sources for headache and facial pain must be considered but are very complex and difficult to diagnose . Category 11 of the IHS classification system addresses additional diagnoses that are relatively common and can mimic and compound temporomandibular joint pain (Boxes 2.1 and 2.2).
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S. Kraus, PT
Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
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G.F. Bouloux (ed.), Complications of Temporomandibular Joint Surgery, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-51241-9_2
Box 2.1 Classification of Headache Disorders 
Part one: the primary headaches
Part three: painful cranial neuropathies, other facial pains, and other headaches
Box 2.2 Diagnostic Subsets of Category 11 
Headache or facial pain attributed to disorders of the cranium, neck, eyes, ears, nose, sinuses, teeth, mouth, or other facial or cervical structures
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