by Roy Strowd, MD

Headache is an all-encompassing term for any type of continuous pain of the head and is one of the most common symptoms in family medicine, as well as one of the most common causes of functional disability. It can be caused by genetics or secondary to a plethora of other conditions, such as hypertension, infections of the central nervous system, traumatic brain injury, etc. For optimal comprehension, the student must be familiarized with the basic anatomy of the brain and the cerebrovascular system, as well as with the conditions which most commonly present with headache. The clinician must be able to detect the “red flags for headache”, which are signs and symptoms that raise the suspicion of a life-threatening underlying condition. In general, most headaches are harmless, but the best physicians are capable of identifying and diagnosing the few cases that require further workup and emergent treatment.

Course Details

  • Videos 24
  • Duration 2:33 h
  • Quiz questions 74
  • Concept Pages 5


Your Educators of course Headache

 Roy Strowd, MD

Roy Strowd, MD

Dr. Roy Strowd is the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in North Carolina, USA.
He obtained his MD from Wake Forest School of Medicine in 2009, and his MEd from Johns Hopkins University in 2021. Currently, he co-directs the Neurofibromatosis and Tuberous Sclerosis Clinics at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and is a researcher for the Adult Brain Tumor Consortium (ABTC) and Alliance for Clinical Trials in Neuro-Oncology.
Due to his achievements, he earned the M. Brownell Anderson Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Strowd teaches courses on Clinical Neurology.

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Excellent lecture
By MyNguyen M. on 01. November 2022 for Headache

Highly recommend, easily understandable, dive into the depth of diseases

All you need to know
By Altin B. on 17. January 2022 for Headache

These videos are very clearly and it is all I need to know. I really appreciate them

The Best
By Ghadeer K. on 18. October 2021 for Headache

Simply the best and most comprehensive headache course you could possibly wish for. Everything you need to know for the exam and for practice.

Highly recommend
By Rushika G. on 20. August 2021 for Headache

I would recommend this video. It has informative content. He explained very well.