If you will only call a headache a cephalalgia, it acquires dignity at once, and a patient becomes rather proud of it.
The local symptoms are sometimes preceded by rigor, followed by fever, cephalalgia, and pains in the neck and occiput.
An Italian physician, Fantoni, has tried it in cephalalgia, meningitis rheumatica and in ischias.
Particularly, that form of cephalalgia called sick headache is apt to appear, in the periodical form, through several generations.
cephalalgia ceph·al·al·gia (sěf'ə-lāl'jə, -jē-ə)
Pain in the head. Also called headache.