Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners

Decision Considerations – Aerospace Medical Dispositions
Item 46. Neurologic – Headaches


Common Conditions and Course of Action
Disease/Condition Class Evaluation Data Disposition
Atypical Facial Pain All Submit all pertinent medical records, current neurologic report, to include name and dosage of medication(s) and side effects Requires FAA Decision

Note: Pain, in some conditions, may be acutely incapacitating. Chronic recurring headaches or pain syndromes often require medication for relief or prophylaxis, and, in most instances, the use of such medications are disqualifying because they may interfere with a pilot's alertness and functioning.

Last updated: Wednesday, March 27, 2024