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A lifetime of observations has been complied in Advanced Headache Therapy a new book by Lawrence Robbins, MD. Read Dr. Michael Ready's review.
Case presentation of a chronic migraine patient in her mid-20's. Learn step-by-step treatment plan.
Boys and girls experience headaches at a similar rate until they reach adolescents, when hormones kick-in. Learn more about how migraines affect boys and girls during childhood through adolescents.
Up to 4% of adults suffer from chronic headaches, mostly migraines. Dr. Lawrence Robbins reviews what we know about migraine types, comorbidities, as well as migraine triggers, and treatments.
Patients with refractory chronic migraine (RCM) experience a great deal of disability related to their chronic headaches.
Patients with refractory chronic migraine (RCM) experience a great deal of disability and loss of their quality of life. Chronic migraine occurs in approximately 2% of the population, but we do not know the epidemiology or rate of occurrence of RCM.
Migraine headaches are a common cause of disability in the United States, affecting approximately 60 million American adults, or 17.1% of women and 5.6% of men.1 To help define migraines better, the term classical migraine has been replaced with migraine with aura, and nonclassical migraine now is referred to as migraine without aura.
Children and teens are more likely to have a traumatic brain injury (TBI), including concussion, and take longer to recover than adults. TBI symptoms may appear mild, but the injury can lead to significant life-long impairment affecting an individual’s memory, behavior, learning, and/or emotions.
The stories are heartbreaking. The young athlete who sustains a concussion while competing and needs intensive rehabilitation for cognitive, balance, sleep, and emotional symptoms—occasionally with long-term disability and pain.
Headaches are the most common neurological disorder seen by primary care physicians.1 Migraines, characterized as unilateral, pulsating, severe headaches with or without aura, occur in up to 18% of adult women and 10% of men.2 Up to 4% of adults will develop chronic migraines, defined by the
As 2013 winds down, I want to recognize the year’s most significant research advance in practical pain management. This year’s award goes to the elucidation and understanding of the sequelae of head trauma.
Abortive and prophylactic therapies work well to stem severity and frequency of cluster headaches.
Headache may just be the tip of the iceberg in patients suffering a traumatic brain injury.
With traumatic brain injuries on the rise, pain practitioners need to understand the biomechanics, pathophysiology, and symptomatology of these injuries.