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Case presentation of a chronic migraine patient in her mid-20's. Learn step-by-step treatment plan.
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.
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.
Review will highlight the current definitions of migraines as well as treatment options. Written by a migraine expert; includes review of current migraine medications.
A wide variety of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies exist for the treatment of migraine, including pharmacologic supplements, physical therapies, medicinal herbs and teas, and relaxation techniques. Should you be using these CAM therapies for migraine patients?
The use of topical treatment modalities for migraine and/or tension-type headaches holds the promise of providing a safe alternative or adjunct to systemic medications. Such treatment also may reduce narcotic dependence and the incidence of rebound headaches.
What do you do when your patient does not do well on their current migraine medications? An Ask the Expert question answered by Dr. John Claude Krusz.
Read about this case: Heather is a 30-year-old hairdresser in a salon. Her work can be very physical, and her life has not been easy. Heather is currently on 50 mg of topiramate and 25 mg of quetiapine to prevent headaches but cannot tolerate higher doses of either medication.
The number one drug used by neurologists for migraine and daily headache, topirimate, is still reluctantly used by primary care physicians. This article is an attempt to demystify a very effective medication in the physician's migraine armentarium.
Article provides an overview of treatment-resistant Migraines. Alternate strategies may be required for overcoming the treatment resistance of certain types of migraines.
Discussion of triptan options in the treatment of migraines. Reviews available migraine medications.
An overview of the efficacy of several triptan agents in menstrually-related migraine (MM), as well as of other treatment modalities that are commonly used in the treatment of MM.
Memantine has only recently been introduced in the U.S. for dementing disorders, although it has been used in Europe for some time. It blocks N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) glutamate receptors that are thought to be intrinsic to pain transmission, windup, long-term potentiation and central sensitization.