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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.
Chronic refractory migraine rating scale helps physicians better predict outcomes for patients with migraines.
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.
Each adolescent with refractory headaches is unique, and requires an individualized approach. This involves the parents, siblings, school, and health care villagers (physicians and therapists) working together with the goal to decrease pain and increase function.
Latest in a series of clinical pearls for practical headache treatment from Practical Pain Management and a headache specialist.
2 cases are presented on new daily persistent headache. How do you manage this pain patient?
Article explores medication-overuse headaches, a condition that is commonly overlooked and difficult to treat.
Pain case challenge: In headache patients, anxiety may increase pain while pain may fuel anxiety. How to treat? Hear from a headache expert.
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