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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?
A 66-year-old man with long-standing history of chronic neuralgia of the right occipital nerve presents with constant, daily pain of variable intensity associated with photophobia, phonophobia, and frequent nausea. Case Challenge from Practical Pain Management.
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.
Non-migrainous, persistent head pain can be challenging to diagnose, as both intra- and extracranial etiologies must be considered. Article covers use of EMG for patients with persistent head pain.
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.
Many cases of post-traumatic headache (PTH) go undetected and are inadequately treated. Article describes evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of PTH.
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.
This article presents a novel approach to evaluating the potential contribution of dysfunctional muscles of the head to headache. The analysis is based on dynamic and quantitative surface electromyography (SEMG) of a number of muscles through a range of motions and facial expressions.
Headache patients often have complex medical and psychological issues so that managing the headaches requires a combination of science, art, and compassion. The following are 35 pearls that the author has accumulated in his practice with this patient population.
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 discusses how initial treatment of pediatric headaches may benefit by using conservative, reversible modalities for tension headache before resorting to medications for migraine.
Article provides an overview of treatment-resistant Migraines. Alternate strategies may be required for overcoming the treatment resistance of certain types of migraines.
Cervicogenic headaches—often misdiagnosed as a sinus headache or ocular disturbances—may be effectively managed by the use of anesthesia to block the occipital nerve branches.
Discussion of triptan options in the treatment of migraines. Reviews available migraine medications.
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