Posted at 18:51h
By Paul Phelps, M.D., Chairman, Department of Anesthesia, Southwest Healthcare System, Murrieta, California
in Case Study
For over 20 years, Roger, aged 54, has had severe, intermittent headaches. These headaches are characterized by an intense burning pain on one side of his head, accompanied by tearing in his eye and a runny nose. When they strike, the attacks typically occur several times a day and usually last about an hour. Roger can be headache free for months at a time, but the attacks always return. He has seen several healthcare providers, including headache specialists, with little or no improvement.