Migraine-Related Surgery Proves Cause for Debate

Migraine-Related Surgery Proves Cause for Debate

A debate at the International Headache Congress during June in Boston, between a plastic surgeon and a neurologist, concluded with roughly 500 health professionals expressing skepticism about a surgical procedure for migraine. Bahman Guyuron, MD, of the University Hospitals and…

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Face Lifts for Migraine?

Face Lifts for Migraine?

Botox® injections, which are commonly used to reduce facial wrinkles, are also used by some doctors to temporarily reduce migraines. Now a plastic surgeon writes in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery that using surgical procedures that work similarly to Botox…

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Face Lifts for Migraine?

Face Lifts for Migraine?

Botox® injections, which are commonly used to reduce facial wrinkles, are also used by some doctors to temporarily reduce migraines. Now a plastic surgeon writes in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery that using surgical procedures that work similarly to Botox…

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Surgery No Longer Last Resort for Trigeminal Neuralgia

Surgery No Longer Last Resort for Trigeminal Neuralgia

Surgery may be a better option for individuals with trigeminal neuralgia than second-line drugs, according to new American Academy of Neurology guidelines. Trigeminal neuralgia (also known as tic douloureux) generally strikes people over age 50. The pain is an intense,…

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Ask the Pharmacist: Afraid of Needles Used for Blood Samples

Ask the Pharmacist: Afraid of Needles Used for Blood Samples

All questions answered by:  Richard Wenzel, PharmD Diamond Headache Clinic Inpatient Unit St. Joseph’s Hospital, Chicago, IL Q. I hate being poked with needles. In the past I have taken medications (for a non-headache illness) that required monthly blood samples….

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Ask the Pharmacist: Always Have a Back-Up Plan

Ask the Pharmacist: Always Have a Back-Up Plan

Q. Recently I needed treatment in the emergency room (ER) due to a really bad migraine attack. I only have one drug to use at home when an attack strikes and someone at the hospital said that I need two…

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Reader's Mail: Hair Brushing Hurts

Reader's Mail: Hair Brushing Hurts

Q. For the past two weeks I have been getting a weird symptom and I can’t seem to find out what it is. Every time I gently touch or brush a certain part of my hair along my head, I…

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