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Help for Kids with Chronic Migraines?

Preventive options are scarce. What about cognitive behavioral therapy?
 

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Migraine Treatment Challenges

Better understanding of migraine causes and related issues could result in enhanced patient care and prevention, but clinicians face some serious challenges—here are 5.

Knowing the direction of the headache's origin, while clinically difficult to ascertain on a consistent basis, has shown some predictive value for migraines.

Subarachnoid hemorrhage CT scan of head

A sudden severe headache with emesis brings a 35-year-old man to the ED. Research on his smart phone has satisfied him that this is a post-coital event and therefore, harmless. He refuses a lumbar puncture.

Chiari 1 malformation was found to be the cause of this man's year's long history of headache and severe neck pain. Here: a quick quiz on this anomaly.

A 29-year-old man presented with a 4-year history of headache and severe neck pain. What does the cervical MRI scan without contrast reveal?

Electric stimulation of peripheral nerves shows promise as a long-term treatment for patients with chronic headache.

The sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) has recently been the target of a novel treatment for patients with cluster headaches. A sham-controlled randomized study of an implantable stimulator of the SPG offers encouraging preliminary results.

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