Based on the breakthrough understanding that virtually all headaches are forms of migraine--because migraine is not a specific type of headache, but the built-in mechanism that causes headaches of all kinds, along with neck stiffness, sinus congestion, dizziness, and other problems--Dr. Buchholz's Heal Your Headache puts headache sufferers back in control of their lives with a simple, transforming program: Step 1: Avoid the "Quick Fix." Too often painkillers only make matters worse because of the crippling complication known as rebound. Step 2: Reduce Your Triggers. The crux of the program: a migraine diet that eliminates the foods that push headache sufferers over the top. Step 3: Raise Your Threshold. When diet and other lifestyle changes aren't enough, preventive medication can help stay the course. That's it: in three steps turn your headache problems around.
A Complete Guide to Understanding Headaches and the Medications That Relieve Them
Author: Lawrence D. Robbins,Susan S. Lang
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Health & Fitness
Arguing that an appropriate medication has the best potential for relieving a headache, a guide to headache treatment discusses different types of pain, and conventional and alternative options for prevention or treatment.
OROFACIAL PAIN AND HEADACHE is a timely, comprehensive and instructive addition to the pain literature; in particular the important and truly multidisciplinary area of orofacial pain. Based on their extensive clinical experience and a thorough understanding of pain mechanisms specific to the trigeminal system, the editors, Yair Sharav and Rafael Benoliel, have integrated knowledge from the areas of headache and orofacial pain and have succinctly explained common mechanisms involved in the two phenomena, with important implications for pain diagnosis and management. Internationally renowned editors and contributor team Integrated approach to the diagnosis and treatment of oral and facial pain syndromes as well as common primary headaches A thorough review of the four majorclinical entities of orofacial pain: acute dental, neurovascular, musculoskeletal and neuropathic Comprehensive coverage of the pharmacotherapy of acute and chronic pain Chapters on the psychological, neurosurgical and otolaryngological aspects of orofacial pain An in depth discussion of facial pain and headaches secondary to medical co-morbidities Exploration of complementary and alternative methods of pain control including acupuncture, food additives and hypnosis
There are two crucial issues in the treatment and management of headache patients: More than 50% of individuals experiencing headache have only been treated symptomatically, with no appropriate diagnosis established; and history and neurologic examination are essential to establishing a diagnosis, and thus selecting appropriate therapy. Headache and Migraine Biology and Management is a practical text that addresses these issues, featuring contributions from expert clinical authors. The book covers in detail topics including chronic and episodic migraine, post-traumatic headache, sinus headache, cluster headache, tension headache, and others. Chapters are also dedicated to treatment subjects, including psychiatric and psychological approaches, medication overuse, inpatient treatment, and pediatric issues. This book is an ideal resource for researchers and clinicians, uniting practical discussion of headache biology, current ideas on etiology, future research, and genetic significance and breakthroughs. This resource is useful to those who want to understand headache biology, treat and manage symptoms, and for those performing research in the headache field. A practical discussion of headache biology, current ideas on etiology, future research, and genetic significance and breakthroughs Features chapters from leading physicians and researchers in headache medicine Full-color text that includes both an overview of multiple disciplines and discusses the measures that can be used to treat headaches
The cofounder and CEO of the Minirth Meier New Life Clinics, the largest mental health care providers in the United States, offers a book which clearly explains the causes of headaches and provides an eight-step action for dealing with them effectively.
Thoroughly updated for its Second Edition, this handbook is a practical, easily accessible guide to the diagnosis and management of headache patients. Geared to both primary care physicians and neurologists, the book presents a systematic approach to diagnosis and offers expert recommendations for treating all types of headaches, including migraine, chronic daily headache, tension and cluster headaches, post-traumatic headaches, headache during pregnancy, headache in children, headaches with onset after age 50, and headaches caused by HEENT disorders. This edition includes new drug treatments such as topiramate, almotriptan, frovatriptan, eletriptan, botulinum toxin, and tizanidine. Also included are 42 case studies, patient education materials, alternative treatments, and a medicolegal section.
This cutting-edge book will cover various aspects of headache management, with a focus on difficult patients. Practical, step-by-step advice for treating challenging headaches, including migraine, refractory and cluster headaches, will be provided in detail along with how to approach patients of different ages and those with psychological disorders. Unique and complex case studies and complete explanations to the vast array of medications will also be featured. Authored by one of the leading experts on refractory headaches, Advanced Headache Management will be an invaluable guide for the resident or clinician and an easy-to-read resource for many patients.
Serena L. Orr,Benjamin W. Friedman,David W. Dodick
Author: Alan M. Rapoport,Fred D. Sheftell,Stewart J. Tepper
Headache is an illness largely misunderstood, misdiagnosed, and mistreated. In this book the authors reveal the truth about headache and dispel many of the common myths. They prove that with the proper information and guidelines, headache sufferers can learn to control their headaches and improve their quality of life.
Established worldwide as the one definitive, encyclopedic reference on headache, The Headaches is now in its thoroughly revised, updated Third Edition. The foremost international authorities examine the mechanisms of over 100 types of headache and provide evidence-based treatment recommendations, including extensive tables of controlled clinical trials. This edition presents the revised International Headache Society classification of headaches and explains how to use this new classification for accurate diagnosis. Many headache entities are discussed for the first time, such as chronic migraines; primary headache attributed to sexual activity; primary stabbing, cough, exertional, and thunderclap headaches; hypnic headaches; and new daily persistent headaches. A new section focuses on childhood headaches. Chapters that focus on headaches in elderly patients and patients with psychiatric or medical diseases are also included.
Headache pain is unlike any other pain; when your head throbs, your entire body suffers. An estimated 20 to 40 million people in the United States are victims of chronic, recurring headaches. Many suffer not only from the torturous pain, but also from rejection by family and friends who cannot understand the moods and agony of the victim. Adverse effects from medication and mounting medical bills add to the misery, until loneliness and despair become overwhelming.
Headache is among the most common complaints encountered in primary care practice. A lengthy list of disorders, many of them serious, can be associated with headache. Consequently, the first concern of most physicians and patients is to assess the likelihood of a dangerous underlying condition. Upon evaluation, however, most patients are diagnosed with one of the commonly encountered primary headaches. These are conditions of long duration and require ongoing management and treatment reassessment, most often by a primary care provider. Until now, most books on headache were written as texts for subspecialists. Sorely lacking was a basic reference for the primary care practitioner. The College has closed that gap with the release of the newest volume in the ACP Key Diseases series, Headache, by Elizabeth W. Loder and Vincent T. Martin. Headache's major emphasis falls naturally on the "Big Three" headache disorders: migraine, tension-type, and cluster headaches. Each disorder is defined and distinguished, and recommended treatment strategies are summarized with concise, evidence-based algorithms. Another major focus of Headache is management of the patient with daily or frequent headaches, one of the most challenging clinical situations for primary care physicians. Other topics include medication overuse and misuse, complementary and alternative treatments, headache in special populations such as children and adolescents, and the "difficult" headache patient. Patients with headache have much to gain from timely therapy: by incorporating the treatment strategies outlined in this book, practitioners will be able to provide that therapy and improve their patients' outcomes. Reasonably priced, clear, and to the point, Headache will be one of the most vital reference books on your shelf.
A textbook and practical clinical handbook for all students and practitioners concerned with the evaluation, diagnosis, assessment and management of neck pain and cervical headache particularly in relation to whiplash. It presents the applied sciences, clinical assessment methods and rehabilitation protocols for the management of persons with neck pain and represents the translation of research into clinical practice and provides a systematic approach to assessment and an evidence base for conservative clinical management strategies for neck pain. Provides an understanding of the pathophysiological processes in the sensory, motor and sensorimotor systems and how they present in patients with neck pain disorders. Presents multimodal approaches to management of neck pain guided by the evidence of presenting dysfunctions. Presents a comprehensive description of a therapeutic exercise approach based on motor control which has proven efficacy.
Headache Medicine has recently become an official medical subspecialty. Practitioners who specialize in the field come from many different backgrounds including neurology, internal medicine, anesthesiology, rehabilitation medicine, family medicine, psychiatry, dentistry and others. A great deal of research is being done in HM, and, as a result, the field is one which is growing rapidly in every way. Interestingly, most patients with headache are not being treated by specialists in HM, in large part because of the vast numbers of patients requiring medical attention for headache disorders, and the relatively small number of bona fide specialists. Thus, there is a need for resources to guide these practitioners as they manage headache patients. There are several excellent scholarly texts in the field and numerous books for the public about headache. There are really no concise manuals of HM, however, there are books aimed at the bulk of skilled practitioners taking care of the major share of headache sufferers, who wish to understand the important concepts of diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis in this complex field. This is the aim of Dr. Levin's book which consists of 4 parts: Part 1- Headache Medicine Basic Science, Part 2- Diagnosis of Primary Headache Disorders, Part 3- Diagnosis of Secondary Headache Disorders, and Part 4- Headache Treatment. Chapters in each section are concise, but include cutting edge information about these aspects of headache medicine. The organization of the contents of this book is similar to the Curriculum for Headache Medicine designed by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) which is the organization responsible for accrediting Headache Medicine training programs and accrediting individual practitioners. The content of the book mirrors that of the UCNS board examination as well. Chapters include key tables and illustrations. Review questions are included at the end of each chapter and serve as a study resource. The editor is a charter diplomate of the UCNS HM examination and has directed board review courses for the American Headache Society and Headache Cooperative of New England. All of the eligible chapter authors have taken and passed this exam as well. The International Classification of Headache Disorders is used throughout this text and a concerted effort has been made to base content on evidence when available, rather than personal practices. Each chapter is intended as a stand alone monograph and as a result the book can be read in virtually any order.
HeaRelieve Migraine, Tension, Cluster, Menstrual and Lyme Headaches
Author: Suzy Cohen (Pharmacist)
Headache Free will help a person find the root cause of their chronic pain, and eliminate toxins and triggers. Most other books focus on medications, and temporary fix-me-ups. With Headache Free, there is scientifically-backed nutrients, herbals and nutritional remedies that can stop the pain fast.
Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints. Nearly everyone gets one at some point in their lives and over 45 million Americans suffer with chronic headaches each year. Headache disorders are a major contributing factor to disability and lost-work time world-wide. Altogether, diagnosis and treatment of headaches make up 20% of all visits to neurologists. What Nurses Know...Headaches is written by a nurse who has experienced having headaches all of her life. There are risk factors that are not changeable like genetics, for example. But others, such as stress, diet, or the overuse of medications, are much more easily changed through education. Other preventive strategies include following specialized diets and using mind-body techniques such as deep relaxation, visualization, and biofeedback to help people put an end to their headaches. What Nurses Know...Headache includes: Headache basics Discusses over a dozen headache types based the upon American Headache Society classifications Headache care, including coping measures, support strategies,and future treatments onthe horizon A list of proven headache prevention diets
Based on the current classification of the International Headache Society, this revised and updated 7th Edition provides up-to-date, practical guidance on the very latest advances in research into the pathophysiology, clinical aspects, and treatment of all types of headache-including migraine, tension-type headache, cluster headache, and chronic daily headache. It provides an optimal blend of clinical know-how and relevant basic science, written in an easy-to-read, engaging style. Features a chapter organization based on the HIS classification of headache, making information easy to find. Delivers balanced coverage of the most recent scientific discoveries as well as tried and true clinical observations. Includes updated discussions on the pathophysiology and treatment of migraine, plus a new chapter on Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalgias (cluster headaches). Delivers a completely revised chapter on tension-type headache that reflects recent changes in clinical practice. Provides revisions based on updated guidelines presented at the International Headache Society, Congress of Headache, September 2003.
The many manifestations of migraine can vary dramatically from one patient to another, even within the same patient at different times. Among the most compelling and perplexing of these symptoms are the strange visual hallucinations and distortions of space, time, and body image which migraineurs sometimes experience. Portrayals of these uncanny states have found their way into many works of art, from the heavenly visions of Hildegard von Bingen to Alice in Wonderland. Dr. Oliver Sacks argues that migraine cannot be understood simply as an illness, but must be viewed as a complex condition with a unique role to play in each individual's life.