headache treatment


Efficacy of biofeedback in the treatment of migraine and tension type headaches
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Background: Biofeedback is an established non-pharmacologic technique commonly used in the treatment of migraine and tension type headaches . Multiple published studies have suggested that biofeedback is effective in reducing the frequency and severity of headaches

Biofeedback treatment of recurrent headaches in children and adolescents
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Two types of behavioural treatments predominate in the headache literature: relaxation, which was reviewed in Chapter 25, and biofeedback, which is the focus of this chapter. Relaxation and biofeedback are similar in many respects, because both have as their chief The aetiology of migraine headaches has been the source of a great deal of conjecture, and debate continues over its origin as a vascular or brain disorder, as well as the role of vasoactive substances in its genesis. Abnormal platelet aggregation associated with the

The use of botulinum toxin in the treatment of headaches
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Migraine is a disabling condition which affects 28 million Americans. Over 10 million Americans suffer from daily headaches . The discovery of triptans has revolutionized abortive therapy of migraines. However, patients suffering from frequent attacks and those who do

Treatment of tension and migraine headaches with biofeedback techniques
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THE sToRY o MEDICINE dating from early Greek and Roman manuscripts testifies to the fact that headache has been and is today a primary complaint of many patients. The moderm physician has a substantial armamentarium of drugs capable of providing relief for

resistant headaches related to a vascular permeability defect common in women–Presentation of two cases-Women with treatment refractory headaches
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Purpose: To determine if sympathomimetic amine therapy, which has been effective in alleviating pain from various areas of the body in women previously refractory to conventional therapy, could help refractory migraine headaches . Methods: Two cases with

Electromedical treatment of headaches
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60 Practical PAIN MANAGEMENT, November/December 2006 with tension headaches . 3 Inclusion criteria were that all subjects had to have tension headaches requiring analgesic agents for at least one year, with at least four headaches per month. Subjects were excluded

Botulinum toxin for the treatment of headaches : a review of current practices and evidence based-data
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Botulinum toxin type A has been used clinically for the prophylaxis and treatment of various types of primary headache disorders for over 15 years. Several studies have been performed to demonstrate its mechanism of its effect. There is adequate data to support the To the Editor–Hyman and Cataldo report on their experience with nitroglycerin ointment (NTG) for anal fissures in the March issue of Diseases of the Colon Rectum,: suggesting that treatment more often produces headaches than relief of anal discomfort. In fact, only 4 of

Peripheral nerve stimulation for the treatment of chronic intractable headaches : long-term efficacy and safety study
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Background: Despite the various modalities available for treating headaches , typical therapy does not provide adequate pain relief for some patients. Objectives: This study explored the efficacy and safety of long-term peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) for intractable chronic

Combined occipital nerve/supraorbital nerve stimulation for treatment of refractory headaches : initial adolescent experience (ages 12-17)
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Objectives: Assessment of the efficacy and safety of dual occipital-supraorbital nerve stimulation in adolescent headache patients. Subjects and methods: Adolescents ages 12- 17, including 10 females and 3 males were screened for implantation of occipital

Antinociceptive effects of botulinum toxin type-A in pain and headaches treatment
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Since its development for clinical use in 1980s botulinum toxin, the most potent biological toxin known to man has become a useful drug in various field of medicine. It was initially used to treat neurological disorders characterized by excessive muscle contractions. Since

Acupuncture as a Complementary Treatment for Migraine Headaches
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Currently accepted treatment for migraines is based on pharmacological intervention with triptans, caffeine, NSAIDS, ergots and antiepileptic medications. Decreasing exposure of risk factors is also advised. Some have great success with these methods. However, there are

Occipital nerve stimulation for treatment of severe occipital headaches
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Treatment of chronic occipital headaches and occipital neuralgia remains challenging; few available options for medically intractable cases generally include occipital neurectomy, upper cervical ganglionectomy and various percutaneous destructive procedures on the

Homeopathic treatment of headaches migraine: a meta-analysis of the randomized controlled trials
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Background: Homeopathy seems scientifically implausible and is the most controversial forms of CAM therapies. This review aims to summarize treatment effects of individualized homeopathy in headaches and migraine. Methods: Relevant studies were identified by a

Treatment integrity and cost-effectiveness of home vs. clinic relaxation training for tension headaches
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Treatment of Migraine Headaches
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Clinical Practice Capsules (CPC) are short summaries of diseases and syndromes written for all prescribers. The CPCs contain a description of the disease/syndrome, diagnostic criteria, treatment algorithms including options and prices. We welcome submissions from all

The treatment of Headaches with Acupressure.
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Tension headaches are the most common type of headache, followed by migraines and sinusitis ( 9 : 1 ratio ). The main symptoms the patient will complain of will be pain tingling, burning of the occipital area ( nape ) throbbing to the top of the head and temporal area, forehead and

Surgical treatment of vascular headaches
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The pathogenesis of migraine pain has not yet been adequately explained and remains the subject of vigorous debate. In the 1940s, Harold Wolff and his associates postulated that migraine pain emanates from dilated extracranial arleries, and they were able to provide

Migraine Headaches in Childhood and New Treatment Modalities
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In recent years, there has been a realization in migraine classification. The original classification did not have sufficient data to discuss seperate criteria for headache disorders in chidren and adolescents. In addition, significant changes that have taken place in the