The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved onabotulinum toxin A (more commonly known as “Botox”) for the treatment of chronic migraines. Chronic migraines are defined as occurring on 15 days or more per month. Headache specialists have been injecting onabotulinum toxin A for m
Children can cause headaches in so many ways, that so many parents can attest to. The good news is, they grow up. The bad news is, the bigger they get, the bigger the headaches. That’s what my mom would say, anyway. Headaches can be aggravated by pregnancy and childbirth, as well as changes througho
At parties and holiday meals, the food and drink is in abundance, and you look forward to it every year. Different foods and drinks may trigger headaches in different people, and it may take time for you to figure out if you have food and drink triggers, and what they are. The amount of fo
From planning the holiday meal, to preparing for guests and shopping, there are many stressors during the holidays. Some people may have a migraine triggered by stress, and some will get “stress let-down” migraines. These occur when after a stressful event, you’re finally feeling relieved that it’s.
It’s great to finally get time off from work, but many aspects of vacations can trigger migraines…sleeping in (too much sleep can trigger a migraine, as can skipping that morning cup ‘o’ joe), changing sleep habits, traveling through time zones, or sharing a hotel room with your screaming kids. ...
Headaches, and especially migraines, may make you want to stay in bed, untouched, and lying still. This inevitably makes someone not want to engage in intimate affairs. But what if a good romp could actually help? It may, but of course, you need to get over your fear of all that movement and closene
Morning headaches, if occurring consistently, are a reason to talk to your doctor. On a recent appearance on the Dr. Oz show, a panel of experts helped design a quiz to test your level of health. As a headache specialist, I felt that morning headaches were important to discuss. Morning hea
A study recently published revealed that cell phone signals increased brain activity. It was actually a very interesting study, in which participants held a cell phone to each ear, unaware if the phone was turned on or off. After 50 minutes, brain activity was increased in the area of the
Damage to blood vessels in the neck and head can cause headaches. The type of damage I’m talking about is arterial dissection. This can happen after trauma, but sometimes the trauma is very innocuous, or there is no trauma at all. Also, sometimes this type of problem is associated with stroke-like..
Vertigo/dizziness is an interesting and common problem. It, unfortunately, is very difficult to treat. Keep yourself well hydrated and ask your doctor if any of your medications can be adding to the problem. Often times it will go away on its own, if it is from a benign cause. In seve
Vertigo and dizziness are common problems in migraine sufferers. In general, as a neurologist, I see a lot of patients with dizziness. The problem tends to be more prominent in migraineurs. There are several different potential causes of vertigo, and even more in migraineurs. Vertigo
Protecting athletes from concussion is a good thing. Concussion is under recognized and under reported, and can have devastating neurological consequences, including even death. Of course, most concussions are mild, and people recover from them. It is more likely, though, that permanent br