Category Archives: Headache

Occipital neuralgia

The occipital neuralgia (formerly called Arnold’s neuralgia) is a primary headache, which must be distinguished from the migraine. The main symptom is an electric, burning and invalidating pain (generally different from the migraine), of which the origin is just below … Continue reading

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Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)

Dans notre centre de Neurologie à Gland, nous avons maintenant la possibilité d’effectuer des traitements de stimulation magnétique transcrânienne répétitive (rTMS). Nous sommes les seuls neurologues installés, de la Suisse romande à proposer ce traitement ambulatoire. Il s’agit d’une méthode non invasive de stimulation … Continue reading

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rTMS for chronic migraine?

Chronic migraine is a disabling condition defined as more than 15 headache day by month for more than 3 months, of which more than eight episodes are migraineous. The diagnosis of this disorder requires the assumption that a medication overuse … Continue reading

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“Nummular headache”: a 5 CHF coin-shaped headache

Nummular headache is the term given to a condition characterized by a continuous or intermittent pain that is felt in a contoured and fixed coin-shaped elliptic area (2-6 cm, usually as a 5 CHF coin) of the scalp, generally on … Continue reading

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Medication Overuse headache (MOH). What is your detoxification protocol?

It is a very frequent disorder (1-2% of the general population, the third cause of headache worldwide after tension headache and migraine; majority are women). Diagnostic criteria are headache chronicity (more than 10 days/month since at least three months, more … Continue reading

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Cluster headache. Give oxygen!

Idiopathic Cluster headache is a primary headache disorder with strictly unilateral attacks of disabling pain in the orbital region accompanied by vegetative phenomena (ptosis, red eye, myosis, nasal and ocular discharge) on the ispilateral face, each attack lasting between 15 … Continue reading

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