Archivi categoria: Headache

Migraine and sleep

We know, as neurologists, that there is an association between migraine and poor sleep. Sleeping poorly (non-restorative sleep, insomnia) increases migraine attacks and worsens comorbidities (depression and anxiety). It is known that the brain of the patients with migraine is … Continua a leggere

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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 … Continua a leggere

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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 … Continua a leggere

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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 … Continua a leggere

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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 … Continua a leggere

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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 … Continua a leggere

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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 … Continua a leggere

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