Archives de catégorie : Headache

Icepick headache

Icepick headache (or stabbing headache”) is a sudden pain on the scalp, such as a stab, sometimes excruciating and disabling but very short lasting (seconds or one minute). This pain occurs without alert ten or hundred times a day, on … Continuer la lecture

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The Mystery of chronic tension headache

This is the most common form of chronic headache (about 4 % of the world’s population), with, often, a negative impact on health and work. Unlike migraine, this headache affects equally women and men. It consists of (according to the … Continuer la lecture

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Catamenial or menstrual migraine

For many migraine sufferers (from 20% to 60%), although there are crises outside the cycle, menstruation is a trigger for migraine attacks. For other migraine sufferers, the migraine crisis occurs exclusively between the day 2 before and the day 3 … Continuer la lecture

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Small revolution against migraine.

In Switzerland, there is a million of people suffering from migraine. Now, in our center in Gland (www.neurolacote.ch), we can prescribe the Erenumab, a new preventive drug for the episodic (less than 15 days of crises a month) or chronic … Continuer la lecture

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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 … Continuer la lecture

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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 … Continuer la lecture

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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 … Continuer la lecture

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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 … Continuer la lecture

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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 … Continuer la lecture

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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 … Continuer la lecture

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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 … Continuer la lecture

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