Navigating Life with Migraine and Other Headaches

ISBN : 9780190640767

William B. Young; Stephen D. Silberstein
272 Pages
140 x 210 mm
Pub date
Jan 2017
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Navigating Life with Migraine and Other Headaches focuses on the many myths that exist around headaches and dispels common misperceptions by providing simple explanations on how headaches occur, and, most importantly, how to treat them. The authors give real, practical advice: when and how to manage your headaches, when to seek treatment, and when to be concerned. From vitamins to prescription meds; from when to go to the emergency department to optimizing doctor visits; options for managing headaches are presented in this accessible and easy-to-read resource. The more you know about headache, including the mechanisms that cause pain, the better you and your family can manage this common and chronic condition. Through the use of patient stories, a glossary of terms for easy reference, and key points for quick retention, this book is a high-quality resource for people looking for empowerment and a sense of control.


Section 1: Managing Your Headaches
1- Introduction: Why Is Headache So Important?
2- Pain, Disability, and Stigma in Persons with Headache
3- The History of Headache
4- Headaches Requiring Urgent Medical Attention
5- Managing Headaches, an Overview

Section 2: Primary Headache Disorders
6- Migraine: Causes and Triggers
7- Treating Migraine with Medication
8- Alternative and Behavioral Treatments for Migraine
9- Migraine in Kids
10- Managing the Conditions That Often Coexist with Migraine
11- Tension-Type Headache
12- Cluster Headache
13- Unusual Primary Headaches

Section 3: Secondary Headaches and Neuralgias
14- Sinus Headache and Nasal Disease
15- Disorders of the Neck
16- Post-Traumatic Headache
17- Atypical Facial Pain
18- Trigeminal Neuralgia

Appendix - Resources for Patients with Headache Disorders

About the author: 

William B. Young, MD, FAHS, FAAN is professor of neurology, director of the inpatient headache unit at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Dr. Young is a Fellow of the American Headache Society and the American Academy of Neurology. He received his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and completed a residency in neurology at Tufts University School of Medicine and the New England Medical Center in Boston.; Stephen D. Silberstein, MD, FACP, FAHS, FAAN is professor of neurology and director of the Jefferson Headache Center at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Silberstein is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American Headache Society, and the American Academy of Neurology. He is past president of the American Headache Society and the Philadelphia Neurologic society. He received his medical degree from The University of Pennsylvania and completed a residency in neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has written over 300 publications and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Headache Society in 2016.

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