• Anatomy of a Headache

    Headaches represent one of the most common health complaints expressed by adults all around the world. We may call them tension headaches or migraines and we may try to find ways to cope with frequent bouts of pain. Rarely, though, do most people explore what’s going on beneath the surface of their pain. Here, we […]

  • The importance of medication overuse headaches

    I had a discussion with a patient recently who was interested in finding relief from her headaches, and as usual, sent me a list of her medications along with her long history of migraines. In reviewing her medical history, I had to do a double-take… she listed Excedrin as her primary medication, and she takes […]

  • Is Migraine Surgery Right for You?

    Migraine pain can affect every aspect of life. The more frequent these headaches are, the worse their repercussions can be. A study published in the Journal of Headache and Pain has shed light on the short- and long-term impact experienced by those who suffer migraines. More than 11,000 patients participated in this study, which ended […]

  • HEAT and your headaches

    Weather can be a trigger for migraines as well as several other headache syndromes.  I’m finding that this time of year in Southern California, and even in Colorado where my Denver office is located, can be the worst time of year for those yearning for headache relief.  Los Angeles recorded record-breaking temperatures of 121 degrees […]

  • Why Do I Get Headaches Every Day?

    Headaches are a problem we may not be surprised to experience now and then. When a person has headaches 15 or more days out of each month, we refer to this as chronic daily headaches. This state of being may involve tension headaches, cluster headaches, or migraines. Sometimes, it is a combination of different headaches […]

  • Spinal Surgery vs Migraine Surgery… Learn the Difference

    I was called by a prospective patient today who was clearly confused about the recommendations she had gotten from her other doctors. This very nice woman from Fort Collins, Colorado has suffered headache pain for many years since a whiplash accident. This story is classic for chronic headache pain that can be treated with migraine […]

  • A Migraine Clinic for Los Angeles that Provides Headache Relief for over 90% of its Patients? Yes, That’s Right.

    Migraine headaches can ruin a life.  Added frustrations from bouncing between different unsuccessful treatments and doctors can create a perfect storm of helplessness and hopelessness.  Migraine Surgery aims to break that cycle and provide long-lasting, significant relief from migraine pain.  Los Angeles now has access to that therapy. Let’s do some math.  Nearly 1/4 of […]

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