|About the Book|
Chronic headaches are a common cause of disability, posing considerable challenges to both patients and the practitioners trying to help them. This collection of writings by Lawrence Robbins, M.D., one of the nations leading headache specialists, isMoreChronic headaches are a common cause of disability, posing considerable challenges to both patients and the practitioners trying to help them. This collection of writings by Lawrence Robbins, M.D., one of the nations leading headache specialists, is the definitive resource for headaches that are difficult to treat. The ebook is a comprehensive overview of cutting-edge treatment of tension headaches, migraines, and cluster headaches. It contains practical guidance for medical providers, and also offers information for patients seeking an advanced understanding of headaches. Topics include:• In-depth details about individual prescription medications—dosages, side effects, interaction profiles, etc.• Herbs and dietary supplements.• Detailed research results of specific treatment outcomes, including many tables with data.• Headaches in children and adolescents.• Interdisciplinary treatment using the entire medical “village,” including psychotherapy, massage, physical therapy and acupuncture.• Headache triggers.• The role of diet, exercise, and fatigue.• In-depth articles about anxiety, depression and ADHD in headache patients.• How patients can think about their pain and expectations, including coping skills and the concept of acceptance.The book contains the highlights of Dr. Robbins extensive writing, including his journal articles and blog posts. Robbins has written three books and more than 200 articles and abstracts. He writes educational blog posts on the website for the Robbins Headache Clinic.For 25 years, the highly individualized treatment at Robbins Headache Clinic in Northbrook, Illinois, has brought relief to many patients whose headaches had resisted all prior treatment. Patients receive care from Dr. Robbins and Nurse Practitioner Brooke Bassett, NP-C.Dr. Robbins, a neurologist, repeatedly has been chosen as one of America’s Top Doctors. He received the 2008 Janet Travell Clinical Pain Management Award, given to one physician per year by the American Academy of Pain Management.He was assistant professor of neurology at Rush Medical College from 1992-2011. He holds the title of Master Psychopharmacologist and Master Clinician through the Neuroscience Education Institute and has completed 225 hours of continuous education in psychopharmacology.