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What are the most common types and causes, and the most effective treatments?
Feb 1, 2014 Issue
Aspirin With or Without Antiemetic for Acute Migraine Headaches in Adults [Cochrane for Clinicians]
Aspirin, with or without an antiemetic, is an effective treatment for acute migraine headache. Adding the antiemetic metoclopramide (Reglan) significantly reduces migraine-related nausea and vomiting compared with aspirin alone.
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Cluster headache causes severe unilateral temporal or periorbital pain, lasting 15 to 180 minutes and accompanied by autonomic symptoms in the nose, eyes, and face. Headaches often recur at the same time each day during the cluster period, which can last for weeks to months. Some patients have chron...
Approximately one-half of the adult population worldwide is affected by a headache disorder. The International Headache Society classification and diagnostic criteria can help physicians differentiate primary headaches (e.g., tension, migraine, cluster) from secondary headaches (e.g., those caused ...
Apr 15, 2013 Issue
AAN/AHS Update Recommendations for Migraine Prevention in Adults [Practice Guidelines]
Studies suggest that more than one-third of persons with migraine need preventive therapy; however, only 3 to 13 percent use it. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and American Headache Society (AHS) recently reviewed studies published since 2000 to determine which therapies reduce migraine fre...
Migraine headache is a common and potentially debilitating disorder often treated by family physicians. Before diagnosing migraine, serious intracranial pathology must be ruled out. Treating acute migraine is challenging because of substantial rates of nonresponse to medications and difficulty in pr...
Acupuncture reduces the frequency of migraine headaches when used as an adjunct to, or in place of, medical management.
Jan 1, 2010 Issue
Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Migraine Prophylaxis [Cochrane for Clinicians]
Acupuncture appears to be effective for prophylaxis of migraine headaches, and may be slightly better than pharmacotherapy. Sham acupuncture is just as effective as real acupuncture.