Intravenous treatment of chronic daily headaches in the outpatient headache clinic.

Abstract:

:The most likely future of aggressive headache treatment will reside in the sphere of the specialist's clinic. This is a far more cost- and time-effective mode of treating intractable chronic daily headaches (CDH), including chronic migraines. We have used this technique successfully in our clinic for many years. Our experience with intravenous treatment of headaches and migraines was summarized recently and a 97.5% success rate for this type of treatment was found in the clinic. Compared with the treatments commonly available in the emergency department, the specialist's clinic can offer more effective headache-altering definitive treatments. Patients can be offered a maximum degree of success for control of their intractable headaches. In this article, approaches to aggressive treatment of ongoing CDH using intravenous methods of therapy are discussed. All of these can be performed in the clinic setting, avoiding some of the costly aspects of treatment that are present in an emergency room setting.

journal_name

Curr Pain Headache Rep

authors

Krusz JC

doi

10.1007/s11916-006-0009-z

keywords:

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2006-02-01 00:00:00

pages

47-53

issue

1

eissn

1531-3433

issn

1534-3081

journal_volume

10

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