Navigating Life With Migraine And Other Headaches

Navigating Life With Migraine And Other Headaches

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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 givereal, 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"--Provided by publisher.
ISBN: 9780190640767
Characteristics: p. ; cm
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Table of ContentsSection 1: Managing Your Headaches1- Introduction: Why Is Headache So Important?2- Pain, Disability, and Stigma in Persons with Headache3- The History of Headache4- Headaches Requiring Urgent Medical Attention5- Managing Headaches, an OverviewSection 2: Primary Headache Disorders6- Migraine: Causes and Triggers7- Treating Migraine with Medication8- Alternative and Behavioral Treatments for Migraine9- Migraine in Kids10- Managing the Conditions That Often Coexist with Migraine11- Tension-Type Headache12- Cluster Headache13- Unusual Primary HeadachesSection 3: Secondary Headaches and Neuralgias14- Sinus Headache and Nasal Disease15- Disorders of the Neck16- Post-Traumatic Headache17- Atypical Facial Pain18- Trigeminal NeuralgiaGlossaryAppendix - Resources for Patients with Headache DisordersIndex


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