Robbins Headache Clinic

Lawrence Robbins, M.D.
Brooke Bassett

For more than 25 years, headache sufferers in the Chicago area have found relief from their pain, thanks to our cutting-edge treatment based on the latest advancements in the field. Dr. Larry Robbins, M.D., and Nurse Practitioner Brooke Phenicie, NP-C, use a comprehensive combination of remedies for migraines, tension headaches and cluster headaches. To start your individualized treatment plan, call and make an appointment.

60 Revere Drive, Suite 330
Northbrook, IL 60062

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Scientists looking at groups of people lifting heavy boxes saw subtle differences between men and women that could increase women’s risk for chronic back problems, according to a study published online in the journal Applied Ergonomics. Ann Lukits, a writer for the New York Times recently wrote about the study. Here’s what she had to […]


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Amanda L. Chan, a writer for the Huffington Post poses the question, it’s 1 a.m. but the next episode of “Orange Is The New Black” is calling your name. What’s so bad about one more hour of screen time, as long as you’re “resting” in bed? Actually, it might mean a lot. Staying up late […]


Book Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Bookshop owner and migraineur Janet Geddis is a regular blogger at She recently wrote that she is always keeping an eye out for books that deal with migraine. She said, “I’m interested in novels that feature characters who have migraine disease, and I love nonfiction pieces that describe the complicated mechanism of migraine.” Geddis […]


Lower Back Pain and Acetaminophen

Medical guidelines around the world recommend acetaminophen as a first-line treatment for adults with lower back pain. Acetaminophen is sold under brand names including Tylenol, Panadol and Anacin. Recently, a large trial has found that acetaminophen works no better than placebo for lower back pain. “Our result illustrates the problems in relying on that indirect […]


“A Headbanger’s Headache”

Dancing at a heavy-metal rock concert might not be so good for your health. Check out this story recently published in the New York Times….. German doctors recently described the case of a 50-year-old man who came to the hospital after two weeks with a constant and worsening headache. His whole head hurt, but he […]



    • in an analysis of clinical trials, the most commonly prescribed group of migraine drugs failed to relieve headaches in 24% to 68% of attacks
    • The review found that all marketed tripants provided significant relief and/or absence of pain at 1 and 2 hours when compared with placebo. however, the analysis also showed that 24% to 68% of migranes failed to respond to these medications.