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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    • 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.