Robbins Headache Clinic
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.
2610 Lake Cook Road, Suite 160 Riverwoods, IL 60015 847.374.9399
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Treatment of headache at all ages. Hundreds of clinical tips/pearls. What to do when nothing works. Psychological conditions that often accompany severe headaches. Cutting edge medications and non-medicine approaches.” Hailed as “…the #1 resource for what to do for those with very difficult to treat headaches“….
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People who experience acute migraine may soon find relief in a new treatment. The results of a clinical trial of a novel drug revealed that it can eliminate head pain and reduce other symptoms of migraine. Read more here.
Research in an animal model of headache suggests that different underlying mechanisms at work in migraine may explain why some calcitonin gene-related peptide inhibitors, such as fremanezumab, may not work for everyone. Read more here.
In this cross-sectional observational study with 256 students, researchers explored whether a later high school start time was correlated with lower migraine frequency in high school students with migraine. Using social media, participants were recruited nationally....
This is a new letter to the editor that I wrote, in the journal Headache; these newer CGRP meds are marvelous for many patients, but the true side effect profile is just evolving: (LETTER FROM THE JOURNAL HEADACHE, JULY, 2019: LAWRENCE ROBBINS,M.D.) Erenumab, the...
Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are frequently used as a preventive treatment for the management of migraine. Topiramate (TPM) and valproic acid (VPA) are 2 AEDs that have demonstrated efficacy in reducing the frequency of migraine attacks. Read more here.
Despite the availability of new therapies, the vast majority of people with migraine headache receive inadequate treatment. A 2013 study by Lipton et al1proposed 3 steps to achieving minimally effective pharmacologic therapy for acute and chronic migraine. Read more...
While some light can worsen episodes, green light may ease them Read more here.
Migraine in children and adolescents remains underrecognized and underdiagnosed due to challenges like nonspecific symptoms, poor articulation of symptoms from patients, and lack of awareness of the prevalence of migraine in these populations. Read more here.
Researchers have found a protein that could help reduce the aggregation of toxic proteins in the brain — a hallmark of Parkinson's disease. But does their discovery offer fresh hope or just "a Band-Aid?" Read more here.
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Researchers identified nearly 400 common medical practices and theories that were contradicted by rigorous studies. Here are some of the most notable findings. Read more here.
It’s well understood how loud noise can affect your hearing – instantly, or in years to come. What’s emerging is a better understanding of how noise can affect your life in many other ways, from putting you at risk for heart disease and other illnesses to lowering...
It's a link that few might consider, but new research suggests young adults who worry about affording groceries may be more likely to suffer migraines. Read more here.
The mysteries of muscle pain or myalgia, including headache pain, continue to perplex clinicians. A tendency to want to diagnose or identify the causative agent has led to much speculation. 6-21-19. Read more here.
Alternatives to prescription drugs for insomnia offer better, safer and more long-lasting solutions, experts say. New York Times, 6-17-19. Read more here.
The author offers anecdotal evidence of the anesthetic agent in relieving and reducing episodic as well as chronic cluster attacks. Read more here. John Claude Krusz, Phd, MD discusses Ketamine use in Migraine, Cluster Headache, and Neuropathic Pain Disorders. Read...
Building off of his refractory chronic migraine scale for adults, the author proposes a rating scale for adolescents. Dr. Lawrence Robbins, MD, Practical Pain Management, June 2019. Read more here.
A recent study found that a quarter of adults over 50 take a supplement for brain-related health. But that same study, done by experts convened by the AARP, suggests that seniors should spend their money elsewhere. The supplements don’t work. The Conversation,...
Millions of Australians are affected by neck pain at some stage of their life and now researchers are aiming to find a link between the condition and debilitating headaches. 6-19-19. Read more here.