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


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“….

In Smokers Only, Migraine Ups Stroke Risk

New research shows that migraine is linked with an increased risk for stroke among active smokers, but not nonsmokers. Teshamae S. Monteith, MD, assistant professor of clinical neurology and chief of the Headache Division at the University of Miami’s Miller... read more

Migraine Headache Surgery

Dr. Robbins weighs in on the subject of migraine headache surgery, by reviewing the article “A Critical Evaluation of Migraine Trigger Site Deactivation Surgery,” by P. Mathew, published in Headache, 2013. The excellent article by Mathew, “A Critical... read more

Healthy Food May Not Always Be As Healthy As We Think

Several registered dieticians recently weighed in on some popular foods that may not be as healthy as we think. It seems like there has been a recent explosion of frozen yogurt shops… the kind where you walk in, pick up a container and fill it with your choice, or... read more

Migraine Case History Summary

Sumatriptan was only mildly effective; what would you consider next Dr. Robbins? I do not want to quit the triptan class, because these are the most likely medications to stop the migraine, with minimal side effects. I would substitute rizatriptan, 1 tab every 3 hours... read more

More Migraine Abortive Possibilities

For other abortive possibilities, we would note in Heather’s chart the following: * If sumatriptan is not effective, it is worthwhile to use another triptan. Because triptans are far superior to our other choices, it is worthwhile to try at least 3 before giving... read more

Heather’s Migraine Case Continues

What other preventive medicines are possibilities Dr. Robbins? When we initially see a complicated headache patient, our list of possible medications take into account a number of factors, including all of the comorbidities: psychiatric, medical, and... read more

Migraine Case History Continuation

  Which abortive medication would you consider Dr. Robbins? Most daily headache patients take 2 or 3 abortive medications. They may have something for milder daily headaches, a migraine medication, and an “escape” analgesic for the severe migraine.... read more

Case History of Chronic Migraine Part Two

The case history of Heather continues…. A referral to a good psychotherapist would be beneficial, as would biofeedback by a skilled therapist. Psychiatric referral would be a reasonable choice as well. For the neck pain, physical therapy may be helpful, at least... read more

Case History of Chronic Migraine

Dr. Robbins describes a patient, Heather, who is a 24 -year -old hairdresser with migraines since age 12, which have been slowly increasing. Her usual  daily headache is an aching, throbbing moderate headache with photophobia. About 6 times per month, Heather has a... read more

Genetic Link Found for Migraine and Stroke

Researchers and health professionals have known for some time that migraine and stroke are linked. New research indicates that both disorders share a genetic link. Study authors, led by Rainer Malik, PhD, of the University Hospital of Bordeaux, France, reviewed data... read more

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