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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The Link Between Chronic Pain and Disturbed Sleep

According to an overview presented at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, many patients’ sleep complaints are comorbid with pain disorders. Alon Avidan, MD, MPH, a neurologist at the Ronald Reagan University of California, Los Angeles, Medical Center says the literature suggests a relationship between sleep disturbances and pain. A 2011 […]


U.S. Says Non-Allergic Peanut Moves Closer to Commercial Reality

The amount of peanut butter eaten in the United States each year could wrap the Earth in a ribbon of 18-ounce jars one and one-third times, according to the National Peanut Board. A new method for removing allergens from peanuts could potentially increase the ribbon significantly. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said last week that […]


“Chronic Pain, Lousy Mood are Chemically Connected”

A team of Stanford neurologists have found evidence that chronic pain triggers a series of molecular changes in the brain that may weaken patients’ motivation. “There is an actual physiologic change that happens,” said Dr. Neil Schwartz, a postdoctoral scientist who helped lead the Stanford research. “The behavior changes seem quite primary to the pain […]


Chronic Migraine May Be Underdiagnosed and Undertreated

Approximately 36% of patients who meet criteria for chronic migraine and consult a headache specialist receive a diagnosis of chronic migraine. Of patients who meet criteria and consult with a nonheadache specialist, about 16% receive a diagnosis of chronic migraine. Researchers reported this at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology. These […]


Faking Migraine

Joanna Kempner, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Rutgers University regularly posts blogs at She is also a migraineur. She recently wrote an article about a website that shows people “how to fake” migraine. Below is her article which talks about the website, as well as the larger issue regarding the perception of migraine…. Headache […]


Can Lollipops Tame Nausea?

Some prescription anti-nausea medications have side effects, like making you drowsy, says gastroenterologist Patricia L. Raymond, an assistant professor of clinical internal medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Va. So, the idea of treating nausea with natural ingredients is appealing for many people. Nausea is a common side effect from migraine, morning sickness, […]



    • 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.