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.

2610 Lake Cook Road, Suite 160
Riverwoods, IL 60015

Headache 2013


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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Refractory Migraine

The article “Refractory Migraine in a Just World” accurately describes an encounter between a woman with refractory headache and a headache specialist. She is blamed for her headaches (medication overuse headache (MOH), of course, is the diagnosis). This is a common scenario, as these patients often are castigated and treated dismissively. They are left feeling […]



A word on disability. One might think that pain level is the major predictor of disability. It has been shown, in well-done studies, that other factors probably are more important. Catastrophizing, such as thinking one’s headache is always a 14 on a scale of 1 to 10, is one of these factors. Part of the […]


Migraine Triggers

Dr. Robbins recently had an article published in the journal Practical Pain Management: Chronic Headache Recognizing Triggers. The article was titled Chronic Headache Management: Outpatient Strategies. Here is a section of the article, dealing with triggers… One of the primary things pain practitioners can do for their patients with headache is educate them about triggers. […]


“The Side Effects of Rx Advertising”

Eric J. Hall, President and CEO of HealthCare Chaplaincy Network, Chariman of Alzheimer’s Global Initiative explains his thoughts on the increasing amounts of TV ads we see for prescription drugs. If you’re a TV viewer, you might be feeling like your set has been hijacked by the pharmaceutical industry, with one drug after another. Not […]


Learning the Hard Way That a Concussion Isn’t Just for the Young

Book author Fred Powledge recounts for NPR his experience having sustained a concussion… I think I knew what was happening even before my head bounced off the hard kitchen counter on its way to the even harder stone floor. I was rapidly losing my connection with reality. My wife, Tabitha, later estimated that I was […]


“Rethinking Exercise”

Blogger Tammy Rome at says “Given the choice, I’d rather eat nails than exercise in any way.” However, starting with small changes, she has been able to get in movement, without calling it exercise…. So when my headache specialist diagnosed me with comorbid Fibromyalgia and suggested 20 minutes of exercise 3 times a week, […]



    • 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.