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Headache Cure How to Uncover What's Really Causing Your Pain and Find Lasting Relief

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ISBN-10: 0071457364

ISBN-13: 9780071457361

Edition: 2006

Authors: Joseph Kandel, David Sudderth

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Two top neurologists show the millions of chronic headache sufferers how to identify their type of headache and unlock the key to finding safe, soothing relief Every year, countless people with chronic headaches are misdiagnosed. Often they receive medications that exacerbate their problem, or they overuse overthe- counter painkillers, risking serious damage to the liver and kidneys. "The Headache Cure" shows sufferers how to identify the real cause of headache pain through self-evaluations, develop an effective treatment plan to deal with acute headaches, and control the triggers that will limit their number and severity.
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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xii
Getting to the Source of Your Pain
What You Need to Know About Severe Chronic Headachesp. 3
Chronic Headaches Are Realp. 3
Chronic Headaches Are Not Your Faultp. 4
Your Headache Pain Can Be Improved, and You Can Feel Betterp. 5
Common Myths and Realities About Chronic Severe Headachesp. 6
A Self-Evaluation: How Bad Are Your Headaches?p. 10
Some Basics About Headache Painp. 15
What Kind of Headache Do I Have? Figuring Out Your Particular Pain Puzzlep. 19
A Self-Evaluation: What Could Be Causing Your Headaches?p. 20
But What If It's a Combination or Other Type of Headache?p. 29
Seeing a Doctor and Getting a Diagnosisp. 30
Tests Your Doctor May Orderp. 30
The Physical Examinationp. 33
Finding a Good Doctor, When Necessaryp. 36
Identifying Your Headache Triggersp. 41
Analyzing the When and Where of Your Headaches: A Self-Evaluationp. 44
Keeping a Headache-Trigger Diaryp. 55
Using Your Trigger Diaryp. 56
The Cervicogenic Headache: A Real Pain in the Neck
The Basics on Neck Headachesp. 61
What Is a Cervicogenic Headache?p. 63
How Can Pain in Your Neck Make Your Head Hurt?p. 66
Causes of Cervicogenic Headachesp. 67
Symptoms and Signs of Neck Headachesp. 74
Are You at Risk? Diagnosing the Cervicogenic Headachep. 77
Resolving the Neck Headachep. 81
Considering Medicationsp. 82
Trigger Injectionsp. 85
Joint Injectionsp. 86
The Nerve Blockp. 86
Rubbing Out the Pain: Massage Therapyp. 86
Chiropractic Adjustments Might Helpp. 88
Physical Therapyp. 89
"Nexercises" That May Helpp. 90
Additional At-Home Therapies That Can Help with Painp. 102
Surgical Interventionsp. 104
What You Can Do to Prevent Neck Headachesp. 107
Analyze Your Phone Style (Neck Craning Versus Headset)p. 108
Consider the Items You Carry with Youp. 109
Your Lifting Strategy: Some Changes Might Be in Orderp. 110
Your Office Chair: Is It Pain-Free?p. 111
What About Your Computer? Ideas for Improvementp. 112
Other Headache-Inducing Issues at Homep. 113
Some Suggestions for Moms with Babies and Small Childrenp. 114
Consider the Effects of Light and Soundsp. 115
Migraines and Other Chronic Severe Headaches
The Migrainep. 121
Migraines Are Often Misdiagnosed as Other Headachesp. 123
Symptoms of Migraine Headachesp. 124
Possible Causes of Migrainesp. 128
Other Coexisting Medical Problems Are Commonp. 130
Menstrual Migrainesp. 131
Finding Migraine Relief-Yes, It's Out There!p. 133
Cluster, Tension-Type, Emergency, and Other Chronic Severe Headachesp. 137
Coping with Cluster Headachesp. 138
Tension-Type Headachesp. 141
Occipital Neuralgiap. 143
Emergency Headachesp. 145
Combination/Mixed Headachesp. 148
Chronic Daily Headachesp. 148
When Headache Pain Stems from Other Medical Conditions or Causesp. 151
How Doctors Suspect Your Headaches May Be Something Elsep. 152
Common Illnesses That Cause Chronic Headachesp. 153
Asthmap. 157
Sinus Headaches/Sinusitisp. 158
Rebound Headachesp. 159
When Other Medications Induce Headachesp. 161
Chronic Infectionsp. 162
Obstructive Sleep Apneap. 162
Temporomandibular Disordersp. 162
Eye Problems That May Cause Headachesp. 165
Getting to Wellness: Working with Your Doctor to Treat Your Headaches
Prescribing Relief: Medications That Combat and Prevent Recurring Headachesp. 169
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs and COX-2 Inhibitorsp. 170
Ergot Derivativesp. 172
Muscle Relaxants: The Good and the Badp. 174
Narcoticsp. 175
Topical Prescribed Medicationsp. 177
Butalbital (Fiornal, Fioricet)p. 178
Specialized Migraine Medications: The Triptansp. 179
Medications for Nausea and Vomitingp. 181
Newer Medication Solutions Given to Prevent Headachesp. 182
Over-the-Counter Drugs, Vitamins, and Supplementsp. 189
The Old Standbys: Tylenol, Excedrin, and Aspirinp. 190
Supplements That May Help Youp. 192
Suggestions for Buying OTC Vitamins and Supplementsp. 197
Alcohol and Medication Interactionsp. 200
Botox: A New Biologic Drug for Painp. 203
What Is Botox?p. 204
How Does Botox Work?p. 205
How Botox Is Used for Headaches: The Processp. 210
Our Experiences with Botox Headache Therapyp. 212
How to Find Out More About Botox and Headachesp. 212
Alternative Therapies and What You Can Do to Prevent Chronic Headachesp. 215
Get Any Other Medical Problems Treatedp. 216
Reduce Your Stress Levelsp. 217
Sleep: Are You Getting Enough?p. 219
Identify and Avoid Your Food Triggersp. 219
Finding Relief with Alternative Therapiesp. 220
Concluding Remarksp. 226
Bibliographyp. 229
Indexp. 237
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