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Posted 07 Feb, 2019

Stellate Ganglion Block a Potential Lifesaver in Severe PTSD

Case reports are mounting of immediate, durable, and significant relief of severe refractory symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to an anesthesiologist who has seen the benefits firsthand. Stellate ganglion blockade (SGB) “seems to significantly improve PTSD symptoms as well as significant...
Posted 25 Jan, 2019

CGRP Antagonists: A new era for migraine treatment

Migraine is a common medical condition, affecting as many as 37 million people in the US. It is considered a systemic illness, not just a headache. Recent research has demonstrated that changes may begin to occur in the brain as long as 24 hours before migraine symptoms begin. Many patients have a severe throbbing head...
Posted 25 Jan, 2019

Severe Migraines: Should You Try the New CGRP Antibody Therapy?

On May 17, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new preventive therapy for migraine, a serious condition that ranks as one of the leading causes of disability among healthy people. The newly approved drug, erenumab (brand name Aimovig™), was designed to prevent migraine in those who experience frequent mig...
Posted 13 Jan, 2019

The last-ditch cure for migraine: A jab in the back of the head

Over the past ten years I’ve suffered from a migraine every couple of months, but in the past year this increased to two a week, and I was spending 85 percent of my time in bed, unable to function. Migraines affect 15 percent of the population, but do so in different ways — some people […]
Posted 18 Feb, 2018

Could Botox stop teeth grinding? A teeth-clenching study

Botox — formally known as onabotulinum toxin-A — is an injectable drug that can prevent muscles from contracting. The drug is best known for its cosmetic use; it can be delivered to the facial muscles — mainly those between the eyebrows and around the eyes — to temporarily reduce the appearance of frown lines and crow...

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Posted 07 Feb, 2019

Stellate Ganglion Block a Potential Lifesaver in Severe PTSD

Case reports are mounting of immediate, durable, and significant relief of severe refractory symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to an anesthesiologist who has seen the benefits firsthand. Stellate ganglion blockade (SGB) “seems to significantly improve PTSD symptoms as well as significant...
Posted 25 Jan, 2019

CGRP Antagonists: A new era for migraine treatment

Migraine is a common medical condition, affecting as many as 37 million people in the US. It is considered a systemic illness, not just a headache. Recent research has demonstrated that changes may begin to occur in the brain as long as 24 hours before migraine symptoms begin. Many patients have a severe throbbing head...