Headache in the UK : are things better than in Canada?
A recent survey done in British Headache Clinics reveals interesting facts. Only 1/3 of patients had received a clear diagnosis from their primary care doctor. Up to 2/3 of patients wanted a brain scan to find the cause of their headaches. Less than 15% were…
You are invited to be part of a dynamic focus group, geared to improve the website of Migraine Canada!
Join other Migraine Warriors during a 2-hour focus group to share your comments on migraine websites. We believe that you, and all other Canadians, deserve an Association for migraine and headaches support. Our current website will be improved to fit your needs; are you interested…
What are the Top Ten things needed in the migraine field?
International experts have provided the following ideas. • Respect for the condition as a genuine neurological disorder and recognition of the significant burden on patients • Better training and education for primary care providers so more patients can be adequately diagnosed and treated • A…
A tribute to Neil Raskin and ice-cream headache
Dr Neil Raskin is a pioneer of headache medicine who is still practicing at 83 years old in San Francisco. He described the famous «DHE Raskin Protocol» that helped so many patients. But do you know those four special headaches that were described by Dr…
CGRP antibodies for migraine
CGRP antibodies are coming to Canada and are stirring a lot of interest from the medical community. Patients also have many questions about these new treatments. Migraine Canada has created a handout to provide basic information. Have a look, and if you are a health care…
Dr. Elizabeth Leroux – Bio
Elizabeth Leroux, President Dr Elizabeth Leroux, MD, FRCPC, completed her residency in neurology at the University of Montreal. She did a 2-year fellowship in Paris at the Emergency Headache Center and published research on cluster headache. She is now the director of the Headache Clinic at…
Dr. Werner J Becker – Bio
Dr. Werner J Becker, Treasurer Dr. Becker received his MD from the University of Manitoba in 1969, and specialized in Neurology at McGill University in Montreal.He received his FRCPC in Neurology in 1978. He joined the University of Calgary in 1978, and eventually became a…
Dr Michael Knash – Bio
Dr Michael Knash is a neurologist with a special interest in the management of headache disorders. Currently he serves as Secretary on the Executive of the Canadian Headache Society. Dr Knash is based in Edmonton, Alberta. He runs multidisciplinary headache clinics both in a private…
New neurostimulation options for cluster headache
Cluster headache is less frequent than migraine… but it is as frequent as multiple sclerosis and terribly excruciating. Treatments for cluster headache include triptans, inhaled oxygen for attacks and verapamil, occipital blocks, steroids and lithium for prevention. We need more options. The ATI company has…
Prodrome or symptoms: what happens during the early phase of a migraine attack?
Before the pain starts, you may actually know that a migraine is ongoing. Do you feel irritable, tired, slightly nauseated? Do you feel neck pain, does light or smells bother you? It seems like a migraine attack starts even before the pain appears. Patients have…
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