Across America, twenty-eight million people suffer from migraines, costing the nation millions of dollars in lost work and school days, medication, and countless visits to doctors and hospitals. At the world-renowned Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago, Dr. Seymour Diamond has spent more than thirty years helping thousands of headache sufferers conquer their debilitating pain. At last, the resources of that institution are available in a book. Dr. Diamond's Conquering Your Migraine is a comprehensive guide to the identification and treatment of all types of migraine, including pediatric headache, hormonal migraine, and coexisting migraine and tension-type headache.
This book includes:
The most up-to-date research on the cause of migraine, including if and how it will affect treatment
How to identify the danger signs of migraine
Identifying and treating migraine when it is linked to depression
Why more than 70 percent of migraine sufferers are women and what their particular circumstances mean for treatment
How the miracle drugs of the twenty-first century can stop your migraine attack
The latest in non-drug and self-help treatments, including relaxation therapy, biofeedback, and preventative therapies
If you or someone close to you suffers from migraine, Dr. Diamond's Your Migraine is the lifeline you need to help free you from pain.
Making the Pain Go Away
If your child suffers from bad headaches, then you know all too well the panic and frustration they cause—and not just for your child, who may be too young or unwell to articulate what he's feeling, but for everyone in the family. When over-the-counter medications don't work and your pediatrician doesn't have an answer, you can now turn to preeminent headache and migraine expert Dr. Seymour Diamond for help.
In Headache and Your Child, he gives parents information on the most up-to-date diagnostic tools and treatment options available for this increasingly common childhood illness. Dr. Diamond's extensive experience guides you from accurate identification through the best therapy for your child's specific problem, focusing particularly on migraines—the most common acute headache in children and adolescents. He also discusses the whole gamut of possible headache causes, from stress through more serious conditions. With this book as a guide, you'll find:
Help in identifying what type of headache your child experiences so you can quickly find the most effective, appropriate treatments
Step-by-step exercises for controlling pain
A diet that helps identify migraine triggers
Alternatives to adult medications too strong for treating children
Information about biofeedback, relaxation methods, and much more
Headache and Migraine Biology and Management is a practical text that addresses these issues, featuring contributions from expert clinical authors. The book covers in detail topics including chronic and episodic migraine, post-traumatic headache, sinus headache, cluster headache, tension headache, and others. Chapters are also dedicated to treatment subjects, including psychiatric and psychological approaches, medication overuse, inpatient treatment, and pediatric issues.
This book is an ideal resource for researchers and clinicians, uniting practical discussion of headache biology, current ideas on etiology, future research, and genetic significance and breakthroughs. This resource is useful to those who want to understand headache biology, treat and manage symptoms, and for those performing research in the headache field.A practical discussion of headache biology, current ideas on etiology, future research, and genetic significance and breakthroughsFeatures chapters from leading physicians and researchers in headache medicineFull-color text that includes both an overview of multiple disciplines and discusses the measures that can be used to treat headaches
The Headache Godfather traces the life of Seymour Diamond, MD, who was born in 1925, the son of Jewish immigrants from Ukraine and Slovakia, in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Diamond revolutionized the practice of headache as a medical specialty when he opened the United States’ first private headache practice, the Diamond Headache Clinic, in 1974. It quickly became a headache haven for sufferers from around the world. He also established a nonprofit organization, the National Headache Foundation, to support research for headache relief and to spread the knowledge among doctors and headache sufferers alike.
Dr. Diamond looks back on his battles with the Food and Drug Administration over headache treatments, the political skirmishes with those who would block his will to succeed, his globe-trotting adventures to learn and share current headache knowledge, the hundreds of thankful patients who claim that his headache treatment saved their lives, a frightening and painful malpractice lawsuit, and even a relationship with a Chicago Mafia member whose family Dr. Diamond treated early in his medical career, and who was ultimately found in the trunk of a stolen automobile, shot to death.
“Not only do you get history and a fascinating biography, you’ll also learn about the ‘secret’ world of migraine treatment—politics, medicine, doctors, patients, suffering—so many things meet together (and not always on friendly terms!) in that world.” —Headache and Migraine News