275 Madison E 40th St.

Contact: 212-986-3888

275 Madison E 40th St.

Contact: 212-986-3888

Even Harry Potter has migraines. That diagnosis comes from Fred Sheftell, MD, and colleagues at the New England Center for Headache. Sheftell’s team scrutinized all of J.K. Rowling’s published Harry Potter books, looking for references to Potter’s headaches, headaches that happen when the evil Lord Voldemort is nearby and that strike in the area of Potter’s head where he has a scar in the shape of a lightning bolt.

More than 70% of Americans — wizards or otherwise — will suffer headache pain severe enough to compel them to seek medical attention at some point during their lifetimes. A small but substantial minority of patients experience chronic daily or near daily headaches, which significantly impacts on the quality of their lives and the lives of their families. Migraine symptoms include a pounding headache, nausea, vomiting, and light sensitivity.

The interdisciplinary pain team at Spine and Sports Medicine utilizes their knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, and ergonomics and works closely with patients to assess and treat mechanical factors contributing to headaches. The team will evaluate a person’s pain response to repeated movements and sustained positions and consider the patient’s general condition and activity level. Treatment focuses on educating and empowering the patient to participate in techniques and specific exercises to correct mechanical problems.

So, whether you’re a wizard or not, if you suffer from migraines, get in touch with Spine and Sports Medicine.

Labels: orofacial pain , pain management , spine and sports medicine

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