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Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor

New York, New York
Dr. Mauskop is the Director and founder of the New York Headache Center. He is board-certified in Neurology with subspecialty certification in Headache Medicine. Dr. Mauskop has been conducting research in the field of headaches for over 20 years and has published numerous articles in scientific... Full Bio
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Risk factors for migraine aura by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Some features of migraine with aura clearly set it apart from migraines without aura. Aura is present in 15% to 20% of migraine sufferers. Most often it consists a visual di ... Read on »
Magnetic brain stimulation may relieve migraines with aura by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) seems to be effective for the treatment of migraines with aura. “Spring TMS” device which delivers a jolt of such stimulation has bee ... Read on »
Frovatriptan (Frova) helps menstrual migraines by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Migraine headaches that occur at around the time of menstrual period tend to be more severe and more difficult to treat. Analysis of studies that involved 187 women with men ... Read on »
Aspirin is best to prevent migriane with aura by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Aspirin is by far the most effective drug for the prevention of migraine with aura, according to Italian researchers from Turin. They reported on 194 consecutive patients wh ... Read on »
New treatment offers hope to sufferers with chronic cluster headaches by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches A new treatment developed by Belgian neurologists was reported to help patients with chronic refractory cluster headaches. The name cluster headaches originates from the fac ... Read on »
Taking medication to stop an attack prevents migraines from becoming chronic by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches The use of acute anti-migraine medications in patients with episodic migraine (migraine occurring on less than 14 days a month) prevents progression of episodic migraine int ... Read on »
Exercise-related headaches among cyclists by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Exercise-induced headaches are thought to occur more often in people who do not exercise regularly and my usual recommendation is to exercise regularly, starting with low in ... Read on »
Erythromelalgia and migraine by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Erythromelalgia is a rare, often inherited pain syndrome which causes pain and redness of hands and feet. I just saw another woman who had both erythromelalgia and migraines ... Read on »
Vaginal ring and migraines by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Many women are denied therapy with combined (estrogen with progesterone) hormonal contraceptives because published guidelines by doctor organizations recommend against their ... Read on »
More on celiac, bowels, and headaches by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity is known to cause or at least increase the frequency of migraine headaches. The recently published study in journal Headache by doctors ... Read on »
Migraine impairs school performance by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Children suffering from migraine headaches are more likely to have difficulty performing well in school, according to a new report published in Neurology. The doctors studie ... Read on »
Blood pressure drugs for the prevention of migraines by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches I see many patients who tell me that “I’ve tried every migraine drug” and seek me out to explore non-drug approaches, such as herbs, supplements, Botox, acupuncture and othe ... Read on »
Why does pituitary adenoma cause headaches? by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Pituitary adenoma is a benign tumor of an endocrine gland that is situated underneath the brain. Pituitary gland is connected to the brain and it produces several hormones. ... Read on »
Occipital nerve stimulation is ineffective by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Occipital nerve stimulation (ONS) has been reported to relieve refractory (difficult to treat) migraine headaches. Results of a clinical trial of ONS for patients with refra ... Read on »
Steroid injections and meningitis by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Steroid injections are routinely used at our Center for the treatment of cluster headaches and occipital neuralgia. I just received a call from a concerned patient with clus ... Read on »
Long-term outcome of vestibular migraine with vertigo by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Vertigo is a common symptom in patients suffering from migraine headaches. Vestibular migraine is a new category of migraine proposed by German researchers led by Dr. Andrea ... Read on »
Prodrome to migraine headaches by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Prodrome refers to symptoms that precede an actual attack of migraine. Migraine aura also precedes an attack, but it occurs 20 to 60 minutes before the headache and typicall ... Read on »
Triptans for pediatric patients by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Rizatriptan (Maxalt) is the only migraine drug approved by the FDA for children as young as 6. Almotriptan (Axert), another drug in the same family of triptans, is approved ... Read on »
When does migraine aura occur? by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Migraine aura is a visual disturbance that usually precedes the headache in about 20% of migraine sufferers. The aura can sometimes occur without a headache and some peopl ... Read on »
Infant colic and migraine by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Infant colic appears to be more common in babies whose mothers suffers from migraines, according to a just published study by researchers at UCSF. This study looked at 154 ... Read on »