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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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A new approach to menstrual migraine by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Menstrual migraines are at times very difficult to treat.  Triptans, such as Maxalt, Imitrex and other are usually very effective, but in some patients do not provid ... Read on »
A new approach to migraine by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Scientists in Trieste, Italy suggested a new approach to the treatment of migraine headaches.  They hypothesized that combining two different approaches would yield ... Read on »
A new inhaled migraine drug by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Trials of an inhaled version of an old migraine drug show surprisingly good results.  The drug is dihydroergotamine and in injectable from is considered to be one of the str ... Read on »
A new way to stop migraines by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches We are conducting a trial of a very novel treatment for migraine headaches. ElectroCore is a company that developed a small hand-held device which is placed at the front o ... Read on »
A promising new migraine drug from Merck is shelved by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Merck discontinued the development of telcagepant, a promising new drug which represents a new class of migraine drugs, so-called CGRP antagonists. These drugs appear to b ... Read on »
Abdominal migraine in children is underdiagnosed by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches A study of abdominal migraine by a group of doctors from a children’s hospital in Norfolk, VA was just published in the journal Headache. The physicians examined the recor ... Read on »
Abuse and migraines by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Childhood abuse or neglect was reported by 58% of 1,348 migraine sufferers according to a study published in the current issue of Headache.  Emotional abuse and neglect wa ... Read on »
Acupuncture for back pain by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches German researchers showed that acupuncture relieves back pain significantly better than combination of medications, physical therapy and exercise.  They enrolled ov ... Read on »
Acupuncture for headaches by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches 15,056 patients with migraine and tension-type headaches were treated with acupuncture in a largest acupuncture study, which was financed by the German government.  ... Read on »
Acupuncture for migraines by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches It is no big news that acupuncture helps migraine patients. Nevertheless, it is good to see yet another study confirming this. Maybe, once the health care mess is ... Read on »
Acupuncture is again shown to relieve migraine headaches by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Acupuncture has been widely used for the treatment of migraine headaches and it has been subjected to many clinical trials. A new study published in the Canadian Medical ... Read on »
Acupuncture treatment by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches A study just published in the journal Pain looked at the effect of patient expectations on outcome of acupuncture treatment. Four large studies were analyzed and one ... Read on »
Allergy tests and migraine by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Migraine headaches are more frequent in people who suffer from allergic rhinitis and who have more than 10 positive skin allergy tests.  This finding by Dr. Martin and his c ... Read on »
Alpha lipoic acid relieves migraine headaches by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches According to a recent study by Magis and colleagues (Headache 2007;47:52-57) daily dose of 600 mg of alpha lipoic acid (also known as thioctic acid) was significantl ... Read on »
Amber contact lenses by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches A recent small study suggests that wearing red colored contact lenses can relieve pain of a migraine attack. A recent small study suggests that wearing red colored ... Read on »
Anne Frank’s headaches by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches “Anne Frank’s headache” is the title of an article just published by RF de Almeida and PA Kowacs in the journal Cephalalgia.  This is an abstract of the article: “T ... Read on »
Announcement of Body-Mind Self-Care Program by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Body–Mind, Self-Care Program Everything you do – eat, drink, sleep, move, sit, stand, think, feel, interact – adds up to how you feel and function. In a body-mind program, ... Read on »
Another blood pressure medicine shown to prevent migraine by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor 2 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches A blood pressure medication telmisartan (Micardis) was shown to be effective in the prevention of migraine headaches by a group of German researchers led by H-C Diener.  Sev ... Read on »
Another epilepsy drug may work for headaches by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Many, but not all epilepsy drugs are also effective in preventing migraine headaches.   For example, divalproex sodium (Depakote), topiramate (Topamax), and to a lesser de ... Read on »
Another option for trigeminal neuralgia by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Trigeminal neuralgia is an extremely painful condition which causes severe electric shock-like pain in one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve.  The 3 branches are mand ... Read on »