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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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More about marijuana by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Marijuana seems to help some patients with migraine and cluster headaches. However a new study suggests that it has more negative effects than previously thought. We know ... Read on »
Online cognitive-behavioral therapy by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been convincingly proven to help pain and headache sufferers. Many people are very skeptical about the value of psychological treatm ... Read on »
Spinal tap (lumbar puncture) headache by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Spinal tap, or lumbar puncture headache occurs in one out of four people undergoing this procedure. Spinal tap is usually done to examine spinal fluid for infections, blee ... Read on »
Autoimmune reaction may cause pain by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Autoimmune dysfunction can cause pain according to a study just published in Neurology by a group of Mayo Clinic researchers. Dr. CJ Klein and his colleagues examined 316 ... Read on »
Ointments for headaches and neck pain by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches There is a long history of applying various ointments for the treatment of headaches. Widely available Tiger Balm, Head-On and other topical products can provide relief of ... Read on »
Children with epilepsy have more migraines by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Children with epilepsy are more likely to suffer from migraine headaches than children without epilepsy, according to a study just published in Neurology by researchers f ... Read on »
Omega-3 fatty acids (from fish oil) and nerve damage by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Omega-3 fatty acids (most abundantly found in fish oil) may relieve migraine headaches but only one small study found this to be the case. However, there is mounting evide ... Read on »
Slow breathing reduces pain by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Slow breathing can reduce pain, according to a recently published study in The Journal of Pain. Researchers at the University of Tulsa led by Satin Martin evaluated the ef ... Read on »
Meditation by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Extraordinary benefits of meditation are described in the current issue of Neurology Now – The American Academy of Neurology’s Magazine for Patients & Caregivers”. Dr. Mau ... Read on »
What type of magnesium is the best? by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Many patients ask about the best type of magnesium supplement to take for the prevention of migraines and other symptoms. Research studies have compared magnesium oxide wi ... Read on »
Boswellia – an herbal remedy for headaches by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Boswellia extract may relieve migraine, cluster and indomethacin-responsive headaches. Boswellia serrata (Indian frankincense) has been long reported to relieve migraines, ... Read on »
Butterbur – we no longer recommend it by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches We no longer recommend butterbur to our patients. We participated in a large (245 patients) placebo-controlled trial of butterbur, which showed that 150 mg of butterbur is ... Read on »
Migraine and restless leg syndrome by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is more common in women who also suffer from migraines, according to a new study published in the journal Cephalalgia. Women with migraines are ... Read on »
Migraine and erectile dysfunction by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Until now, migraine headaches have not been associated with erectile dysfunction (ED). A s tudy by Taiwanese doctors published in journal Cephalalgia makes a strong case t ... Read on »
Burning mouth syndrome by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) affects over a million Americans. It has no known cause or otherwise it would not be called a syndrome. For example, burning pain in the mouth ... Read on »
Let-down headaches by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Many migraine sufferers complain of headaches on weekends, vacations, or after a period of stress. Researchers at the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx confirmed this ... Read on »
Underutilization of behavioral and other alternative therapies by headache specialists by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Behavioral therapies, such as biofeedback, progressive relaxation, cognitive therapy, and other alternative therapies are routinely recommended only by a quarter of headac ... Read on »
Headaches after a head injury by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Many patients visiting the New York Headache Center with persistent post-traumatic headaches report having had a relatively mild head injury. The perception by neurologist ... Read on »
Migraine and sinus headaches by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Sinus inflammation can seriously worsen migraine attacks according to a recent presentation by Dr. V. Martin and his colleagues made at the 54th Annual Scientific Meeting ... Read on »
Steroids for migraines by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Steroid medications can be very effective for migraine headaches that fail to respond to other medications. Steroids, such as prednisone, dexamethasone, methylprednisolone ... Read on »