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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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Injectable sumatriptan: Imitrex, Sumavel, Alsuma by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Injections of sumatriptan (Imitrex) are very underutilized. Many doctors fail to offer this option to their migraine and cluster headache sufferers because they are not aw ... Read on »
Namenda, an Alzheimer’s drug for migraines by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Migraine patients can sometimes benefit from an Alzheimer’s drug, Namenda (memantine). All drugs for the preventive treatment of migraines, including Botox, had been first ... Read on »
Indomethacin-responsive headaches by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Chronic and episodic paroxysmal hemicrania and hemicrania continua are rare types of headaches that have one common feature – they respond very well to indomethacin (Indoc ... Read on »
Biofeedback by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Biofeedback is an excellent preventive headache treatment with its efficacy proven in many rigorous studies. What prompted me to write this blog post is seeing yet another ... Read on »
Botox for trigeminal neuralgia by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Botox injections relieve pain of trigeminal neuralgia, according to a new study just published in Cephalalgia, a leading headache journal. Trigeminal neuralgia is an extr ... Read on »
Pollution and headaches by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Air pollution has been shown to worsen migraine headaches. Connection between pollution and risk of heart attacks has also been established. A recent study showed that eve ... Read on »
Mal de Debarquement syndrome by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Mal de debarquement syndrome (MdDS) or disembarkment syndrome is a rare condition which often, but not always, occurs after getting off a ship. Many people have “sea legs” ... Read on »
Traditional Chinese Medicine by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Risks involved in using Chinese herbs are highlighted in the just released AFP report, which you can read on Yahoo News. Here is an edited quote from this story: The sampl ... Read on »
Health care in Holland by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches We should not complain about our health care system. People in such advanced European countries as Netherlands have it much worse. I just saw a 27-year-old Dutch woman wit ... Read on »
Muscle relaxants for migraines by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Muscle relaxants can be surprisingly effective for the prophylactic treatment of migraine headaches. It is surprising because migraine is a brain disorder and not a disord ... Read on »
Throbbing headache starting after 60 by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches A throbbing headache in the left temple with sensitivity to light and noise, occurring daily and present for almost a year seemed to indicate a typical chronic migraine he ... Read on »
Botox for chronic cluster headaches by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches I just saw a man with chronic cluster headaches whom I’ve been treating for the past 5 years. He had tried various treatments and still remains on verapamil which provides ... Read on »
Weather and headaches by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Weather is a common trigger of migraine headaches. Review of studies linking weather to migraines suggests that there are three weather-related triggers. It is high humidi ... Read on »
Headaches are common in patients with HIV/AIDS by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Headache is one of the most common complaints reported by patients suffering from AIDS, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Alabama. They evalu ... Read on »
Smoking during pregnancy causes headaches in offspring by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Smoking by the mother during pregnancy increases the risk that the child will suffer from headaches. Brazilian researchers published results of their study in the journal ... Read on »
Omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil) by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oil, have been reported to relieve migraine headaches, although the only such study was relatively small. The dose of omega-3 fatty acid ... Read on »
Depression and migraine by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Depression is more likely to occur in people with migraines, but migraines are also more likely to develop in those who suffer from depression first. A new Canadian study ... Read on »
Another study confirming genetic link in migraine. by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Genetic analysis of 594 members of 134 families by Spanish researchers confirmed the results of a previous study that discovered a genetic abnormality on the sixth chromo ... Read on »
Women with migraine are at a higher risk of widespread chronic pain by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Women who suffer from both episodic and chronic migraines are more likely to have widespread chronic pain, which is often diagnosed as fibromyalgia. Brazilian researchers ... Read on »
More serious risks of Prilosec and similar drugs by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches New risks of Prilosec (omeprazole), Nexium, and other similar drugs (so-called proton-pump inhibitors, or PPIs) are being highlighted by the FDA. They can increase the ris ... Read on »