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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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Daily use of triptans by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches A small number of my patients take triptan medications daily. Many doctors, including neurologists and headache specialists think that taking these drugs daily makes heada ... Read on »
Sinus infection usually does not require antibiotics by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Migraines are often mistaken for sinus infections, and are treated with antibiotics. The reson for this confusion is that migraines can cause pain in the area of sinuses a ... 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 »
How does Botox relieves migraine headaches? by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Botox, or onabotulinumtoxinA was recently approved by the FDA for treatment of chronic migraine based on the results of two large studies. Botox is the only prophylactic t ... Read on »
Emergency treatment of headaches with intravenous magnesium by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Intravenous infusion of magnesium for the treatment of an acute migraine is receiving more attention and is mentioned in the recent issue of journal Headache. In the first ... 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 »
How much sumatritpan (or another triptan) is too much? by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches How much sumatriptan (or another triptan) is too much is not clear. The initial FDA-approved daily dose of oral sumatriptan (Imitrex) for the treatment of an acute migrain ... Read on »
Swearing helps pain, to a point by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Swearing is a common response to pain. A study just published in The Journal of Pain examines whether swearing can actually help pain. Oxford English Dictionary defines sw ... Read on »
Likeable patients may recieve better pain treatment by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Likeable patients may receive better care for their pain, according to a study by Belgian researchers . The researchers asked 40 doctors to look at photos of six different ... Read on »
NSAID use increases the risk of miscarriage by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Pregnant women who take NSAIDs such as naproxen (Aleve), ibuprofen (Advil), diclofenac (Volaren, Cambia), celecoxib (Celebrex), and other are two and a half times more lik ... Read on »
Botox improves quality of life by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches The FDA approved Botox for the treatment of chronic migraine because of the two large double-blind and placebo controlled trials which involved close to 1,400 patients (in ... Read on »
High blood pressure increases the risk of trigeminal neuralgia by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Hypertension appears to increase the risk of trigeminal neuralgia, according to a new study published in Neurology by Taiwanese researchers. They looked at 138,492 people ... Read on »
Cyclic vomiting in children is not always migraine by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Cyclic vomiting in childhood is often a precursor of migraines in adulthood. Usually a child has attacks of vomiting with or without a headache that can occur 10 – 20 time ... Read on »
When is blood pressure too high? by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches High blood pressure is not a common cause of chronic headaches. The pressure has to suddenly increase (from say 100/70 to 150/90) or to be very high (like 170/110, or high ... Read on »
Cluster headaches are relieved by steroid block of the occipital nerve by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Cluster headaches are relieved by steroid injections in the back of the head, according to a study by French doctors, published in The Lancet. 43 patients with chronic a ... Read on »
High cholesterol is more common in those with migraine with aura by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Having migraines with aura increases the risk of having increased total cholesterol and triglycerides. This was found to be the case in a population-based study of 1,155 ... Read on »
Brain dysfunction in migraine by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Difficulty thinking and speaking is not unusual at the onset of a migraine attack. It is not always severe as with the reporter Serene Branson who jumbled words and appear ... Read on »
NSAIDs, but not aspirin, can cause dangerous irregular heart beat by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Risk of irregular heart beat, heart attacks, and death increases in people taking NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen (Advil), naproxen (Aleve), diclofenac (Cambia, Voltaren, Catafl ... Read on »
Exercise is as good as drugs for migraine by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Yet another study finds that exercise is as good for the prevention of migraines as drugs. The r esearch report in journal Cephalalgia by Swedish doctors shows that 40 min ... Read on »
Aspirin is First-Line Treatment for Migraine and Episodic Tension-Type Headache Regardless of... by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Aspirin is the first-line treatment for migraine and tension-type headaches regardless of headache intensity, according to a report published by three leading headache exp ... Read on »