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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 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 »
Showing up is half the battle – predictor of improvement of headache disability by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches At the NYHC, just like at all headache clinics, we see many patients with severe disability. A very interesting study just published in the journal Pain seems to tell us h ... Read on »
New drug for cluster headaches by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Chronic cluster sufferers may benefit from sodium oxybate (Xyrem), according to a report in the leading neurology journal,Neurology. Xyrem is a drug approved for the treat ... Read on »
Botox for low spinal fluid pressure by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Botox has been shown to relieve headaches of low spinal fluid pressure in a case reported at the last annual scientific meeting of the American Headache Society in Washing ... 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 »
Risk of a neck artery dissection is higher in migraine sufferers by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Dissection of the cervical artery is a dangerous condition which can lead to a stroke and even death, although in some it can be a benign condition with no lasting effects ... Read on »
Invasive treatments for trigeminal neuralgia by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Trigeminal neuralgia is an excruciatingly painful disorder which affects about one in a thousand people. Patients describe the pain of TN as an electric shock going throug ... Read on »
Topamax recall by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Migraine and epilepsy drug Topamax is being recalled by its manufacturer, Ortho-McNeil Neurologics, a division of Johnson and Johnson. This recall affects only two lots of ... Read on »
Bariatric surgery relieves migraine headaches by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Obese people are more likely to suffer from more frequent and severe migraine headaches . The question that remained unanswered was whether losing weight helps relieve hea ... Read on »
Migraine and chronic fatigue syndrome by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Migraine headaches are very common in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) sufferers, according to a new study just published by researchers from Georgetown University. Migraine ... Read on »
Temporo-mandibular joint disorder and headaches by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Temporo-mandibular joint disorders (TMD) have long been known to be associated with headaches.  A very interesting study conducted in Brazil and published in the Clinical ... Read on »
Warnings about Topamax (topiramate) by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Topiramate (Topamax) increases the risk of birth defects, such as cleft lip and palate, warned the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Topiramate is an epilepsy drug which ... Read on »
Migraine prevention is most effective when drug and behavioral management are combined by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Migraine prevention is most effective when a preventive medication and behavioral management are combined together. A study by Dr. Holroyd and his colleagues published in ... 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 »
Mixing triptans by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Taking two different triptans (drugs such as Imitrex, or sumatriptan, Maxalt, or rizatriptan and other) within 24 hours of each other is contraindicated according to the F ... Read on »
Botox helps headaches, makes you happier by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Botox is now approved for chronic migraine headaches. However, it may help you feel happier not only because your headaches improved. Several studies suggest that the inab ... Read on »
Melatonin does not help prevent migraines by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Melatonin does not seem to be effective for the prevention of migraine headaches, according to a study published in Neurology. The researchers from Norway gave 2 mg of ex ... Read on »
How does Botox help headaches? by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Botox, which was recently approved for the treatment of chronic migraine headaches, was originally thought to relieve migraine headaches by relaxing tight muscles around t ... Read on »
Intranasal sumatriptan powder by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Intranasal sumatriptan powder seems to be a new and very promising way to deliver a migraine drug.  Sumatriptan (Imitrex) nasal spray has been available for many years, ho ... Read on »
Even a brief course of CBT improves TMD treatment outcomes by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Temporo-mandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) treated with a brief course of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in addition to standard care improves long-term outcomes, acco ... Read on »