The special Headache Clinic has been operating since 2004 and examines patients of the entire spectrum of the disease (migraine, tension-type headache, cluster headache, etc.)
Migraine, the most common but underestimated neurological condition is the 3rd most common disorder worldwide and the first cause of disability for people under the age of 50. In Greece, 10% of adults under the age of 70 have very severe headaches with a large loss of working days, while 80% of them have never received pharmaceutical prophylaxis
WHO CAN CONTACT THE HEADACHE CLINIC
- Patients with chronic or very frequent headaches that disrupt quality of life and ability to work.
- Patients with frequent visits to emergency department for treatment of acute headaches.
- Patients with chronic headaches, or worsening of chronic headaches that do not yet have a clear diagnosis and satisfactory treatment.
- Patients with recent onset of headaches
At the HEADACHE CLINIC, the physician will use specific questionnaires for accurate diagnosis and follow-up, will ask you to fill in a headache diary and identify, together with the physician, the factors that make headaches worse, such as poor posture, sleeping, diet and work habits, and if necessary, he/she will ask you to undergo specific tests, e.g. MRI, CT scan.
The treatment is always personalized and adapted to the needs and particularities of each patient. Sometimes it is necessary to detoxify the patients from the painkillers they were already taking, if their use was too frequent. Many times, it is necessary to prescribe prophylactic medication in order to reduce the frequency of attacks, as well as drugs for the treatment of a subsequent attack.
In fact, for the last 2 years, we provide special prophylactic drugs (monoclonal antibodies) that specifically target migraine.
In addition to medication, the Special Headache Clinic uses
- Medical acupuncture - electroacupuncture Medical acupuncture is the modern version of an ancient therapeutic technique and practically, without adverse reactions, its outcomes are equivalent to established medical therapies for the treatment of chronic headaches.
- Occipital nerve block with a corticoid and local anesthetic with good results in prolonged migraines, tension-type migraines and sometimes cluster migraine.
- Botulinum toxin infusion (BOTOX) for the treatment of chronic migraine. The infusion is done superficially in 31 points of the head and neck and is repeated in 3 months. The cost of the medicine is covered by EOPYY.