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Cluster Headache (cont.)

Can Cluster Headaches Be Cured?

Cluster headaches may be ongoing, or they may come and go, and the headache can jump from one type to the other. Many patients who have cluster headache are pain-free for a year or longer, only to have the frustrating cycle of daily headaches begin again.

As is the case with migraine, people with cluster headaches respond to therapies that are widely available and are becoming less expensive. With proper medical treatment and guidance, patients can control cluster headache.

Which types of doctors or other health care professionals diagnose and treat these headaches?

Ideally, the patient will be under the care of a doctor familiar or other health care professional with this type of headache-a neurologist, a pain doctor, or a family doctor with special training with this type of headache.

For More Information on Cluster Headaches

American Academy of Neurology
1080 Montreal Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55116
(651) 695-1940

American Headache Society
19 Mantua Road
Mt. Royal, NJ 08061
(609) 423-0258

National Headache Foundation
428 West St. James Place, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60614-2750
(888) NHF-5552 or (312) 388-6399

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
PO Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
(301) 496-5751

American Academy of Neurology American Council for Headache Education

JAMA & Archives Journals

National Headache Foundation

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Worldwide Cluster Headache Support Group

REFERENCE:

Blanda, M., MD. "Cluster Headache Treatment & Management." Medscape. Updated Jan 12, 2017. "Cluster headache: Treatment and prognosis"
<http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1142459-treatment>

National Instutute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. "Headache: Hope Through Research." Published April 2016.
<https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Hope-Through-Research/Headache-Hope-Through-Research#3138_5;>

PubMed Health. "Cluster Headache."
<https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0024770/>

PubMed Health. "Primary Headaches."
<https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0024772/>


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