The High Cost of Head Pain
Adults and children who suffer from headaches -- including
migraines, cluster headaches and rebound headaches-- frequently find
relief through treatment by a neurologist. Headaches are the most
common of all neurological complaints. They are debilitating and
expensive -- migraines alone are an $18 billion a year problem in the
U.S.* These estimates include lost work time; but they do not consider
the effect of headaches on quality of life.
- A Gallup survey indicates that the average working patient
experiences one attack per month and calls in sick five times a year
because of migraines. About 30 percent of respondents say the disorder
has hindered their ability to compete in the workplace. More than 70
percent say migraines have hurt relationships with family and friends.
And nearly 50 percent complain that their family and friends don't
understand the seriousness of their condition.
We can offer relief
While headaches can be the first sign of a serious illness, they can
also be due to one of many common causes, most of which can be
effectively treated. Our physicians utilize the most up-to-date
diagnostic procedures for both adults and children.
Our treatment options include:
- relaxation techniques
- physical therapy
- experimental drugs
Meeting special needs
Our patients and their families may be under a great deal of stress.
We offer a broad range of additional services to make your visit as
comfortable as possible.
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make an appointment at the Neurosciences Service Center.
Find a physician specializing in headaches.
*Osterhaus J, Gutterman D, Plachetka J: Healthcare Resource and Lost
Labor Costs of Migraine Headache in the United States. Pharmacol
Economics 1992; 2:67-76
DeLissovoy G, Lazaru S: The Economic Cost of Migraine. Present State
of Knowledge: Neurology 1994; 44(suppl):556-562