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Authors: Soledad Cepeda, M.D.,Ph.D., Daniel B. Carr

1. Content and Objectives

  • Classification of headaches

  • Pathogenic mechanism of headache

  • Diagnostic and treatment strategies for headache

  • Diagnosis of trigeminal neuralgia

  • Pharmacological and invasive treatments for trigeminal neuralgia

2. Required Readings

  • Chapter 3. In: Cepeda MS, Cousins MJ, Carr DB. Fast Facts: Chronic Pain. Oxford: Health Press; 2007 (Required text).

  • Scrivani SJ. Trigeminal neuralgia. Pain Management Rounds 2004;1(3):1-5.

  • Mathews ES, Scrivani SJ Percutaneous stereotactic radiofrequency thermal rhizotomy for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. Mt Sinai J Med 2000;67(4):288-299.

  • Scrivani SJ, Chaudry M, Maciewicz RJ, Keith DA. Chronic neurogenic facial pain: lack of response to intravenous phentolamine. J Orofac Pain 1999;13:89-96.

  • Scrivani SJ, Keith DA, Kulich R, Mehta N, Maciewicz RJ. Posttraumatic gustatory neuralgia: a clinical model of trigeminal neuropathic pain. J Orofac Pain 1998;12:287-292.

  • Biondi DM. Chronic daily headache. Clinics in Family Practice 2005; 7(3):463-491.

  • Biondi DM. Cervicogenic headache and treatment strategies. JAOA 2005;105(4) Supplement 2 S16-S22.