In addition to migraine, Dr. Cohen treats a wide variety of other headache syndromes. These include, but are not limited to:
1) Cluster Headache: This is a one-sided headache of severe intensity over the eyes and temples, typically lasting 15-180 minutes and associated
with "autonomic symptoms" on the same side as the headache: drooping of the eyelid, redness of the eye, tearing from the eye and discharge from the
nose, nasal congestion, and sweating. Attacks typically "cluster" in episodes lasting days to weeks in which headaches often happen at an identical
time each day, often at night.
2) Tension-type Headache: A more mild headache affecting both sides of the head and typically described as "pressure" or "squeezing" which usually
resolves with over-the-counter analgesics. This headache tends to lack the migraine features of light sensitivity, sound sensitivity, nausea, vomiting,
and exacerbation by physical activity.
3) The Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias: This is a group of rare headache disorders with typically brief, painful attacks on one side of the head
with associate autonomic symptoms (see above under "Cluster Headache") on the side of the attack. Correctly diagnosing these syndromes is
essential as they may be readily treatable and headaches can often be eliminated by utilizing the appropriate agent.
4) Headaches from Abnormal Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Pressure: This category includes headaches from low CSF pressure, often caused by a spinal
tap or sudden movements of the spine, and those from increased CSF pressure, including the syndrome Pseudotumor Cerebri now known as
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension.
5) Posttraumatic Headache: This is a group of headache disorders that begin within 7 days of a head trauma, including concussion.
6) Other Primary Headaches: Hypnic Headache, Primary Thunderclap Headache, Primary Stabbing Headache, Primary Headache Associated with
Sexual Activity, Hemicrania Continua, and many more