Chronic pain rehabilitation in chronic headache disorders

Barbara K. Bruce, Cynthia O. Townsend, W. Michael Hooten, Jeffrey D. Rome, Justin S. Moon, Jerry W. Swanson

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

11 Scopus citations

Abstract

This article reviews the treatment goals and efficacy of comprehensive pain rehabilitation programs for the treatment of chronic headache. Substantial data demonstrate improved outcomes from rehabilitative treatment for chronic noncancer pain. We present a discussion of the most relevant recent publications on pain rehabilitation in chronic headache disorders. This article describes pain patients treated in this setting, and describes the unique applicability of this treatment approach for patients with chronic headache. Particular attention is directed to the rationale for and the results of the withdrawal, in a pain rehabilitation setting, of opioids and simple analgesics, ergots, and triptans that contribute to medication overuse headaches. Additionally, a case example is reviewed that illustrates the structure and function of a pain rehabilitation program in the treatment of a patient with intractable headache.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-99
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent neurology and neuroscience reports
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Chronic pain rehabilitation in chronic headache disorders'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Bruce, B. K., Townsend, C. O., Hooten, W. M., Rome, J. D., Moon, J. S., & Swanson, J. W. (2008). Chronic pain rehabilitation in chronic headache disorders. Current neurology and neuroscience reports, 8(2), 94-99. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11910-008-0016-z