International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine & Public Health

ISSN - 1840-4529

Miguel Angel Medina Pabon

Cancerology Institute of the Americas, Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia


  • Case Report   
    The Impact of Undervalued Non-pharmacological Therapy in Chronic Migraine Case: A Case Report
    Author(s): Miguel Angel Medina Pabon* and Olga Viviana Zaraza Moncayo

    Chronic migraine is a disabling and debilitating disease, affecting 1.7-4% of the general population. It is the third cause of moderate to severe pain in the emergency department, in under 50. These case series describe the experience of managing chronic migraine in a headache program of IPS Envigado, Colombia, highlighting the importance of non-pharmacological management and doing a review of the subject. We included 22 patients who met the criteria of chronic migraine and one-year follow-up, using preventive management (propranolol, amitriptyline, and valproic acid) and non-pharmacological (aerobic exercise, meal times, balanced diet, sleep hygiene, avoiding sun exposure, behavioral psychotherapy, psychoneuroimmunotherapy techniques). Finally, there were found a reduction of migraine episodes in 88% and 75% in half.. View More»

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