Alternative Treatments for Cluster Headache

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Key Questions
  • What are the features or symptoms of cluster headache?
  • How can we tell the difference between cluster headache and migraine?
  • Why is it called “cluster” headache?
  • What is chronic cluster headache?
  • What are common triggers of cluster headache?
  • What are the best ways to treat cluster headache?
  • What are some alternative and less well known potential treatments for cluster headache?
  • What are “shadows” in cluster headache?
  • What commonly prescribed medications often do not work well for cluster headache?
  • Are there any devices that might be helpful for the treatment of cluster headache?
  • What kinds of cutting-edge research can we participate in, and how can we register for clinical trials?
  • What are TACs?
Interview Notes

Find more about Brian McGeeney, MD and his work here:


Brian E. McGeeney, MD, MPH, MBA

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Boston University School of Medicine, USA

Dr. Brian McGeeney, MD, MPH, is an assistant professor of neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine. He’s board certified in neurology, headache, and pain, and has a fellowship in pain management. In addition to his work at Boston University, he practices neurology at Boston Medical Center, and he’s a medical advisor at one of the largest and most active nonprofit organizations in the world for cluster patient advocacy: ClusterBusters.

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