Expert Tips to Manage Persistent Migraine Pain

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Key Questions
  • What is allodynia?
  • How common is allodynia in migraine patients?
  • Does allodynia continue in between attacks?
  • How does migraine cause allodynia in some people?
  • What is central sensitization? How does it develop from migraine?
  • How do people with migraine get stuck in a chronic pain cycle?
  • What are the risk factors of chronic pain?
  • How can the cycle of chronic migraine be broken?
  • What changes have the biggest impact in migraine management?
  • What’s the difference between nociceptive and neuropathic pain?
  • What is fibromyalgia?
  • What are the similarities between allodynia and fibromyalgia?
  • How might insurance affect what treatment your doctor prescribes?
  • How many people with migraine have fibromyalgia?
  • What type of health care professional should people with both migraine and fibromyalgia see?
  • How can we help coordinate our own care between doctors? What are the roles of the doctor and the patient?
  • How does having both fibromyalgia and migraine affect the patient?
  • Are there medications that can treat both migraine and fibromyalgia at the same time?
  • When is the best time to take medication for pain when it’s 24/7?
Interview Notes

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Treatments Mentioned
  • Acupunture
  • Biofeedback
  • Dihydroergotamine (DHE)
  • Gepants
  • Infusions of intravenous Injectables
  • Lifestyle factors (sleep)
  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction
  • Neuromodulation
  • NSAIDs
  • Relaxation breathing
  • Triptans

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Jessica Ailani, MD, FAHS, FAAN

MedStar Georgetown Headache Center, Washington, DC

Dr. Jessica Ailani is board certified in neurology, with added certifications in neurology and headache. She is a professor of clinical neurology and vice co-chair of strategic planning for MedStar’s Georgetown University Hospital.

In addition, she is director of the MedStar Georgetown Headache Center. She is a specialist in headache and women’s health and is dedicated to patient education. Dr. Ailani is also a member of several professional societies, including the American Headache Society and the American Academy of Neurology.

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