Chronic Migraine – Not Just Another Headache [transcript] [audio]

Guest: Jessica Ailani, MD

Presenter: Neal Howard

Guests Bio: Jessica Ailani, MD, is board certified in neurology, with added certifications in neurology and headache. Dr. Ailani is associate professor of neurology at MedStar’s Georgetown University Hospital and director of the MedStar Georgetown Headache Center. The conditions she treats include migraines, cluster headaches, tension headaches, post-traumatic headaches, occipital neuralgia, headache related to neck strain and concussion-related headaches. She uses a wide variety of treatment options in headache management, including Botox for migraines. Dr. Ailani’s research involves a national project focused on interventions, including nerve blocks, for headaches. She is dedicated to patient education, and recently gave a presentation on “Migraine Management: Practical Tips for an Impractical Disease” for a local family clinic.

Segment overview: Dr. Jessica Ailani, Director of the Medstar Georgetown Headache Center, explain what a migraine is, and how it’s different from a “regular” headache or chronic migraine.

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