Migraine Information Davenport IA

According to Christina Peterson, MD, author of The Women’s Migraine Survival Guide (HarperResource, 1999) and president of HEADquarters Migraine Management, a consulting firm in Portland, Ore., a migraine is a recurring headache lasting four to 72 hours that may also be accompanied by nausea or vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, pain that’s made worse by routine physical activity and pain that is throbbing or pulsating in character.

Daniel B Johnson, MD
(563) 383-2667
1351 W Central Park Ave Ste 3300
Davenport, IA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Genesis Med Ctr, Davenport, Ia
Group Practice: Neurology Consultants

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Richard Arthur Roski, MD
(563) 383-2763
1351 W Central Park Ave Ste 4300
Davenport, IA
Specialties
Neurological Surgery, Emergency Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Trinity Med Ctr -West Campus, Rock Island, Il; Genesis Med Ctr, Davenport, Ia
Group Practice: Quad City Neurosurgical Assoc

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Dr.Todd Ridenour
(563) 383-2763
1351 W Central Park Ave # 4300
Davenport, IA
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Neurosurgeon
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Todd Russell Ridenour, MD
(319) 383-2763
1351 W Central Park Ave Ste 4300
Davenport, IA
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Trinity Med Ctr -West Campus, Rock Island, Il; Genesis Med Ctr, Davenport, Ia
Group Practice: Quad City Neurosurgical Assoc

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Stephen Cody Rasmus, MD
(563) 383-2667
1351 W Central Park Ave Ste 3300
Davenport, IA
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1976

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Kazi Imran Majeed, MD
(563) 383-2667
1351 W Central Park Ave Ste 3300
Davenport, IA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1990

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Eugene Collins
(563) 322-6666
1333 West Lombard Street
Davenport, IA
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Todd Ridenour
(563) 383-2763
1351 W Central Park Ave
Davenport, IA
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Eugene Collins, MD
(563) 322-6666
1333 W Lombard St
Davenport, IA
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1972

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John Matthew Wright, MD
(563) 383-2667
1351 W Central Park Ave Ste 3300
Davenport, IA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Genesis Med Ctr, Davenport, Ia
Group Practice: Neurology Consultants

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Personal Journey - End the Migraine Pain

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by Lynn Ginsburg

If there was one thing in life I never wanted to encounter firsthand, it was a migraine headache. When friends who suffered from them would try to describe just how agonizing they could be, I could only sympathize and gratefully acknowledge how lucky I was to be spared that kind of recurring pain.

Unfortunately, my luck ran out. When my first migraine struck, it started out just like any old headache. I experienced a dull ache near my sinuses—nothing to cause any great concern. But the pain slowly evolved into a red hot, stabbing sensation all over my head. I started to feel dizzy and noticed a strange, shimmering quality to my vision. The pain grew so severe that the slightest movement made me feel acutely nauseous. This was unlike any headache I’d ever had before. And then it hit me—my symptoms matched those of a migraine, and as the searing pain swept over me, I clearly understood what my poor friends had been experiencing all these years.

Fortunately, my migraines—caused by a tumor on my pituitary gland—were only temporary. After surgeons removed the growth, the migraines went away permanently. Other sufferers aren’t so lucky. Their migraines recur frequently over the course of their lifetimes.

What is a migraine?

According to Christina Peterson, MD, author of The Women’s Migraine Survival Guide (HarperResource, 1999) and president of HEADquarters Migraine Management, a consulting firm in Portland, Ore., a migraine is a recurring headache lasting four to 72 hours that may also be accompanied by nausea or vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, pain that’s made worse by routine physical activity and pain that is throbbing or pulsating in character. “Twenty percent of migraines are preceded by an aura or other neurological warning sign that is visual in nature,” Peterson explains.

Seymour Solomon, MD, director of the Headache Unit at Montefiore Medical Center and professor of neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, N.Y., says that a migraine may be characterized by an imbalance of the biochemistry in the brain and may also involve swelling or inflammation of the blood vessels in the brain. “The environment or the body itself can be the triggers, but the causes of many migraines are unknown, and an attack can occur without any obvious external cause,” Solomon says.

About 28 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches, according to a study from the American Headache Society, and the World Health Organization reports that about 18 percent of women and 6 percent of men worldwide suffer from migraines.

Conventional medical doctors commonly prescribe abortive drugs (usually triptans) to stop migraines. These drugs, unfortunately, can only stop a headache once it starts (they can’t prevent it from happening), and they are indicated for patients who suffer migraines at most a few times a month. People who suffer more than that generally take a variety of preventative medications. “The success...

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