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Chronic Headache Study Reveals Beneficial Treatments

Do you or your patients suffer from debilitating headaches that affect their work and lives? An interesting new study of the comprehensive Interdisciplinary Method for the Assessment and Treatment of Chronic Headaches (IMATCH) program at the Cleveland Clinic shows promising results.

The study observes the IMATCH program which is offered to adults with chronic headaches who have unsuccessfully tried other treatments. The program is offered on an outpatient basis for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, for 3 weeks at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

The program covers various assessments, then receive medical and psychological treatments and a customized exercise program. Additionally, their functional goals are identified such as returning to work, or being available to their families. They also receive controlled intravenous medications to withdraw from "inappropriate" use of drugs, such as opioids, triptans, benzodiazepines, and hypnotics.

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