Intravenous Therapies for Intractable Headache

  • Magdalena AnitescuEmail author


Unrelenting, severe headaches are difficult to treat since they usually do not respond to conventional medical management. Among invasive interventions, infusion therapies have emerged as an effective treatment for refractory headaches when other noninvasive treatments have been exhausted. This chapter reviews several pharmacological options of intravenous infusions for intractable headaches.


Trigeminal Neuralgia Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Ergot Alkaloid Medication Overuse Headache Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesia and Critical CareUniversity of Chicago Medical CenterChicagoUSA

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