Patients with Chronic Headaches Benefit from Interdisciplinary Care at Westchester Medical Center
NYMC faculty represent a variety of specialties collaborate to pinpoint the causes of, and provide patients lasting relief from, chronic headaches. The most common type of chronic headache is migraine, a condition characterized by pounding headaches. What precipitates migraines remains unclear, although overexcited nerve endings may play a role, as may heredity. Possible triggers include certain foods and beverages, stress, lack of sleep, sensory stimuli — such as strong odors and bright lights — compressed nerves, and, for women, hormonal changes related to menstruation, birth control and menopause.
Kaveh Alizadeh, M.D., clinical associate professor of surgery
Nitin Kumar Sekhri, M.D., assistant professor of anesthesiology
Jin Li M.D., Ph.D., clinical associate professor of neurology
Gary Rogg M.D., assistant professor of medicine