Treatment and Therapy of Cluster Headache

        Medical Treatment and Therapy of the cluster headache can be divided into the treatment of acute attacks, and preventive medicine, which aims to suppress the attack. Acute and preventive treatment started simultaneously when the initial period of the cluster. Latest surgical treatment options and neuro stimulation has replaced detrimental treatment approaches.

Diagnosis of Cluster Headache


Cluster Headache Diagnosis       Cluster headache diagnosis using the criteria by the International Headache Society ( IHS ) is as follows :
a. At least 5 attacks with such criteria under
b . Severe or very severe unilateral orbital, supraorbital and or temporal pain for 15-180 minutes if untreated .

Pathophysiology of Cluster Headache

Pathophysiology of Cluster Headache
    The pathophysiology of cluster headache is still remains unclear. However, there are several theories regarding the pathophysiology of Cluster headache. One theory is that the focus of the pathophysiology of cluster headache is located in the carotid artery which stimulates intracavernous pericarotis plexus. 

Cluster Headache

Cluster Headache
    Synonyms : Eritroprocephalgia Bing, ciliary neuralgia/migrenous (Harris), Eitromelalgia head, Horton headache, histaminic cephalgia, petrosal neuralgia (Gardner), spenopalatin neuralgia, neuralgia Vidian and Sluders, hemicrania neuralgiformis periodically .
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