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“Pain is atonement” was the saying in the Middle Ages. “Pain is based on a mechanical basis” said René Descartes. Anyone who experiences pain does not need anyone to explain to them what suffering is. He knows what pain is. Easter gives hope, [...]

NEW: Hartmut Göbel: The headache. 4th edition, 2024

Hartmut Göbel: Headaches - causes, mechanisms, diagnostics, therapy. 4th edition, 2024. ISBN 978-3-662-68872-4. The standard work on migraines, headaches, facial pain and neuralgia comprehensively conveys the current state of knowledge about their causes, diagnostics and contemporary therapy.

Migraine app received extensive update 2.3.2 (2128) with new features

The migraine app received a comprehensive update 2.3.2 (2128) on December 9th, 2023. Many new functions have been added. The migraine app has been expanded to include numerous additional services. The documentation of the course and the success of the therapy was expanded. The data [...]

Prevention of migraines: Migraine app tips from Prof. Dr. Hartmut Göbel

What are the goals of migraine prevention with medication? When should migraine prevention medication start? What components does migraine prevention include? What criteria should the medication selection be based on? Which medicines can be used? How is onabotulinumtoxinA used in chronic [...]

Painkillers: Which medication helps when?

Which remedy helps with which pain? When are side effects likely? Who should be careful? Prof. Dr. Hartmut Göbel from the Kiel Pain Clinic gives tips in the NDR Visite interview. Link to the video: Fernsehenen/versanden/visite/Schmerzmittel-Welches-Medikament-hilft-wann,visite23346.html

Triptans, Ditans and Gepante in the acute therapy of migraines

What differences do ditans such as lasmiditan have compared to triptans for the treatment of migraine attacks? Triptans are selective 5-HT1B/D receptor agonists. They inhibit neurogenic inflammation and have a vasoconstricting effect. Due to these vasoconstrictive properties, contraindications are [...]

New study on hereditary factors of cluster headaches

Cluster headache is a severe primary headache disorder affecting 0.1% of the population and is four times more common in men than women. It is characterized by episodes of extremely distressing, one-sided pain that occur around [...]

Prof. Dr. Göbel on Headache Day on September 5, 2023:

As a person affected, you shouldn't hide. On the contrary, you should stand up and admit it. Get informed. Migraines are more than just a serious headache. It is a serious neurological disease with severe disabling symptoms such as [...]

Genetic risk factors for cluster headache discovered

A new genome-wide study from the Kiel Pain Clinic, among others, identifies genetic risk factors for cluster headache for the first time: The aim of the study was to collect data for the first meta-analysis of a genome-wide association study of cluster headache, to identify genetic risk variants [...]

New study: facial and jaw pain in primary headache disorders

Do you suffer from migraines and/or headaches? Then you are cordially invited to take part in this study. Headaches and migraines are common complaints that can affect the quality of life. Pain in the face and jaw can also occur independently or [...]

58th Fielmann Academy Colloquium – Headache

  58th Fielmann Academy Colloquium Web Seminar Wednesday, June 14, 2023 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Dear colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, the non-profit Fielmann Academy Schloss Plön has stood for many years for [...]