Treatments for Chronic Headache, Specialized Therapy based on Research by Faro T. Owiesy, M.D.
Faro T. Owiesy, M.D. is an internationally trained physician with over 35 years of experience in multiple specialties. His specialties include:
-Urgent Care Medicine
-Child & Adult Burn and Reconstructive Surgery
-Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
He is involved with research at different scientific levels, including the treatment of Migraine headaches and ongoing research involving Multiple Sclerosis related to Chronic Cerebro-Spinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI).
“My approach to the treatment and management of migraine headaches motivated me to be curious to take a different approach towards current migraine understanding. A brainstorm to study the very basic knowledge of the morphology, anatomy, and physiology of the autonomous nerve system was inevitable. Rita Levi Montalcini, a pioneer in neuroscience, provided the insight. The knowledge and gained experiences stimulated me to crystalize my views on the role of autonomic nerve system, molecular signaling system, receptor mechanism, and neurovascular mechanism of trigeminal neuralgia/migraine, in written form. By doing so, I have attempted to formulate an objective and evidence-supported method for treatment.”
The DE NOVO algorithm is a simple approach that provides longer period of relief when compared to the various and more complex abortive treatment approaches that exist today. Medications being utilized are all FDA-approved and have been used medically for many years. A combination of these medications shows no adverse reaction, side effects, or intolerance when used in minimum dosage. I administer a combination of medication to specific and identifiable nerve branches in the head and neck.
Typically, I do not recommend other standard or alternative medications for continuation of care, nor do I recommend any further lifestyle or diet modifications for treatment. The patient typically leaves our clinic pain-free and communicates only for periodic follow-ups. Our patients are able to return to work with a newfound appreciation for their daily lives; although some patients report occasional mild and non-distracting tension headaches that respond well to Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen. However, I understand that there are also situations of organic, preexisting conditions that can promote migraine and trigeminal neuralgia, and which come to light once the associated trigeminal neuralgia disappears. These existing conditions, if any, then need to be addressed separately by related specialists.
“I hope that this small contribution may motivate others to surpass our present knowledge of trigeminal neuralgia and migraine headaches treatment.”
Faro T. Owiesy, M.D.
“The path of least resistance rarely leads to success”