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The Headache 360 Migraine Podcast

The Headache 360 Migraine Podcast

Author: Adam Lowenstein, MD, FACS

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Migraine Surgeon Dr. Adam Lowenstein hosts this podcast for chronic headache, migraine, and occipital neuralgia sufferers to learn about the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases. We will be discovering and discussing this information through interviews with experts in the field of headache and migraine treatment, and we will be answering questions submitted to our email at We will be discussing the diagnosis and treatment of all types of headache pain including migraine disease, occipital neuralgia, cluster headache, tension headache, post-traumatic headache, and more... with the goal of helping patients find pain relief. Tune in to hear perspectives from neurologists, pain specialists, emergency room physicians, and other medical and surgical specialists in the field of migraine and chronic headache care.
*The contents of this podcast are intended for general information purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for individualized medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a personal physician or other qualified health providers for individualized questions, answers and care.
17 Episodes
Christa discusses her severe headaches following multiple head traumas and systemic diseases, as well as how her debilitating headache pain affected her life and the lives of her family.  She also discusses her prolonged recovery from headache surgery (nerve decompression surgery) and her life during and after her recovery.
Christine McCollum speaks with Dr. Lowenstein about her headache journey, beginning with the onset of her concerning symptoms, through the myriad of doctors and medications that did not work, and to her eventual relief and present-day life.  
Dr. Lowenstein speaks with Dr. Pamela Blake, the Houston neurologist renowned for her recent publication on the latest data showing improvement of head and neck pain with nerve decompression.  Dr. Blake is one of the most respected headache specialists in the country, and discusses the diagnosis of headache pain and the particular symptoms issues that cross so many different headache diagnoses ranging from migraine to tension headaches.
Dr. Lowenstein speaks with renowned headache neurologist Dr. Hossein Ansari from the University of California San Diego about the most advanced techniques for procedures in migraine headache care including nerve blocks and outpatient nerve decompression surgery.
Dr. Lowenstein is interviewed discussing outpatient nerve decompression surgery, also called migraine surgery or headache surgery.  Learn about how nerve decompression surgery can provide permanent relief from chronic headache pain.
Dr. Lowenstein speaks with award winning migraine blogger Jamie Sanders, who is also known as The Migraine Diva (  Ms. Sanders is an outspoken advocate for migraine patients and migraine sufferers of all kinds, and she and Dr. Lowenstein discuss the several resources and organizations that she is involved with.
Dr. Lowenstein and Dr. Hossein Ansari, director of the University of San Diego Headache Clinic, discuss migraine medications and their use, side effects, and indications in this episode of the Headache 360  Podcast.  Discussions of triptans such as Imitrex, anti-depressants, beta blockers, Topomax, and the CGRP modulating medications such as Aimovig, Emgality, and Ajovy are all included in this excellent review of the treatment of migraine headaches.
Dr. Lowenstein speaks with Dr. Prabu Raman, renowned expert in treating headache and neck pain by treating the temporomandibular joint.  Learn how malfunction of the jaw and the body's most complex joint is related to neck problems, chronic headache, migraine, ear pain, and even vertigo.
Dr. Lowenstein talks with Kelly Lott, LMT who has developed the Migraine Miracle, a migraine specific massage using cold stone and aroma therapy.  Dr. Lowenstein discusses the medical rationale behind the success of the Migraine Miracle massage and Kelly provides insight into the process and how this successful treatment can be done at home.
Dr. Lowenstein speaks with Dr. Hossein Ansari, the head of the Headache Clinic at the University of California San Diego about chronic headaches and migraines.  Listen to the discussion of the different diagnoses associated with headache pain as well as the initial workup that a patient should expect when seeing a headache specialist.
Learn from Dr. Matthew O'Neil, a doctor of physical therapy, about his experience with chronic headache and migraine patients.  Dr. Lowenstein and Dr. O'Neil discuss migraine triggers, manipulations, and some maneuvers that can be done at home to aid in the relief of migraine pain. 
Dr. Lowenstein discusses a question submitted by a listener regarding post-traumatic headaches.  Submit your questions to and remember that discussions will be general in nature and specific cases cannot be addressed in this podcast forum.  For a discussion of your specific situation, please call our Center at 805-969-9004 for a consultation.
Dr. Lowenstein interviews Dr. Jason Prystowsky, an active emergency room physician who has additionally served in African Civil War zones and is on faculty of the University of California Santa Barbara.  Learn about the perspective of the ER doctor when presented with a severe headache patient, what the workup can entail, what treatments are likely, and the difficulties with opioids in the emergency room environment.
Get an inside look at the host of the Headache 360 Podcast, Dr. Adam Lowenstein as he discusses his migraine history and his background leading him up to becoming a surgeon for sufferers of migraine, chronic headaches, and occipital neuralgia. Dr. Lowenstein was previously a guest on another podcast, and you can now listen to Dr. Jason Martin interview Dr. Lowenstein to better understand his perspective on head pain and his interest in relieving migraine disease and chronic headaches in his patients.
Dr. Lowenstein discusses optimizing nutritional therapy with Certified Nutritional Therapist Amy Kilian. Nutrition can be a major factor in both triggering and therapy for migraine and headache pain. Discovering how to manage your nutritional intake is an excellent step towards finding relief from migraines, chronic headaches, occipital neuralgia, and other types of pain.
Headache Surgeon Dr. Adam Lowenstein discusses a 360-degree approach to the diagnosis and management of headache and migraine pain, this time speaking with Dr. Andrew Germanovich, an interventional pain specialist who has a busy headache and migraine pain practice. Discussion of nerve blocks, RFA, Botox, and nerve stimulators in the diagnosis of migraines, occipital neuralgia, chronic headaches, tension headaches, and other pain syndromes make this podcast particularly informative for anyone who suffers or knows someone that suffers with any of the headache diseases. Please remember to subscribe to the Headache 360 Podcast and please send any questions you might have to so we can try to incorporate your questions into some of our discussions.
Learn about Dr. Lowenstein's Headache360 Podcast- We will be interviewing various headache specialists in an effort to provide outstanding information on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic headaches and migraines. Dr. Lowenstein briefly discusses his own history and asks listeners to submit their questions to
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could you cover occipital neuralgia?

Sep 27th
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