Online Education | The Challenge of Pain 2019: Treatment Approaches to Chronic Headache
Treatment Approaches to Chronic Headache
What Does CGRP Have to Do with It?
In this module, learn about the relationship between Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide (CGRP) and chronic migraine, and how overuse of headache medications can trigger mechanisms for increased headache frequency.
Objectives for Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:
- Accurately diagnose chronic migraine and medication-overuse headache using International Headache Society diagnostic criteria.
- Identify the mechanism for increasing headache frequency in both chronic migraine and especially in medication-overuse headache.
- List at least three options to address and work towards reversing chronic migraine when medication-overuse is present.
Melissa Schorn, DNP, ARNP
Nurse Practitioner, UW Headache Clinic, Seattle, WA
- 1.10 Contact hours
- 1.10 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level