Robbins Headache Clinic

Lawrence Robbins, M.D.
Brooke Bassett

For more than 25 years, headache sufferers in the Chicago area have found relief from their pain, thanks to our cutting-edge treatment based on the latest advancements in the field. Dr. Larry Robbins, M.D., and Nurse Practitioner Brooke Phenicie, NP-C, use a comprehensive combination of remedies for migraines, tension headaches and cluster headaches. To start your individualized treatment plan, call and make an appointment.

60 Revere Drive, Suite 330
Northbrook, IL 60062

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Chronic Migraine May Be Underdiagnosed and Undertreated

Approximately 36% of patients who meet criteria for chronic migraine and consult a headache specialist receive a diagnosis of chronic migraine. Of patients who meet criteria and consult with a nonheadache specialist, about 16% receive a diagnosis of chronic migraine. Researchers reported this at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology. These […]


Faking Migraine

Joanna Kempner, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Rutgers University regularly posts blogs at She is also a migraineur. She recently wrote an article about a website that shows people “how to fake” migraine. Below is her article which talks about the website, as well as the larger issue regarding the perception of migraine…. Headache […]


Can Lollipops Tame Nausea?

Some prescription anti-nausea medications have side effects, like making you drowsy, says gastroenterologist Patricia L. Raymond, an assistant professor of clinical internal medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Va. So, the idea of treating nausea with natural ingredients is appealing for many people. Nausea is a common side effect from migraine, morning sickness, […]


“A Hard Lesson to Learn: Pain Validation”

I recently read this article by David J. Schimp, DC, DACNB, DAAPM. Dr. Schimp is an Associate Professor and Attending Clinician at Texas Chiropractic College. He describes his own personal journey with validating patients pain – here is a portion of his article…. Validation was a term and concept that had been completely foreign to […]


Infant Colic May Be Early Migraine

According to lead researcher Amy Gelfand, MD, assistant professor, Clinical Neurology and Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, and child neurologist University of California, San Francisco, Headache Center, the results of a new meta-analysis linking the 2 conditions suggest that “colic is an age-sensitive phenotype of migraine.” Dr. Gelfand believes it may be time to […]


Narcotic Pain Pills to Face Tougher Regulations

New restrictions on hydrocodone combination painkillers, including Vicodin will take effect in mid-October. The federal government has elevated the opioid drug to Schedule II under the Controlled Substances Act. The notice, to be published today in the Federal Register, announces that the change will take effect in 45 days. Hydrocodone, by itself, has been listed […]



    • in an analysis of clinical trials, the most commonly prescribed group of migraine drugs failed to relieve headaches in 24% to 68% of attacks
    • The review found that all marketed tripants provided significant relief and/or absence of pain at 1 and 2 hours when compared with placebo. however, the analysis also showed that 24% to 68% of migranes failed to respond to these medications.