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.

2610 Lake Cook Road, Suite 160
Riverwoods, IL 60015

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Treatment of headache at all ages. Hundreds of clinical tips/pearls. What to do when nothing works. Psychological conditions that often accompany severe headaches. Cutting edge medications and non-medicine approaches."

Hailed as "...the #1 resource for what to do for those with very difficult to treat headaches"....

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    • 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.