timetable  Apr 24, 2018 EST
person-icon  Dr. Andrew Blumenfeld
  Director, Headache Center Of Southern California

Treatment Spotlight: Nerve Blocks and Injections

Key Questions

  • How might various types of injection-based treatments affect migraine?
  • What is the most appropriate phase of a migraine in which to get a nerve block?
  • For chronic migraine, can repeated nerve blocks or Botox injections have a preventative effect?

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Dr. Andrew Blumenfeld is Director of the Headache Center of Southern California. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School and completed a neurology residency at Johannesburg Hospital. In 1986 he moved to the United States and completed a neurology residency, an EEG and EMG fellowship, all at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He served as staff neurologist at Kaiser Permanente, San Diego from 1990 to 2004, and as Chief of Neurology Service at Kaiser his unit was named a Neurotoxin Center of Excellence by Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Medical College. Dr Blumenfeld is board certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society. He has published widely and has been an active researcher in headache. Dr. Blumenfeld has been a principal investigator for many research studies and regularly addresses national pharmaceutical meetings, medical conferences, continuing education seminars, and community events.



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