The Migraine Solution, a new book written by Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital associated physicians Elizabeth Loder, MD, MPH, and Paul Rizzoli, MD, is geared towards a headache sufferer or a concerned family member, and explores new research related to migraines and their treatment, as well as clarifying many of the myths surrounding headache management.
"The Migraine Solution contains everything we would tell our patients about headache if we had the time with each one,” says Dr. Rizzoli. "This includes practical advice about the problem, the treatments, lifestyle issues, and how to get help." Rizzoli states that many headache books for the general reader tend to have a "hook", like claiming that a patient can do something themselves to manage headache, like diet. However, headache is often more complicated than that. "At Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, we believe that a partnership approach, which emphasizes that the physician and the patient both have a role to play in migraine management, is often the most effective type of treatment plan in battling migraine,” continues Dr. Rizzoli.