Course Summary

While the common headache does not usually drive a patient to seek medical attention, migraine headaches often do. More than just a severe headache, a migraine headache is typically accompanied by intense pain and a sensitivity to light and sound that often results in nausea and vomiting. Providing relief from these headaches — through medication, lifestyle changes, or alternative therapies — is more than just a medical treatment; it frequently allows the patient a quality of life that would not exist without the treatment. This is the first in a four-part series on Migraine Pain.

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Course Syllabus

  • I.              Introduction
  • II.           Overview of Migraine Headache
    • 1.   Prodrome Phase
    • 2.   Aura Phase
    • 3.   Headache Phase
    • 4.   Postdrome Phase
  • III.        Migraine Types
    • 1.   Hemiplegic Migraines
    • 2.   Basilar Migraines
    • 3.   Menstrual Migraines
    • 4.   Abdominal Migraines
    • 5.   Classic Migraines
    • 6.   Common Migraines
  • IV.         Etiology of Migraine Pain
    • 1.   Serotonin
    • 2.   Pain Signals
  • V.            Risk Factors of Migraine Pain
    • 1.   Family History
    • 2.   Gender
    • 3.   Age
  • VI.         Diagnosis of Migraine Pain
    • 1.   Blood Testing
    • 2.   Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    • 3.   Computed Tomography Scan
    • 4.   Lumbar Puncture
  • VII.       Summary


Jassin M. Jouria, MD

Jassin M. Jouria is a medical doctor, professor of academic medicine, and medical author. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and has completed his clinical clerkship training in various teaching hospitals throughout New York, including King’s County Hospital Center and Brookdale Medical Center, among others. Dr. Jouria has served as a test prep tutor and instructor for Kaplan. He has developed several medical courses and curricula for a variety of educational institutions. Dr. Jouria has also served on multiple levels in the academic field including faculty member and Department Chair. Dr. Jouria continues to serves as a Subject Matter Expert for several continuing education organizations covering multiple basic medical sciences.

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