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The Mnemonic “MEDICALLY” is a very good way to remember the prinicipal aspects of medically intractable disabling primary headache. 

“Medically intractable disabling primary headache” is a type of headache that is severe, persistent, and unresponsive to medical treatments, resulting in significant disability for the individual experiencing it.

While you are at your clinical rounds or appearing for medical & nursing exams, once you remember this mnemonic, you will be able to recall these vital points

Medically Intractable Disabling Primary Headache : How To Manage ?

    • M – Monoclonal antibodies to CGRP or its receptor for chronic migraine
    • E – Effective and well tolerated in clinical practice
    • D – Developments in therapy are at hand
    • I – Intractable headache management is difficult
    • C – Clinical practice includes noninvasive neuromodulatory approaches
    • A – Approaches such as transcranial magnetic stimulation and vagal nerve stimulation
    • L – Licensed for use in chronic migraine
    • L – Labeled for chronic cluster headache, chronic paroxysmal hemicrania, hemicrania continua, SUNA, and SUNCT
    • Y – Yearning for relief with promising results



Dr. Arin Nandi

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