Seminar Pre-Reading:

Headaches & Pain - A Functional Neurological Approach

We suggest you review the following pre-reading assignments before attending the above seminar. By completing these we hope you will be able to focus on the clinical applications of the material taught, rather than the basic anatomy and physiology.

  1. Review of cranial nerves
    (Source: any neurology textbook or follow the links to online resourses)
  1. Review cerebellar testing
    (Source: any neurology textbook or follow the links to online resources)
www.osceskills.com/e-learning/subjects/cerebellar-examination
                              or
www.neuroexam.com/neuroexam/content.php?p=36 & www.neuroexam.com/neuroexam/content.php?p=37

  1. Pain mechanisms & modulation of pain
  2. Review 'The physiology of pain', pages 21 - 36, which is chapter 1 in the following pdf document: The Physiology of Pain (opens in new window)

  1. Cortical spreading depression
  2. We will cover cortical spreading depression (CSD) as it relates to migraines with aura in detail at the seminar. But for those interested, here is an introductory article to CSD written for a non-medical audience.
    www.dana.org/news/brainwork/detail.aspx?id=11796