Robbins Headache Clinic

For more than 25 years, headache sufferers in the Chicago area have found relief from their pain, thanks to our cutting-edge treatment based on the latest advancements in the field. Dr. Larry Robbins, M.D., and Nurse Practitioner Brooke Phenicie, NP-C, use a comprehensive combination of remedies for migraines, tension headaches and cluster headaches. To start your individualized treatment plan, call and make an appointment.

2610 Lake Cook Road, Suite 160
Riverwoods, IL 60015
847.374.9399

Robbins Book Adv Headache“NEW BOOK FROM DR. ROBBINS: ADVANCED HEADACHE THERAPY(ON AMAZON)

Treatment of headache at all ages. Hundreds of clinical tips/pearls. What to do when nothing works. Psychological conditions that often accompany severe headaches. Cutting edge medications and non-medicine approaches.”

Hailed as “…the #1 resource for what to do for those with very difficult to treat headaches“….

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Knitting and Health Benefits

Knitting and Health Benefits

Jane Brody, personal health writer for The New York Times, shares with her readers her personal experiences and recent research connecting knitting and health benefits. I’ve made countless afghans, baby blankets, sweaters, vests, shawls, scarves, hats, mittens,... read more
Do You Know What’s In Your Fish Oil?

Do You Know What’s In Your Fish Oil?

Americans spend around $1.3 billion on fish oil products every year, making them one of the most commonly consumed dietary supplements in the country. A new documentary, “Supplements and Safety,” is being aired on the PBS investigative series... read more
Stress Levels and Weight Loss

Stress Levels and Weight Loss

In tests with cells and mice, University of Florida researchers found that chronic stress triggers production of a protein called betatrophin, which inhibits an enzyme involved in burning fat. “Betatrophin reduces the body’s ability to break down fat,... read more
“If You Pick One Vitamin, Make it This One”

“If You Pick One Vitamin, Make it This One”

“Vitamin D is probably the one, if we had to come up with one single vitamin that most people need to be taking to some extent, ” says Dr. Arielle Levitan. She, along with Dr. Romy Block wrote the recently published book “The Vitamin Solution: Two... read more

Sports Injury

Football and Brain Injury

Football and Brain Injury

Learn about the risks of brain damage from youth tackle football, and what can be done to protect our young athletes. Dr. Robbins launched a public awareness campaign in December 2012 to warn people that despite the sport’s many benefits, we are increasingly... read more
Hockey Safety and Brain Trauma

Hockey Safety and Brain Trauma

We are only dealt one brain for a lifetime. Hockey luddites have traditionally dismissed brain traumas with “don’t worry, it’s only your coconut”. However, even big, tough hockey players suffer mightily from the result of repetitive head traumas. A recent rash of... read more
Heading the Ball Causes Brain Damage

Heading the Ball Causes Brain Damage

Heading a soccer ball is not as innocuous as once was thought. Headers sometimes result in a concussion. Thousands of headers over a career may lead to permanent brain damage. A growing body of evidence points to the adverse effects of multiple headers. One... read more
International Concussion Conference

International Concussion Conference

Medical experts and NFL officials are gathering this Saturday in London to address the diagnosis and treatment of player concussions. Concussions and head trauma suffered by athletes remain a controversial topic, prompting many contact sports to change rules and adopt... read more

About Migraine

New Light Therapy For Migraine

New Light Therapy For Migraine

A team of researchers from the Medical University of Vienna is investigating new therapies to treat light sensitivity, which causes migraine in many people. For some migraineurs, normal levels of daylight send them to darkened rooms during an attack. They are also... read more
The Rare Friend Who Can Navigate Chronic Migraine

The Rare Friend Who Can Navigate Chronic Migraine

Blogger hollybee explains why it can be hard for migraineurs to hold onto friendships…. It’s a rare find: the friend who can handle all the idiosyncrasies that come with chronic migraine. The requests to find a quiet restaurant, to choose the chair that... read more
FDA Okays Intranasal Migraine Medication

FDA Okays Intranasal Migraine Medication

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a low-dose sumatriptan powder delivered intranasally for the treatment  of migraine with or without aura in adult patients. “Onzetra Xsail provides a new and much needed treatment option for what can be a... read more
Proton Pump Inhibitors and Kidney Health

Proton Pump Inhibitors and Kidney Health

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), used to treat heartburn and acid reflux, may increase kidney-disease risk. In a study of over 10,000 adults who were followed for 15 years, PPI users were 20% to 50% likelier to develop chronic kidney disease during this time than were... read more

Headaches in Children

“When Stigma Hurts Your Kids”

“When Stigma Hurts Your Kids”

Blogger, migraineur, Professional counselor, herbalist, and Reiki Master, Tammy Rome shares her extensive personal experiences, at migraine.com and on her own blog, Brain Storm…. Just when I think the world is finally making progress to understand migraine, a... read more
Less Sugar Improves Children’s Health

Less Sugar Improves Children’s Health

A rigorous new study has found that obese children who cut back on their sugar intake see improvements in their blood pressure, cholesterol readings and other markers of health after just 10 days. The new research may help shed light on a question scientists have long... read more
Kids and Concussions

Kids and Concussions

According to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, sports-related concussions account for more than half of all emergency room visits by children aged 8 through 13. A child who has had a concussion is one and a half times more likely to have another, and... read more
Kids’ Headaches Increase This Time Of Year

Kids’ Headaches Increase This Time Of Year

Findings from Nationwide Children’s Hospital physicians find that headaches increase in fall in children. It’s a trend that may be due to back-to-school changes in stress, routines and sleep. Common triggers include poor hydration, and prolonged screen... read more

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