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


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“….

Migraine During The Holidays

In a recent survey conducted at, by LB Herbert, 112 community  members shared their thoughts on facing the holiday season with migraine. 96% of respondents said that their migraine pain and symptoms get worse due to the stress and extra activity of the... read more

Light Therapy And Non-Seasonal Depression

Bright light therapy has often been used for people with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) – but a new study shows that people whose depression symptoms are not seasonal may also benefit. Light therapy is a procedure where people are exposed to a specialized... read more

Lifting Weights May Aid The Brain

Exercise is good for the brain. We know that. But most studies of exercise and brain health have focused on the effects of running, walking or other aerobic activities. Now a new experiment suggests that light resistance training may also slow the age-related... read more

Device To Block Pain

The field of optogenetics – which uses genetically encoded switches that turn neurons on or off with light – has taken a step forward; scientists have created flexible, implantable, wireless devices that can activate and potentially block pain signals in... read more

“I’m Fine”

Huffington Post blogger Elizabeth Anderson candidly explains her personal journey with depression and how she reached out for help… I had been harboring a secret for a month or so. Only a few close friends knew and my family obviously. I don’t know why I... read more

The Connection Between Pain And Sleepwalking

According to a new French study, sleepwalking is associated with several daytime health problems, including chronic pain, migraine and headache according to a study published this month in the journal Sleep. “ Sleepwalking is probably a 24-hour disease, instead... read more

“When Stigma Hurts Your Kids”

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

Containing Contagious Stress

Everyone has had the experience of “catching” someone else’s stress – whether from a family member who got up on the wrong side of the bed, or a driver in the grocery store parking lot. Researchers are just beginning to study such secondhand... read more

Limb Pain May Be Unrecognized Manifestation Of Migraine

A new study suggests that while limb pain is not included as a manifestation of migraine in international headache classifications, children and adults may experience recurrent limb pain as part of the migraine spectrum. In the joint British-Chilean study, researchers... read more

Prescribing Antibiotics For Respiratory Infections

A new Cochrane Review published today shows that when doctors and patients are encouraged to discuss the need for prescribing antibiotics for acute respiratory infections jointly, fewer are prescribed. This may be useful in the fight against antibiotic resistantance.... read more

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