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First Annual Intracranial Hypotension Symposium

CSF Leak Headache and Hypermobility Drs. Vernon and Elizabeth Rowe just returned from the first annual Intracranial Hypotension Symposium in Santa Monica, CA, organized by Dr. Wouter Schievink. CSF leak was the major topic discussed, and several experts on the

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Benign Hypermobility Syndrome—Not so “Benign” After All

Benign Hypermobility Syndrome is a recognized disorder. It even has its own ICD-10 code–***** The problem is that labeling Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder as “benign” is inaccurate, because this disorder, a member of the Ehlers-Danlos family of connective tissue disorders, is

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and CSF Leak Headache

By Vernon Rowe, M.D. Severe headaches called CSF leak headaches can be caused by drainage of the spinal fluid from the protecting membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. This leads to a removal of the cushion normally present for

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Headache Trials at the RNI

Headaches, particularly migraine headaches, are a major source of misery and disability in our country.  They cost employers and insurers literally hundreds of millions of dollars every year in the US alone. We at the RNI have always tried to

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Fibromyalgia, Is it Real?

Fibromyalgia. Is it real? Maybe. The symptoms are real, but many “fibromyalgia” clinics do patients a disservice by handing out anti-inflammatory drugs and antidepressants without first attempting to determine the real cause of the symptoms. I have been a neurologist

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Take Your Life Back from Migraine Headaches

The Headache Center at RNI helps more than 90% of patients eliminate or manage their headaches, including migraine headaches. Many of them thought they had “tried everything” — which usually means a frustrating cycle of drugs and side-effects. If you’ve

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Sleep Apnea Can Cause Headache and Pinched Nerve Neck Pain

Got migraines? Your sleep apnea may be to blame! Sleep apnea can cause headache and pinched nerve neck pain, or cervical radiculopathy, as recently reported by RNI researchers at several professional meetings. Kansas City Neurologists at the Rowe Neurology Institute

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Migraine Relief: 7 Tips to Get Your Migraines Under Control

A lot about migraines is not understood. There’s no single way to get rid of a migraine and what causes them varies from person to person. Many doctors’ (especially hospital-employed doctors) typical “quick fix” for migraines is running to their

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How To Handle a Sports Concussion: A Neurologist’s Persepective

Love them or hate them, sports are everywhere. Youth, high school, college, recreational, professional — in the US there is no shortage of ways to play. Participating in a sports league yields many benefits such as an improved fitness and

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Comprehensive Headache Treatment Center at the Rowe Neurology Institute

We at the Comprehensive Headache Treatment Center at the Rowe Neurology Institute see many patients with the most complicated and difficult-to-treat headache problems in this region, including migraine headaches refractory to the usual headache treatment. Many of these patients have

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