Richard is a 40-year-old man with a history of 4 weeks of cluster headache once each year. These began when he was 35 years old.

For our discussion board this week, we will discuss a neurological condition known as Cluster Headache.

Case Study:

Richard is a 40-year-old man with a history of 4 weeks of cluster  headache once each year. These began when he was 35 years old. His  cluster periods occur in the fall. The cluster period begins slowly,  increasing over 1 week, reaching a peak where Richard has two or three  severe cluster attacks each day. They occur from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Each  cluster headache lasts from 40 to 90 minutes, and the headaches are  severe. The pain is always on the right side, with eye tearing and nasal  congestion.

Richard comes into our office 1 week into this fall’s cluster  series. The headaches are increasing in intensity, and he is miserable  with the pain.

Please complete the following questions:

  • Describe Cluster Headache and its epidemiology.
  • What would be your goals for therapy for Richard? Give rationale with evidence from articles.

Please limit your posts to the above 2 questions.

 using APA 6th ed. Work must be supported by peer-reviewed article published within 5 years.

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