Author Archives: Dr. Loftus

About Dr. Loftus

Dr. Loftus is a Board Certified Neurologist in private practice in Bellaire, Texas, a small town located within the city of Houston. He has developed areas of special interest within neurology that include migraines, seizures, multiple sclerosis and the use of botulinum toxin (Botox®, Myobloc®).

Importance of Keeping a Headache Diary or Headache Calendar

If you have recurrent headaches that are bad enough to take you to see a physician, then you need to keep a headache diary or a headache calendar.  As a physician, I can take good care of a patient without … Continue reading

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Qutenza for Neuropathic Pain

Qutenza® is a high dose (8%) capsaicin patch which is applied in the physician office and can provide months of pain relief.  I was one of the investigators in one of the initial Qutenza studies that led to the approval … Continue reading

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Botox for chronic daily headache (migraine)

In exciting headache news, Botox brand of botulinum toxin A was FDA approved October 15, 2010 for chronic daily headache.  To have chronic daily headaches, you have to have a headache more than 50% of the days in each of … Continue reading

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Does light make your migraine headache pain worse? (Understanding Photophobia)

Photophobia (sensitivity to light) is a common symptom of migraine headaches.   Thanks to great work from Dr. Rami Burstein and his associates at Harvard Medical School, we now have a much better understanding on how light makes migraine headaches more … Continue reading

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