Sait Ashina, MD

Sait Ashina, MD, is Assistant Professor of Neurology and Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and a Director of the Comprehensive Headache Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and a Diplomat in Headache Medicine, United Council for Neurological Subspecialties. He is a member of education committee of International Headache Society. Dr. Ashina also served as a member of the International Headache Society headache classification subcommittee for the 3rd edition of the International Classification of Headache Disorders. His research interests include epidemiology of headache and chronic pain, quantitative sensory testing, human pain models, muscle pain, role of photophobia in migraine pathophysiology, vestibular migraine and structural brain lesions in migraine.

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Stopping the vicious cycle of rebound headaches

Sait Ashina, MD


People who get frequent headaches and need to take medication at least 15 days a month may be at risk for medication overuse headaches, or “rebound headaches.” Treatment depends on the medication being taken.