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Headache and Pain

Edited by: Professor Paolo Martelletti and Professor Maria Adele Giamberardino

The Headache and Pain Collection is a new venue for research in the field of headache disorders and pain and publishes original research on the impact, epidemiology, nature, mechanisms and treatment of all forms of headache and pain. The Collection provides a platform for the dissemination of research in the basic and clinical sciences from a multidisciplinary point of view.

Articles published in SpringerPlus: Headache and Pain Collection are linked to The Journal of Headache and Pain.

The Headache and Pain Collection is a sister title of The Journal of Headache and Pain, providing a new Open Access forum for publication of scientifically valuable manuscripts.

Click here to view all members of the collection's editorial board.

Subject matters for the sister Collection include (in humans and other animals):

  • epidemiology
  • public health
  • biochemistry
  • biomedicine
  • food science
  • immunology
  • physiology
  • pharmacology
  • toxicology
  • peptides
  • genetics

All manuscripts are subject to rigorous peer reviews for their suitability of publication in SpringerPlus.

As Editors in Chief of this Collection, we offer you a new platform, SpringerPlus: Headache and Pain Collection, as home of your research.

Submission Instructions

If your manuscript meets the aims and scope of this individual Collection, please first follow all of the SpringerPlus Submission Guidelines.

During submission, at the "Additional Information" section, please select that you are submitting to an Article Collection, and choose “Headache and Pain” from the list.

Collection Articles:

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  1. Research

    Impact of headaches on university students in Durban, South Africa

    Introspection into the factors that affect student success at higher education institutions has gained significant momentum in recent years. Teaching and learning has come under the spotlight with quality enha...

    Jyotika Basdav, Firoza Haffejee and T. Puckree

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1679

    Published on: 29 September 2016

  2. Research

    The psychometric properties of the Comprehensive Headache-related Quality of life Questionnaire (CHQQ) translated to Serbian

    The Comprehensive Headache-related Quality of life Questionnaire (CHQQ), is a recently developed and validated instrument, intended for measuring quality of life of patients with all headache types. Currently ...

    Slobodan M. Jankovic, Marija Andjelkovic, Radica Zivkovic Zaric, Marko Vasic, Éva Csépány, Tamás Gyüre and Csaba Ertsey

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1416

    Published on: 24 August 2016

  3. Research

    Headache in Behcet’s disease: types and characteristics

    Behcet’s disease involves several systems in the body. Neurological involvement is identified by different symptoms. Headache is one of the common complaints of patients with Behcet’s disease. It might be a pa...

    Maryam Moghaddassi, Mansoureh Togha, Farhad Shahram, Hamed Hanif, Sahar Dadkhah, Soodeh Razeghi Jahromi and Mohammad Mozafari

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1077

    Published on: 13 July 2016

  4. Research

    Results from a pharmacy-based patient survey on the use of a fixed combination analgesic containing acetylsalicylic acid, paracetamol and caffeine by self-diagnosing and self-treating patients

    Patients suffering from migraine or tension-type headache (TTH) often treat their complaints with over-the-counter (OTC) medications. Fixed dose combinations of acetylsalicylic acid, paracetamol and caffeine (...

    Charly Gaul, Heidemarie Gräter and Thomas Weiser

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:721

    Published on: 14 June 2016

  5. Review

    Recent advances in migraine therapy

    Migraine is a common and highly disabling neurological disorder associated with a high socioeconomic burden. Effective migraine management depends on adequate patient education: to avoid unrealistic expectati...

    Fabio Antonaci, Natascia Ghiotto, Shizheng Wu, Ennio Pucci and Alfredo Costa

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:637

    Published on: 17 May 2016

  6. Research

    Central antinociceptive activity of peripherally applied botulinum toxin type A in lab rat model of trigeminal neuralgia

    BoNT-A is often used in the clinical treatment for movement disorders. In recent years, various clinical studies suggest that BoNT-A can effectively alleviate pain caused by trigeminal neuralgia (TN); however,...

    Chuanjie Wu, Nanchang Xie, Yajun Lian, Hongliang Xu, Chen Chen, Yake Zheng, Yuan Chen and Haifeng Zhang

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:431

    Published on: 11 April 2016

  7. Research

    Linear headache: clinical characteristics of eight new cases

    Linear headache (LH) has recently been described as a paroxysmal or continuous fixed head pain restricted in a linear trajectory of 5–10 mm in width, linking one endpoint in occipital or occipitocervical regio...

    Ya-Nan Lu, Qing-Qing Pan, Jie-Feng Pan, Lei Wang, Yun-Yun Lu, Liang-Hui Hu and Yu Wang

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:347

    Published on: 18 March 2016

  8. Research

    Efficacy of epidural blood patch with fibrin glue additive in refractory headache due to intracranial hypotension: preliminary report

    Injection of fibrin glue mixed with blood into the epidural space to reliably and effectively treat medically refractory orthostatic headache caused by spinal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks and subsequent int...

    Justin J. Elwood, Misha Dewan, Jolene M. Smith, Bahram Mokri, William D. Mauck and Jason S. Eldrige

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:317

    Published on: 11 March 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in SpringerPlus 2016 5:960

  9. Research

    “Pointing forehead”: a new physical sign in migraine

    This study was designed to compare the presence of seven clinical signs in a group of patients with migraine with that of patients with non-migraine headache. Migraine is sometimes misdiagnosed. Therefore addi...

    M. A. A. K. Munasinghe, Vajira Weerasinghe and M. A. S. C. Samarakoon

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:194

    Published on: 27 February 2016

  10. Research

    Coping strategies among adolescents with chronic headache and mental health problems: a cross-sectional population-based study

    To examine prevalence of mental health problems among adolescents with chronic headache and compare internal and external coping strategies in young people with chronic headaches with and without mental health...

    Silje Hartberg, Jocelyne Clench-Aas, Ruth Kjærsti Raanaas and Christofer Lundqvist

    SpringerPlus 2015 4:801

    Published on: 22 December 2015

  11. Short report

    Examination of fluctuations in atmospheric pressure related to migraine

    Japan has four seasons and many chances of low atmospheric pressure or approaches of typhoon, therefore it has been empirically known that the fluctuation of weather induces migraine in people. Generally, its ...

    Hirohisa Okuma, Yumiko Okuma and Yasuhisa Kitagawa

    SpringerPlus 2015 4:790

    Published on: 18 December 2015

  12. Case Study

    Use of botulinum toxin injections to treat peripheral stimulator induced facial muscle twitching: a case report

    Facial pain can be a management challenge. Peripheral nerve/field stimulation may be an effective option for refractory cases, but direct muscle stimulation with facial twitching may result. Botulinum toxin in...

    Terrence L. Trentman, Jillian A. Maloney, Christopher S. Wie, Alanna M. Rebecca and David M. Rosenfeld

    SpringerPlus 2015 4:671

    Published on: 4 November 2015

  13. Research

    Can atlas spina bifida-occulta be a cause of cervicogenic headaches?

    Cervicogenic headaches are a nosologic entity recently recognized. In our common practice, we have noticed a relative frequency of the atlas spina-bifida occulta during the brain CT scan realized for headaches...

    Amégninou Mawuko Yao Adigo, Lama Kegdigoma Agoda-Kousséma, Ignéza Komi Agbotsou, Kokou Adambounou, Kpalma Duga Bakpatina-Batako, Oni Djagnikpo and Komlanvi Victor Adjénou

    SpringerPlus 2015 4:605

    Published on: 13 October 2015

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