Dr. Kimberly Sackheim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at New York University Langone Medical Center. As a post-traumatic headache specialist, she has a focus on interventional pain management of chronic headache. She is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation with sub-specialties in both pain management and brain injury medicine. Her medical degree is from the Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Broward General Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Post-doctoral training took place at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Dr.Sackheim also had an anesthesia-based fellowship in interventional pain medicine, hospice & palliative care at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.
In Part 2 of this two part series, she discusses: the extent to which patient health behaviors can be targeted routinely to improve headache management; new headache medications that are effective for treatment; demographic factors that could affect both the degree and the speed of recovery from headaches when they occur; the importance of patient involvement in medical decision-making; use of complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine by patients; the role of in-home telehealth therapy programs; if there is a need for improved diagnostic measures and treatment; and key topics within the realm of rehabilitation research aimed at improving the care of patients who suffer from headaches and any possible emerging areas.