Abigail Chua

Headache & Facial Pain Expert

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New Headache Fellowship Program a Boost to Headache Care

Headache disorders have gone under recognized, and underappreciated, for a very long time, according to Dr. Abigail Chua of the Hartford HealthCare Headache Center. Unfortunately, she said, many people with headache disorders do not see their doctors for help, and healthcare providers don’t get enough headache medicine training while they are in...


Cluster Headaches: Why They’re Such A Pain This Time of Year

By Dr. Abigail Chua Headache and Facial Pain Fellowship Program Director Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Spring has turned to summer, flowers are in bloom and life takes a slower, more carefree pace. Until you suffer one of the worst headaches you’ve ever experienced, and it just won’t quit, causing excruciating...


What the Four Phases of Migraine Feel Like

By Abigail Chua, DO, Headache and Facial Pain Fellowship Program Director at the Ayer Neuroscience Institute Hartford HealthCare Headache Center While the terms “migraine” and “headache” are often used interchangeably, they are not one and the same. The term “headache” is used to describe any pain or discomfort that occurs in...


Aimovig: A Breakthrough Migraine Medication

A new medication recently approved by the FDA for the prevention of migraine headache is offering promising results for patients who suffer from these debilitating headaches. Dr. Abigail Chua, a neurologist and headache specialist at the Hartford HealthCare Headache Center has more on this groundbreaking new therapy.  Q: Tell us...


Headache? Migraine? (There IS a Difference!)

If your head hurts, is it a simple headache or is it migraine syndrome? There is a difference, according to Dr. Abigail Chua, a neurologist and headache specialist with the Hartford HealthCare Headache Center.  Q.  Explain the difference between a headache and a migraine.  A.  While the terms ‘migraine’ and ‘headache’...