Home Organization A - Z Headache research Headache research We perform clinical scientific studies on headache disorders, primarily migraine and cluster headache. Our research group consists of internationally reputed physicians and researchers from multiple departments of the LUMC.Follow us on: Our research News Our vision Projects Scientific publications Participate in our research Participate in our research Support our research Migraine research Cluster headache research Information on headache What is Migraine? What is Cluster Headache? What is Familial Hemiplegic Migraine? About us Our team Contact us Our headache clinic Before you visit LUMC Because of the coronavirus we've taken several measures at the LUMC. Learn more about what you will notice and what you need to take into account? Please continue for important information regarding your visit. Scientific results nerve stimulation for cluster headache Today the results of the 'ICON trial' were published in Lancet Neurology. For 10 years, this nation-wide research focused on the effects of stimulation of the occipital nerve at the back of the head as new treatment for chronic cluster headache. Click here for more info! The Migraine WHAT! Study WHAT stands for “Women, Hormones, Attacks and Treatment”. The goal of The Migraine WHAT! – Study is to unravel the pathophysiological role of sex hormonal fluctuations in the provocation of migraine attacks and to find an effective hormone-based treatment for female migraine patients. Occpital neurostimulation for untreatable chronic cluster headache Based on the data from the study, the National Health Care Institute (ZIN) has decided to reimburse treatment with ONS from 1 January 2020 from the basic package for patients with medically untreatable chronic cluster headache. Click here for more information. "Botox is no better than acute withdrawal in frequent migraine with medication overuse" Acute withdrawal from pain medication is as good as botox in patients with high frequency chronic migraine and medication overuse. The Leiden University Medical Center Headache Group conclude this from a large-scale randomized controlled clinical study in the magazine Brain. Onze polikliniek voor hoofdpijn In het LUMC wordt u geholpen door artsen die jarenlange ervaring hebben met ernstige vormen van hoofdpijn. Met hulp van de kennis en ervaring die we in het LUMC hebben opgebouwd, proberen we u zo snel mogelijk duidelijkheid te geven en de beste behandeling te bieden.