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Dr. Alexander Mauskop

Neurology
New York, NY
43 years experience

Locations

Office

New York, NY

Address

New York Headache Center, 30 East 76 Street, New York, NY
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About

Bio

Dr. Alexander Mauskop is the founder and director of the New York Headache Center. He is board-certified in Neurology and Headache Medicine and is an Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Mauskop has conducted and published original research in the field of headaches. He serves as a reviewer for many medical journals, including New England Journal of Medicine, Neurology, Headache, and Cephalalgia. His research has led to the development of an over-the-counter headache medication, Migralex. Dr. Mauskop has been a leader in educating physicians about headaches. In addition to teaching hundreds of medical students and residents, he has trained over 200 doctors from all over the world who have visited the New York Headache Center to receive advanced training. For the past 25 years Dr. Mauskop has led an annual educational symposium on headaches. He has given lectures and grand rounds at institutions such as Cornell, Harvard, Columbia, NYU and Dartmouth Medical Schools, and Mayo and Cleveland Clinics. He has been an invited speaker at the meetings of the American Academy of Neurology, American Headache Society and International Headache Society.

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Neurology

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English

Doctor Q&A

60 Answers
16 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
It could be migraine: Labyrinthitis usually causes vertigo and dizziness, symptoms that also commonly occur during a migraine headache. Labyrinthitis does not cause headach... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Feverfew, butterbur: Both feverfew and butterbur (petadolex) can prevent migraine headaches. We conducted a large blinded study of butterbur and showed that 150 mg dose wa... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
No problem: I've given Botox to about 7, 000 headache patients and many were on Aspirin or prescription blood thinners and I have not seen any increase in bleedin... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Weight loss: If the person is overweight (and most are), one of the most effective, albeit difficult treatments for pseudotumor cerebri is weight loss. If the cond... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
See a doctor first: Drowsiness is an unusual accompaniment of severe headaches, such as migraine. It suggests that there may be a serious underlying cause, which needs to... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Exercise, magnesium: If the MRI and eeg are normal, aerobic exercise, regular low-carb meals, magnesium, coq10, and other supplements can help. Topamax (topiramate) can ca... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Yes, you should!: If you've never had such a headache before, head to the emergency room. If you have them regularly, it is probably migraine and you still need to see ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Magnesium: One of the most common causes of cramps in the toes, feet, and calves is magnesium deficiency. This deficiency can also cause coldness of extremities,... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Exercise may help: You need to see a doctor to make sure you don't have a serious medical problem, such as autonomic neuropathy, diabetes, or heart disease. If he or she... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
It is better avoided: The maximum recommended dose is 30 mg a day, so it is better to avoid taking more than 40 mg since a high dose can cause a variety of side effects, su... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Post-concussion synd: This headache is due to the post concussion syndrome, which should improve with time. Migralex (rapidly dissolving combination of magnesium with aspir... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
The risk is real: Botox can reduce facial expressions, but if done correctly the chances are small. Good injectors make sure that there is some movement of the forehead... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Ask for IV magnesium: Bring to er a printout from wikipedia and ask for intravenous infusion of 1 gram of magnesium sulfate, which can help and will allay fears that you wa... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Vitamin deficiencies: People with gerd, especially those taking antacids or Prilosec are prone to vitamin B12 and other deficiencies, which can cause the symptoms you descr... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Try triptans, Botox: If you have migraines, try imitrex, (sumatriptan) Maxalt and other triptans. If you take cafergot, caffeine is part of the problem, esp. If you also d... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Carpal tunnel syndr.: Most likely - carpal tunnel syndrome, from typing too much or other repetitive hand motions. Try sleeping with wrist splints u can buy in a pharmacy. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Migraine most likely: If you've never suffered from headaches and has a severe headache with neck stiffness rather than just neck ache, meningitis is a consideration. You n... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Stop Fioricet!!!: Fioricet, excedrin & dietary caffeine help if taken 1-2 a week, but make headaches worse, causing rebound or medication overuse headaches if taken oft... Read More
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Exercise: Try to do isometric and other neck exercise. It is a good idea to see a physical therapist to learn how to do these exercises properly . All of botox'... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Migralex or an NSAID: You can try taking an anti-inflammatory pain killer, such as advil, aleve, (naproxen) or migralex (which contains Aspirin as well as magnesium, which ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Prolonged migraine: But it can be also due to more serious problems, such as thyroid disease, anemia, magnesium deficiency, and other. Definitely need to see a doc for te... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Slight risk of bleed: I've been injecting Botox for 18 years for chronic migraines, cluster headaches, trigeminal neuralgia, and other conditions and over the years have h... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Gluten sensitivity: It is possible that your symptoms are caused by gluten sensitivity and the only way to find out is to avoid eating all wheat products and everything t... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Exercise, magnesium: Daily headaches are usually due to chronic migraines. The best & safest treatment is botox. It is also the only fda-approved treatment. Take magnesium... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Acupuncture, meds: Acupuncture can often help; usually needles are placed into the ears, but also other places. Ask your doctor for a prescription for clonidine, a blood... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
B12 deficiency: I assume that you are taking vit B12 because you are deficient. Tingling in fact can be due to low B12. But vitamin B12 is very poorly absorbed when t... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Vitamin B12 : Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible cause. It is often missed because the regular blood test for vitamin B12 is unreliable. There are two sensitive t... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Disc not causing it: The protruding disc is unlikely to be the direct cause of pain in the legs or even in the back. It can start the pain, but then the pain is usually du... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
6 months: If prophylactic therapy for migraine, such as drugs or Botox are very effective and you get very few headaches try stopping the treatment after 6 mont... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Magnesium: If she's seen a neurologist and has not found relief, she should consider a program of aerobic exercise, biofeedback (or relaxation training), taking ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
It's a migraine: Migraine headaches are often accompanied by dizziness and vertigo. Treatment of migraine will usually also relieve dizziness. Try to avoid drugs if po... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Magnesium: One of the most common causes of cramps in the toes, feet, and calves is magnesium deficiency. This deficiency can also cause coldness of extremities,... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Hot/cold showers: This diagnosis is popular in the eastern europe; in the us it is called vaso-vagal dysfunction (or syncope). Regular aerobic exercise, good hydration... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Allergy is possible: Checking for common allergies (dust mites, hay fever, foods) may detect a possible cause of both headaches and puffy eyelids. Or she can just try taki... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Post-ictal symptoms: Many people experience a variety of symptoms for up to 24 hours following a generalized seizure, including difficulty thinking and speaking, fatigue, ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Avoid sugar, caffein: Regular exercise, getting enough sleep, avoid sugar and caffeine, open window if you can. It could be due to sick building syndrome - lack of proper a... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Cognitive-behavioral: Cbt or cognitive behavioral therapy is the most likely therapy to help someone with a normal MRI and severe back pain, especially if Botox and various... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Migralex and Imitrex (sumatriptan): Migralex is a rapidly acting non-prescription medicine which contains Aspirin and magnesium but not caffeine and which is safer than many other medica... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
It is safe: Botox does not interact with these and almost all other medications. I have several patients with colitis on these drugs and have injected Botox for t... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Depends on the size: Prolactin level is irrelevant. You definitely do not need surgery if the adenoma is small, but if it is large and causes visual problems, then it need... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
No harm: Those two can provide complementary since valerian root is a mild herbal tranquilizer and melatonin can help fall asleep. There are no negative intera... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
To take his medicine: Since you are 62, your brother cannot be a lot younger, which suggests that his epilepsy is probably due to a concussion (even if it occurred a long t... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Yes, it can: Sam-e is frequently combined with antidepressants. Unlike most medications, Sam-e should be taken on an empty stomach, otherwise it doesn't get absorb... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Snake oil it is: This is an extract of cobra venom. Snake venoms are being studied for pain relief and other indications, but it is not very likely to help as a cream ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Yes, it can: Botox injections are very effective treatment for spasmodic dysphonia, which should be performed by an experienced ENT specialist.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Not a disk: The vast majority of people with sciatic pain (pain radiating from the lower back or buttock down the back of the leg) do not have a herniated disk. T... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
It's a migraine: Wine is a common migraine trigger. Cluster headaches are also triggered by alcohol and often occur at the same time every night, but they usually star... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
PMS or pituitary: If these symptoms occur before periods it could all be due to pms. If not, a pituitary tumor (prolactinoma) could be the cause. Blood test for prolact... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Try Myobloc: It is very rare for people to develop antibodies to botox, but if that happens, it is possible that after 6 months or so you will respond again, but t... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Physical therapy: Exercise to strengthen your back muscles is the only long term solution. For temporary relief try heat, acupuncture, muscle relaxants or pain meds fro... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mauskop is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mauskop is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Nov 26, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
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Thank you, I have had these before, but this has been lingering longer that usual. I have a MRI scheduled in a few weeks for my MS, I'll mention this to my neurologist.
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Thank you, I have found vicodin really helps in combination when imit doesn't work on own. Good to know out of system after 4 hours! Thanks again!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!....is there nothing I can do or take to control it ..and ...also honey doesnt do that to me ....why

Education & Training

Residency

SUNY Downstate

Awards

Professor of Clinical Neurology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Top Neurologist , First Place, New York - Winter
2013
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