Treating primary headaches
Headache disorders affect millions of people around the world and are painful and disabling and can cause substantial personal suffering. Despite this, there is a lack of accessible clinically-proven treatment plans and information available.
Lumina wants to change this to help more healthcare providers access the information they need to shift the dial on patient pain.
A primary headache is when the headache itself is the main problem. It is not a symptom of an underlying disease or condition and the pain associated with primary headache comes from the inflammation of pain-sensitive parts of the body in and around the neck and head. Common primary headaches include cluster headaches, migraines (with and without auras), tension-type headaches and Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgia (TAC).
The Lumina Solution
The Lumina Solution
The Lumina Primary Headaches Program pairs the latest understanding in the pathophysiology of primary headache disorder pain with peer-reviewed scientific evidence and years of clinical experience to guide healthcare providers in their efforts to help patients living with these disorders.
It has been developed by some of the world’s leading experts in Primary Headaches and pain management to:
Achieve diagnostic accuracy
Apply patient-centric treatment
Provide continuous care for patient empowerment
Access to our certified network
For patients living with primary headaches, we will refer you to certified Lumina healthcare providers who has access to a proprietary diagnostic tool and the evidence-based care plan which will guide your treatment.
Lumina Patient Companion
We’ll provide you with a dedicated app that allows you to track your pain. This data goes straight to your healthcare provider, so they have an always-on view of your progress. You’ll also have access to Lumina content which will help you understand, manage, and take ownership of your treatment.
For Healthcare Providers
You will receive access to a proprietary, condition-specific online tool developed by Lumina to assess the symptoms and characteristics of a patient's current headache, pre-consultation. By providing an accurate suggested diagnosis, the aid assists you to reach an accurate diagnosis in the first consultation. This has always been a challenge because of the multiplicity of primary headache types and subtypes.
Evidence-based treatment guide
Based on the latest understanding of what causes the pain and other symptoms associated with primary headaches, our approach includes condition-specific care plans for each type of primary headache, with a key focus on patient-centric, accessible treatment options including, but not limited to:
Nerve or ganglion block: Percutaneous suprazygomatic pterygopalatine ganglion block
Neuromodulation: Transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation
As the patient will be using the Lumina Patient Companion to track symptoms and provide feedback to you in real time, you are able to efficiently manage their treatment journey and better affect their outcomes.
Lumina Medical Academy
The Lumina Medical Academy acts as an up-to-date reference tool for those wanting to specialize in pain and will keep you abreast of the latest verified information and innovation. The goal of the academy is to enhance diagnostics, clinical steps, and treatment modalities to improve patient outcomes.
The Lumina Primary Headache Course includes 40 - 50 hours of learning, pre- and post-assessments, progress assessments and three module exams for certification. Our courses are continuously updated with additional vetted content, and we frequently host webinars and Q&A sessions to supplement your knowledge.
A dedicated forum to discuss Primary Headaches with a network of peers and get feedback from Lumina Sages who are all well-respected leaders in the pain management field.