No Giving Up Headache Clinic to Open in Fukuoka City on November 20 Offering custom-made treatment for each individual headache
Headache Clinic Without Giving Up (Director: Masatoshi Tamura) will open "Headache Clinic Without Giving Up" in Chishiro 1-chome, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, on Monday, November 20, 2023. The clinic is a clinic that caters to headache patients, where Tamura, who has had serious headaches in his family, proposes tailor-made treatments to suit each individual headache.
◆Issues and data on headaches in Japan
The total number of headache patients in Japan is estimated to be about 32-33 million, and the economic loss is said to be about 300 billion yen. The overall prevalence of migraine headache in Japan is estimated to be 8.4%. Headaches are clearly more prevalent in females, with 3.6% of males and 12.9% of females suffering from headaches, and although there is no gender difference in prevalence among children under 10 years of age, the rate increases among females from around the age of 12, when they reach menarche.
◆Documented the blog "Headache Diary" for more than 10 years after the onset of his daughter's headaches.
In 2001, when Director Tamura first opened a neurosurgery practice in Kagoshima, he did not have much to do with "headaches. One day, however, when his daughter was 3 years old, she developed a severe headache. After much trial and error and research, he began to receive visits from parents of children with headaches and adults with headaches from all over the world. Tamura felt it was his mission to help headache sufferers, and decided to open a clinic in Fukuoka because he thought "if there is such a great need for headaches, I can help even more people by opening a clinic in Fukuoka, a large city with a larger population than Kagoshima.
◆Need to specialize in headaches specific to children and women
I have treated a total of about 10,000 patients with headaches. With the experience of seeing many patients, Tamura would like to mainly attend to pediatric headaches and women's headaches.
First of all, headaches in children are often overlooked because children cannot verbally complain about them. As for headaches in women, as shown in the data at the beginning of this article, they are overwhelmingly more common than in men. Tamura sees this as a challenge as we enter an era in which women will increasingly enter the workforce.
◆About the Never Give Up Headache Clinic
Our clinic proposes a wide range of treatment methods based on our accumulated know-how. In particular, we mainly offer preventive medication, which has been used in many cases of improvement, and treatment that incorporates multiple headache medications at the same time.
In addition, I have deepened my research on the relationship between headaches and psychiatric disorders through my 20-year career as a psychiatrist. In particular, research has shown that headache sufferers have a reduced ability to control their motivation. We are committed to providing our patients with mental health care through counseling by a clinical psychologist.
◆Outline of No Abandonment Headache Clinic
The clinic offers neurosurgery, psychiatry (but only for symptoms related to headaches), and internal medicine.
(*Psychiatry is not available for depression, schizophrenia, etc., which do not accompany headache.
Counseling by a psychotherapist will be provided on a voluntary basis.
Business hours: 9:00-18:00 (tentative)
Reservations will be accepted from one week prior to the opening of the clinic.
Address ： 1F, 1-15-30, Chishiro, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 812-0044
◆Never Give Up Headache Clinic / Director Masatoshi Tamura's Brief History
Born in Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture on September 15, 1957
Graduated from Sasebo Nishi High School in 1976
Graduated from Kagoshima University Faculty of Medicine in 1985
1987 Joined Oshima Prefectural Hospital
1989 Joined the Shizuoka East Epilepsy Center
1990 Joined Kagoshima Prefectural Hokusatsu Hospital
Obtained a neurosurgery specialty in 1992.
Appointed as Chief of Neurosurgery Department, Kajiki Oi Hospital in the same year
1995 Joined Kanamaru Neurosurgery Hospital
Obtained a doctorate in the same year
1997 (Heisei 9): Joined Tokuda Neurosurgery Hospital as Chief of Neurosurgery Department
2001 Opened Tamura Neurosurgery Clinic
November 2023 (tentative): Preparing to open "Never Give Up Headache Clinic" in Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City
Preparing for the opening of the clinic in Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City.
International Headache Society, Japanese Headache Society, Japanese Society of Oriental Medicine, Japanese Epilepsy Society, Councilor of Japan Neurosurgical Society, Member of Japan Society of Stroke Surgery, Member of Japan Society of Endovascular Therapy, Member of Japan Neurological Society Congress