Dear Dr. Chehrenama,
I would like to take this opportunity to express to you my most heartfelt appreciation for your skill, talent, patience, and kindness. You were the doctor who told me that I didn’t have to suffer in silence and that I deserved a better quality of life. You listened to me and figured out that if I resolved other issues like sleep, my migraines would improve. Your knowledge and positive outlook improved my quality of life. My family has noticed my increase in energy and absence of severe disabling migraines. “Thank You” seems insincere or insufficient, but I mean it. Please know how much you have improved my life. I wish you well, but I’m selfish and I can’t imagine trusting another doctor with my health.
I am so grateful to have found you as my doctor. You understand the impact my constant migraines have on me on a deeper level including the emotional toll they take on me. You don’t judge but rather treat me with compassion. Thank you for that and thank you for your persistence to help me despite the complexity of my illness. I know if anyone can solve my medical issues, it will be you. Thank you for being an amazing doctor.
I just wanted to thank you for being such a wonderful doctor over the past 17 years that you have treated me. You not only found medicine that allows me to be seizure free without experiencing side effects, but you also served as a role model when I was growing up. You were the doctor who finally gave me the correct diagnosis for my hand pain and you have always challenged me to take agency over my own health and lifestyle. I’m very grateful I got to grow up with you. Honestly, you are the best doctor I have had.
I received a letter this week stating that Dr. Mahan Chehrenama will be leaving Inova at the end of the year. I wanted to write to inform you that our family is very grateful for her care. She is an excellent doctor who looks not only at the symptoms, but looks for the cause of the pain. About 5 years ago, my son, now age, 20, suffered from several concussions while playing high school football. He saw several neurologists in the NOVA area, in addition to a couple of concussion clinics. These doctors gave him steroids, which helped temporarily. One gave him some strong narcotics and told him to take them when the headaches got too bad. No one had any real solutions and said he would just have to manage the pain. For 2 1/2 years, he was not a minute without a headache...
Amazing, Thorough and incomparable specialist I have been seeing Dr. Chehrenama for over 6 years now. I suffer from a variety of issues stemming from Chiari Malformation. Dr. Chehrenama has helped me through some terrible times and was instrumental in determining my Chiari diagnosis. There truly is no one better or more caring. I have sent many people to her and no one has been disappointed. She is incredibly thoughtful and does not rush to conclusions. She will try harder than any other doctor I have ever been to, to actually HELP find answers and never gives up. I cannot say enough good things about her.
Dr. Mahan Chehrenama is a board certified neurologist with subspecialty certification in headache medicine. She is also a Fellow of the American Headache Society. She has a special interest in management of primary headaches as well as post-concussive headaches and post-concussive syndrome.
Headache Consultation and Care
At iNHS, your personal medical history is evaluated in the context of overall health, lifestyle, family history, and environmental factors. All prior diagnostic data is reviewed in depth to prevent unnecessary repeat testing. Come to us for migraine and head trauma problems that your normal doctors cannot help with.
Concussion And Head Trauma Analysis
Concussion care requires dedicated attention and expertise. Headache medicine specialists are uniquely qualified to provide this care. This is because of many factors. One of the factors is that headache is the most prevalent symptom in concussions, tending to appear rather early after injury, persisting as most other symptoms of concussions dissipate.
The use of BOTOX as a therapeutic neurotoxin has been well established over the past 20 years. Botox is FDA approved for treatment of multiple indications including Cervical Dystonia and Chronic Migraine. Botox has demonstrated its efficacy for symptomatic treatment of both conditions and requires re-injections about every 12 weeks.
Dr. Chehrenama has over 20 years of experience in performing clinical trials with a concentration in the field of Headache Medicine. At iNHS, we strive to remain fully vigilant of the most promising novel approaches to Headache management.
Coordination of Care
Intravenous medication infusions can be used effectively in selected cases of intractable headaches that are unresponsive to the more standard routes of treatment . There are numerous medication combinations that can be infused in 2 to 3 times per day intervals in order to achieve a more complete and rapid recovery.