Last Discussion on CACI Medical Conditions

July 31, 2013

Warren Silberman

Warren Silberman

  • Former Manager, FAA Aerospace Medical Certification 
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine 
  • Expert in Aerospace/Preventive Medicine 
  • Pilot since 1986

I am going to go over the final three medical conditions included in the CACI group. 

Migraine and Chronic Headaches:

The condition must be stable.  The diagnoses must be classical or common migraine, chronic tension (or muscle contracture headaches), or cluster headaches.  There can be no more than one headache episode per month.  In the year just prior to the certification there cannot have been any in-patient hospital admissions and no greater than two outpatient or urgent care visits for any exacerbations. The only daily prophylactic medications are calcium channel agents or beta-blockers. Now if the headaches are relieved by daily doses of NSAIDS, that would not be a problem either.  

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