At the St. Mary’s Healthcare Headache Center, our providers are experts in diagnosing and treating various headache disorders, including:
Post traumatic headache conditions
Our highly tailored, state of the art approach uses the latest scientific knowledge and techniques to make an accurate diagnosis of your condition. From there we offer highly specialized care to get your pain under control as quickly and efficiently as possible, and often use treatments such as the following:
Pharmacological: Patients often benefit from both a preventive and abortive medication treatment plan. A daily preventive medication will help make headaches less severe when they do occur. These include CGRP agents, Botox, antidepressant, anti-seizure, and antihypertensive medications. An abortive medication is a single medication or a combination of medications that is taken during an attack. These include NSAIDS, triptans, gepants, ergotamines, antiemetics, and antipsychotics.
Nerve blocks: In this procedure, anesthetic agents (a mixture of lidocaine and bupivacaine) are injected near the occipital nerve on the back of the head near the base of the skull. Most patients have no side effects; some patients experience pain at the injection site and/or dizziness.
Botox: These injections are used primarily on patients who experience chronic daily headaches.
St. Mary’s Healthcare Headache center takes patients 18 and over.