The Headache Program at Vanderbilt treats patients who are suffering from chronic headaches, including migraines. If you have headaches that are interfering with your quality of life and that haven’t responded well to other treatments, we’re here to help. We’ll figure out why you’re having frequent headaches, then find the best way to relieve the pain. We help you live life with less pain and more joy.
We treat all headache types and related conditions, including:
Our team of neurologists and nurse practitioners has extensive experience in identifying the causes of chronic headaches and providing innovative treatment options.
In addition to your primary care doctor, we also work with other specialists whose expertise might help treat your headaches. For example, if you’re experiencing vision problems related to your headaches, we might consult with an ophthalmologist. If your headaches are causing facial pain, we might bring in a doctor who specializes in issues involving the ears, nose and throat (ENT).
Because there are many different causes and symptoms of chronic headaches, no two patients are alike. We’ll work with you on a personalized treatment plan to address your problems, including triggers and symptoms. Our holistic approach might include lifestyle modifications, supplements, medication and/or changes in your diet.
We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:
Before your first visit with us, keep a headache log so that we can detect patterns of frequency, triggers and pain levels. Please bring that information to your appointment, along with digital copies of any imaging you’ve undergone for headaches, such as MRIs, MRAs and/or CT scans.