Northwest Neurology’s headache specialists are dedicated to providing comprehensive care for those suffering from headaches, facial pains, and related disorders.
Headaches and migraines can be debilitating and interfere with function and overall quality of your life. At Northwest Neurology, our specialists can identify the cause of your headaches and migraines and help you on your path to managing pain.
Headaches treated at Northwest Neurology include migraine headaches – both episodic and chronic, tension headaches, cluster headaches, other trigeminal autonomic cephalgia, sinus headaches, headaches due to low and high intracranial pressure, headaches in pregnancy, adolescent headaches, secondary headache syndromes, and unusual headache disorders such as: hypnic headaches (headaches that occur during sleep), primary headaches associated with sexual activity, primary cough headaches, and primary exercise headaches.
When you are seen by a neurologist specially trained in headache management at Northwest Neurology, a thorough medical and physical exam is performed to help identify the root cause of your headaches or migraines. Taking a detailed history of your headaches is key to uncovering where the source of your pain is so the proper treatment plan can be implemented.
In addition to your exam, your neurologist may order Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to help gain further details and information about your headaches. Sometimes, bloodwork or spinal fluid analysis is necessary to adequately establish the source of a patient’s headaches.
Treatment for headaches and migraines at Northwest Neurology involves an integrative approach. Your neurology team may prescribe medications to help manage your headaches as well as suggest proven nutritional supplements to add to your diet.
Northwest Neurology headache specialists are extensively trained in the most up to date preventive and abortive treatments in migraine medicine.
Preventive treatments include monoclonal antibody CGRP antagonists such as the self-injectable drugs Aimovig, Emgality, and Ajovy, and infusion treatments such as IV Vyepti given in the outpatient office setting at Northwest Neurology.
Abortive treatments for migraines include the new gepant category CGRP receptor antagonists such as Ubrelvy and Nurtec ODT, ditan category Reyvow, well established triptan therapies, with even newer treatments emerging in the near future.
Botulinum Toxin (Botox) injections are also available for chronic migraine patients at Northwest Neurology.
Acute infusion therapies are given at the infusion centers of Northwest Neurology and help keep patients out of the local emergency rooms and urgent care centers when they have prolonged, severe migraines.
Clinical research for conditions like headaches and migraines is made possible through patient volunteers, trained research staff, and highly qualified physicians. These trials lead to treatments that help to save lives.
To learn more about the criteria for such research, please contact the Northwest Neurology Research Center.
At Northwest Neurology, we treat your family member as if they were our own. Our dedicated staff specializes in comprehensive, patient-centered treatment for headaches and migraines. To request additional information, please call (847) 882-6604 today!