WVU Headache Center

Personalized care and a commitment to improving life 

WVU Headache Center

Personalized care and a commitment to improving life

ABOUT US

For those who are among the 50 million Americans who suffer from chronic or severe headaches, the WVU Headache Center provides personalized, empathetic care and a commitment to improving quality of life.

The WVU Headache Center has always excelled at pioneering new approaches to headache treatment and is part of several multi-center clinical trials for novel treatment of headache disorders. With three fellowship-trained and certified headache specialists, the WVU Headache Center is the only comprehensive headache program in West Virginia.

Physicians in the Headache Center work closely with specialists in neurosurgery, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, psychiatry, pain medicine and radiology to help treat headache disorders through medications, procedural interventions, changes in behavior and nutrition, and other approaches. In addition, our doctors provide patients the means to deal with acute headaches, such as migraine, so future occurrences can be relieved quickly.

EVALUATION AND TREATMENT

The WVU Headache Center provides comprehensive evaluation for all types of headache disorders, including migraine, cluster headache, chronic daily headache, tension-type headache, craniofacial neuralgias such as trigeminal neuralgia, cervicogenic headache, post-traumatic headache, and other secondary headache disorders. When scans such as MRI or other diagnostic tests are appropriate, our specialists have access to some of the world’s most advanced technology to assist with diagnosis and treatment planning.

The various types of treatments provided at the WVU Headache Center include:

  • Oral and injectable medications
  • Infusion therapies
  • Botulinum toxin therapy
  • Nerve blocks
  • Trigger-point injections
  • Neuromodulation

FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS

Referral Information:

The WVU Headache Center welcomes patients age 18 and older. Referral from a physician is required.

Our Staff:
WVU Headache Medicine Fellowship Program:

A brief overview of the fellowship program and application instructions can be found on the fellowship training page.