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The Headache Center

Advanced specialized care for headaches and migraines

The Headache Center at NNA is dedicated to the diagnosis and management of headaches, migraines and other related pain disorders. Our specialized team of neurologists, neuropsychologists, nurses and therapists work together to develop a customized, individualized treatment plan based on the individual needs of each patient. Our goal is to properly diagnose the causes of the headache, define and carry out a treatment plan, and to provide patient education about headache management. Through a collaborative approach, we hope to eliminate or reduce the pain and help patients return to a more functional life.

Headache Center Highlights

Types of Headaches

The type and classification of headaches must be identified initially to distinguish primary headaches from headaches that are due to some other serious medical condition, such as brain tumors or strokes.

When to Seek Immediate Medical Attention

According to the American Council for Headache Education (ACHE), headaches can be a symptom of serious underlying medical conditions. The following examples indicate when you should talk to your doctor in a timely manner:

If you have the following symptoms, you should seek immediate care or go to the ER:

Keep in mind that, even if you have had headaches for many years, it is still possible to develop a new and possibly more serious type of headache.

Quick Facts about Headaches

Statistics about headaches according to The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS):

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