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Headache, Migraine and Facial Pain

Physicians at Miami Valley Hospital can help to ease the pain and improve quality of life for those suffering from headache, migraine and facial pain.

Our physicians provide an accurate diagnosis and advanced treatments for chronic headaches, migraines and facial pain, including trigeminal and associated neuralgias.

Diagnosing Headache, Migraine and Facial Pain

Chronic headache, migraine, and facial pain can be debilitating. Each patient experiences a headache syndrome differently, depending on age, gender, stress levels, job demands, pain tolerance, and other medical conditions.

The neurologist starts by taking a detailed medical history and asking about the pattern of headaches and pain. Patients may be asked to keep a headache diary to track symptoms and frequency. Diagnostic tests may include:

Treatment of Headache, Migraine and Facial Pain

Your multidisciplinary treatment team may include a primary care physician, neurologist, pain management specialist, neuropsychologists, and psychologist. Together, they will develop a personalized treatment plan for your particular condition. 

Treatments for Headache and Migraine

Headache and migraine treatments may include preventive measures including dietary modification, vitamins, lifestyle changes such as exercise and yoga to reduce stress, biofeedback to learn relaxation techniques, acupuncture to control pain, and prescription medications. Injections of BOTOX may prevent migraines in some patients. Persistent, debilitating migraines may require a hospital stay and intravenous medication for treatment.

Treatments for Trigeminal Neuralgia and Other Facial Pain

Trigeminal neuralgia and other facial pain may be treated with medication to reduce nerve pain, carefully guided needle injections, and neurosurgery procedures.

Your Headache, Migraine and Facial Pain Team

Our specialists use their extensive training and experience to help patients and their loved ones manage headaches, migraine and facial pain. Our specially trained nurses and support team collaborate with our physicians to ensure patients receive personalized, compassionate care. Find a Physician.

Learn About Treatments for Headache, Migraine and Facial Pain

Premier Health Library

The Premier Health Library offers a wealth of information about treatments for headache, migraine and facial pain. Learn about conditions, treatments, how to prepare for a surgery, and much more.

Content Updated: April 26, 2018

These Miami Valley Hospital locations offer Neurosciences Services.
Neurosciences at Miami Valley Hospital
One Wyoming St. Dayton, OH  45409
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