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The Headache Center 

A Specialty Center for Headache Management

The goal of the Headache Center is to provide diagnosis and treatment that will help people who experience severe headaches regain a better quality of life. 

Find the Solution to Your Pain

Migraines have affected people for centuries. Many famous and accomplished people have experienced severe headaches.  Julius Caesar, Napoleon, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee; great painters Vincent Van Gogh, Georges Seurat and Claude Monet,; and famous authors Virginia Woolfe, Cervantes and Lewis Carroll all experienced migraines. Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence during an intense period of productivity after being bedridden for six weeks with a migraine. 

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Our Philosophy:

To carefully evaluate your headache condition, define the origin of your headache pain and administer appropriate therapy. By identifying an accurate diagnosis, we can then develop a specific treatment plan for your particular situation.

Our Goal: 

To restore the highest quality of life possible through the most up to date therapeutic options currently available.

The Treatment Process

Find out more about what to expect when you visit the Headache Center.

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Outpatient Treatment

For many people, finding out what triggers a headache or migraine can help them avoid or lessen the affects of their headache symptoms. But in most cases, medication is required to control headache pain. There are two categories of medication therapy: abortive and prophylactic.

Trigger Management

Preventive or Prophylactic Medication Therapy

Abortive Medication Therapy

Inpatient Treatment

The resources of the Headache Center include a multispecialty inpatient hospital program staffed by specially trained professionals knowledgeable in the treatment of headache patients.

Inpatient hospital treatment may be necessary for a selected group of people who experience headaches. This group of patients usually has not benefited from traditional outpatient care.

Inpatient care may be required for people with intractable daily headaches associated with significant disability; people with acute headaches that have been resistant to all therapeutic interventions; people whose headaches cause continuous vomiting resulting in dehydration, weakness or exhaustion; or people who have related medical conditions that must be urgently addressed.

A Complex Range of Disorders

Baylor Headache Center provides treatment for the full range of headache disorders, including:

  • Migraine Headaches
  • Cluster Headaches
  • Status Migrainosus
  • Chronic Daily Headaches
  • Medication Overuse Headache
  • Menstrual Migraine

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Who should come to the Headache Center?

The Headache Center may especially benefit:

  • Patients in whom comprehensive services are essential to address the multifunctional components of their headaches.
  • Patients who have not responded to medication and have a history of recurring acute care needs or progressive persistent headache.
  • Patients who have undergone multiple diagnosis and therapeutic interventions yet the diagnosis remains uncertain or questionable.
  • Patients who have had frequent emergency room visits, who have used hospital inpatient services excessively, and who have overused different oral analgesics, including opiates, or who have been treated repeatedly with intramuscular or intravenous medications.