A headache is mild to severe pain that affects the head, scalp and often leads into the neck. Headache symptoms can range from moderate, such as aching pain, to severe, such as vomiting or vision problems.
Headaches affect millions of men, women and children each year, but only 4% of those experiencing severe, recurring headaches known as migraines seek medical care from headache specialists, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. Chronic and frequent headaches do not have to be left untreated. The UK Headache Center offers specialized care and highly trained physicians who focus on evaluation and headache management. The physicians affiliated with the headache treatment center at UK HealthCare are experts in neurology, neuro-ophthalmology, neurosurgery, orofacial pain, interventional pain management, plastic surgery, and ear, nose and throat.
The neurologists specializing in headaches at UK Headache Center use a multidisciplinary approach to diagnose and treat headaches while providing education, preventing the onset of headaches and offering symptom relief. After an initial consult, our neurology specialists will determine a personalized treatment plan based on your specific symptoms and past medical history.
There are many types of headaches, including:
- Chronic migraine headaches
- Cluster headaches
- Head-injury related headaches
- Menstrual-induced headaches
- Sinus headaches
- Tension headaches
While the vast majority of headache treatment is performed on an outpatient basis, the UK Headache Center collaborates with national inpatient programs for patients with a persistent headache, including patients who are dependent on analgesic medications that put them at risk for rebound pain and dependency.
UK HealthCare has been named the No. 1 hospital in Kentucky by U.S. News & World Report, and the Neurology and Neurosurgery department received a top 50 national ranking.
The UK Headache Center is the only headache clinic accredited by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties in the state, and only one of 20 centers in the country that provide unique training in headache medicine to eligible patients. Providing quality care to patients is a priority, and our physicians have advanced training in neurology, neurosurgery, interventional pain management and more. UK HealthCare has several physicians who have appeared on the Best Doctors in America® list, including several from the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute.