Headache and Facial Pain Clinic

Chronic headache disorders, such as migraine, cluster headaches and tension headaches, can be debilitating. Managing migraine, tension headaches and cluster headaches requires specialized care that’s customized for each patient’s unique needs to help them prevent the headaches and effectively treat them when they occur.

The MetroHealth Department of Neurology physicians and advanced practice providers treat patients with headache and facial pain disorders. Our specialists use the latest treatments (such as Botox), new FDA-approved medications, and nutrition and lifestyle changes, to help decrease the number of headaches patients have and improve quality of life.

It is important to see a doctor or a nurse practitioner who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic headaches when you experience new headaches or headaches with new features.

You can call 216-778-3958 to schedule a visit with a MetroHealth neurologist or nurse practitioner who specializes in headache diagnosis and management.

Top Migraine Triggers

Every person with migraine has different triggers. Patients with migraine should understand their triggers so they can help to manage their migraine attacks.

These are the most common migraine triggers:

  • Stress
  • Changes in or an irregular sleep schedule
  • Hormones
  • Caffeine and Alcohol
  • Changes in weather
  • Diet
  • Dehydration
  • Bright light/flickering lights
  • Smell
  • Overuse of pain medications

MetroHealth’s headache specialists will work with you to come up with strategies to help you manage your triggers.

 

When to Be Concerned

If you experience a sudden severe headache, the worst headache of your life, it is important to be evaluated immediately in the Emergency Department as such a headache may be a sign of a stroke. Call 911.

The MetroHealth Department of Neurology physicians and advanced practice providers treat patients with headache and facial pain disorders including migraine and trigeminal neuralgia.

 

Botox Specialists at MetroHealth

OnabotulinumtoxinA, referred to as “botox,” has many uses including management of chronic migraine. MetroHealth is pleased to provide Botox treatment to our patients with chronic migraine.  

Our colleagues in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain & Healing utilize Botox in the management of a variety of additional conditions like spasticity and dystonia. 

Please call 216-778-4414 to schedule an appointment if you are interested in Botox for conditions other than chronic migraine. 

 

Our Doctors/Medical Providers

Margaret O. Afari, PA-C

Margaret O. Afari, PA-C

Neurology

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Agnieszka A. Ardelt, MD, Ph.D

Agnieszka A. Ardelt, MD, Ph.D

Department Chair of Neurology

Neurology

64 ratings / 9 reviews
Evin N. Bender, MD

Evin N. Bender, MD

Neurology

155 ratings / 36 reviews
Daniel T. Benson, MD

Daniel T. Benson, MD

Neurology

124 ratings / 31 reviews
Theodore T. Bowen, MD

Theodore T. Bowen, MD

Neurology

No patient rating available.   Why?
Lakhvir Brar, APRN-CNP

Lakhvir Brar, APRN-CNP

Neurology

No patient rating available.   Why?
Nikita Dedhia, MD

Nikita Dedhia, MD

Neurology

No patient rating available.   Why?
Virginia R. Edwards, APRN-CNP

Virginia R. Edwards, APRN-CNP

Neurology

242 ratings / 46 reviews