Diagnosis and Comprehensive Treatment for Headache 

Headache treatment at BIDMC of Boston

BIDMC Headache Center provides world-class diagnosis and treatment, research and clinical trials, and educational resources for various primary headache disorders including:

  • Chronic migraine
  • Cluster headache
  • Episodic Migraine
  • Migraine with or without aura
  • Post-traumatic headache
  • Tension-type headache
  • Trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia

We offer a multidisciplinary approach to diagnose and treat your headache condition.

Your headache specialist will discuss your symptoms with you and determine whether you are experiencing migraines or other types of headaches. Our team will work with you to develop a treatment plan to treat your condition and improve your quality of life.

Treatment options include:

  • Expert management of drug therapies for headache
  • Brief intravenous infusions of drugs at the outpatient center
  • Botulinum toxin injection therapies, trigger point injections and other types of nerve blocks, and recently FDA approved newer injectable medications for migraines
  • Neurostimulation therapy, including implanted nerve stimulators and transcranial stimulation
  • Psychological therapies including cognitive behavioral therapy and biofeedback
  • Rehabilitative approaches
  • Complementary and alternative medicine therapies, including acupuncture, meditation, and massage
  • Interventional pain treatments by our pain specialists