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Our Approach to Treating


A headache is a common neurological condition that most people experience at least once in a lifetime. There are hundreds of conditions that may cause headache and there are several different types of headache—the most common being tension-type and migraine. If headaches become a frequent occurrence and interfere with your daily activities or quality of life, NYU Langone’s headache specialists can help.

Our team uses the results of medical and neurological exams and, when necessary, imaging tests to diagnose the specific type of headache causing your symptoms. These specialists then create a treatment plan that best suits your needs, with the goal of reducing the severity and frequency of headache episodes to improve your quality of life.

Treatment for Headache

Experts at NYU Langone work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to reduce future headaches and to manage headache pain and associated symptoms. They may recommend the use of medication, a nerve block procedure, or other techniques, such as physical therapy, stress management, biofeedback, or acupuncture.

Additionally, our headache specialists offer infusion services that may involve using intravenous medication to terminate an ongoing headache or migraine, avoiding the need for an emergency department visit.

Our Research and Education in Headache

Learn more about our research and professional education opportunities.