The Headache Clinic at the University of British Columbia takes a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and management of your head and face pain.
Although most headaches are migraines, not all headaches are migraines. In fact there are 22 different primary headache disorders and hundreds of secondary headache disorders defined by the International Headache Society. In order to obtain proper management of your headache an accurate diagnosis must first be made. This involves consultation with a neurologist and you may require investigations (CT, MRI, lumbar puncture). Once you are given a diagnosis you will be given a personalized treatment plan. This will be a multipronged approach that will address triggers, stresses, lifestyle issues and may involve the use of supplements, oral medications or Botox injections.