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Headache Program

The Headache Program at Vanderbilt treats patients who are suffering from chronic headaches, including migraines. If you have headaches that are interfering with your quality of life and that haven’t responded well to other treatments, we’re here to help. We’ll figure out why you’re having frequent headaches, then find the best way to relieve the pain.  We help you live life with less pain and more joy.

Conditions We Treat

Care Team


Headaches: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Experienced doctors: Our team of neurologists and nurse practitioners has extensive experience in identifying the causes of chronic headaches and providing innovative treatment options.
  • A team approach: In addition to your primary care doctor, we also work with other specialists whose expertise might help treat your headaches. For example, if you’re experiencing vision problems related to your headaches, we might consult with an ophthalmologist. If your headaches are causing facial pain, we might bring in a doctor who specializes in issues involving the ears, nose and throat (ENT).
  • Personalized care: Because there are many different causes and symptoms of chronic headaches, no two patients are alike. We’ll work with you on a personalized treatment plan to addresses your problems, including triggers and symptoms. Our holistic approach might include lifestyle modifications, supplements, medication and/or changes in your diet.

Tests, Treatments and Services

  • Botulinum toxin (Botox) injections
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 
  • Neurostimulation devices
  • Occipital nerve block
  • Support for lifestyle changes

Locations

Vanderbilt Neurology
1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 3930
Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 936-0060
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Vanderbilt Neurology Franklin
2105 Edward Curd Lane, Suite B100
Franklin, TN 37067
(615) 791-1987
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Vanderbilt Neurology Lebanon
1420 W. Baddour Parkway, Suite 200
Lebanon, TN 37087
(615) 443-9970
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Vanderbilt Neurology One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 24100
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 936-0060
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Patient Resources

Before your first visit with us, keep a headache log so that we can detect patterns of frequency, triggers and pain levels. Please bring that information to your appointment, along with digital copies of any imaging you’ve undergone for headaches, such as MRIs, MRAs and/or CT scans.