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headache center

Our experienced, expert, and compassionate team is dedicated to providing you the specialized treatment you need.  

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At Kane Hall Barry’s comprehensive Headache Center we strive to both reduce the frequency and intensity of your migraines. There are multiple treatment options available that include medication, injections, and infusions.  Your doctor will work with you to find the right treatment option while our staff works on authorizations and coverage options for your insurance.

Headache FAQ's

A headache is a pain in your head or face that is often described as throbbing or constant.

There are many types of headaches including cluster headaches, migraines, new daily persistent headaches, and tension headaches.

Migraine headaches are intense and may have more symptoms than head pain alone, including nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, an aura or other changes in vision.  Migraine sufferers often experience warning signs before the onset of head pain, including food cravings, mood changes, fatigue, neck stiffness, frequent yawning, constipation, and/or increased thirst and urination.

Migraine headache is characterized by throbbing head pain of moderate to severe intensity. The pain is usually on one side of the head, but may involve both.

From a few hours to a few days.

Chronic migraine may be characterized as more than fifteen headache days per month over a three-month period where nine or more are migrainous (a long-lasting migraine that does not go away by itself).

Episodic migraine is characterized as fourteen or fewer headache days in a month.

Yes – The World Health Organization named migraine as one of the 10 most disabling illnesses.

Migraines can be frequent, intense, and disruptive to your daily life.

Your provider will develop a treatment plan that is best for you.  Kane Hall Barry evaluates each patient’s needs to determine the best treatment option.  We do prescribe Botox as a treatment, but there are many factors to consider to determine if it’s best for you.

Be aware of your migraine warning signs and take your pain medications as soon as possible. You can keep a headache journal to determine your migraine triggers. Always follow dosing instructions on the package or from your healthcare provider.

Relaxing in a quiet, dark room may reduce your pain. You can attempt to sleep, if possible. Ice packs for numbing the pain or hot packs for relaxing muscles can provide relief. A little caffeine may help. Keep a headache journal to try to identify your triggers.

As soon as you are able, ask your Primary Care Physician (PCP) for a referral to a neurologist (a doctor specifically trained to treat migraine headache). If you don’t have a Primary Care Physician, you can call a neurologist yourself (our number is (817) 267-6290). If you are one of our patients, call our office to see what options are available. We may be able to do a same-day injection or infusion to break your headache.

the Headache team

Hassan Arif, MD

Hassan Arif, MD

Board Certified in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology

Srirekha Maddukuri, MD

Srirekha Maddukuri, MD

Board certified in Neurology and Sleep Medicine

Nirav Shah, MD

Nirav C Shah, M.D, MPH

Board certified in Clinical Neurophysiology

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