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St. John Providence Health Chronic Headache and Migraine Institute

For those that suffer with chronic headaches or migraines, the pain is often relentless, and greatly lessens quality of life. The Chronic Headache and Migraine Institute are committed to providing a comprehensive program designed to make positive changes for people who experience headaches. This has been our commitment to our patients in the past and remains our focus of care for the future.


Migraine headaches affect 28 million Americans, or 12 percent of the population age 12 and older. Women are five times more likely to be affected than men, and the pain is usually worst between the ages of 20 and 45. There are many that have already been diagnosed, but according to the National Headache Foundation, more than half of the people whose headache fits the definition of migraine are either undiagnosed or misdiagnosed as sinus or tension headache.

Our commitment to you

The St. John Providence Health System Chronic Headache and Migraine Institute is committed to providing comprehensive, coordinated care that focuses on the individual. We believe in a multi-disciplinary approach including traditional medicine and complementary techniques to make a positive difference in the quality of life of those with head pain.

We are dedicated to serving those with chronic headache and migraine by enhancing their physical, emotional, and spiritual health and well-being.

What you can expect

All patients of the St. John Providence Health System Chronic Headache and Migraine Institute receive a comprehensive evaluation by our neurologist on their initial visit to provide an accurate diagnosis as well as an individualized treatment plan. Additional medical testing may include:

  • Lab
  • CT scan or MRI
  • EKG
  • Sleep evaluation

As part of our comprehensive program, you may be referred to other Institute professionals including a pain psychologist, nurse, dietitian, and physical therapist. All care will be coordinated with your primary care physician.

What your treatment plan may include:

After completing your medical testing, patients have access to a wide array of techniques designed to help them prevent headaches, and to lessen the pain when they occur. Those techniques can include:

  • Biofeedback training to control heart rate, blood pressure, and muscle tension
  • Diet instruction
  • Detoxification from analgesic medications
  • Drug therapy based on diagnosis and previous response to therapy
  • Physical therapy and postural training
  • Psychological evaluation and therapy
  • Stress management
  • Support groups
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Cranial Sacral therapy
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy
  • Trigger point injections
  • Botulinium toxin injections
  • GON blockade
  • Occipital nerve stimulation
  • Intravenous medication therapy

Our multidisciplinary team

At the Chronic Head and Migraine Institute, our team has a lead neurologist to manage your care, but an entire team of professionals also provide valuable services to give you comprehensive care. That may include a:

  • Pain psychologist
  • Physical therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Addiction medicine specialist
  • Interventional anesthesiologist
  • Psychiatrist

Learn more about us

Click on the links to the left for more information.

To make an appointment, please call 248-967-7988. Our office is located at 27483 Dequindre Rd., (just north of 11 Mile Road), Suite 306. Madison Heights, MI 48071.




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