Headache Medicine Program

Chronic migraine headaches can be debilitating, causing you to miss work and time with loved ones. Many people who suffer from migraines cannot participate in activities they love and their quality of life suffers.

UCR Health has the only Headache Medicine program in Riverside County. We bring together a multi-disciplinary team of physicians including Neurology, Neurosurgery, Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine, Clinical Neuropsychology, and Psychiatry all devoted to headache evaluation, treatment, education and research.

With medical offices right here in Riverside, our specialists are able to treat people living in our local communities such as Riverside, Corona, Moreno Valley and Palm Springs. Our physicians are dedicated to improving your quality of life and returning you to the activities you love most.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at 844.827.8000.
Our neurologists treat the following conditions:

  • Chronic migraine
  • Cluster headache
  • Concussion headache
  • Facial pain related to trigeminal neuralgia
  • Hemicrania Continua
  • Medication Overuse Headache
  • Migraine headache
  • Neuralgia
  • Paroxysmal Hemicrania
  • Post-traumatic headache
  • Secondary headaches related to brain or spine tumors, degenerative spine/disc disease, ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke, or cerebral venous thrombosis
  • Secondary headaches related to infectious disease whether intracranial infections (meningitis, encephalitis and intracranial abscess) or extra cranial infections such as sinusitis
  • Secondary headaches related to concussion/ post concussive disorder
  • Secondary headaches related to pituitary tumors or apoplexy
  • Secondary headaches related to inflammation of extracranial or intracranial structures such as CNS vasculitis and Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) or Temporal Arteritis (TA)
  • Secondary headaches related to idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH)
  • Tension headache
  • Trigemincal Autonomic Cephalagias (TACs) including cluster headaches, paroxysmal hemicranis, hemicranias continua, short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing – SUNCT, short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with cranial autonomic symptoms - SUNA
Common treatments and services we offer include:

  • Evaluation, diagnosis and medical treatment
  • Evaluation to select candidates for outpatient surgical management of migraine headache (after successful Botox® injections alleviate chronic migraine pain)
  • Evaluation, medical treatment for trigeminal neuralgia
  • Biofeedback in headache patients
  • Botox® injections for migraine headache
  • Medical management
  • Medication management
  • Neurosurgical treatment for trigeminal neuralgia
  • Occipital nerve block for occipital neuralgia
  • Outpatient surgical management of migraine headache
  • Patient education
  • Psychiatric consultation for depression and anxiety
  • Pre-surgical evaluation
  • Preventive therapies including medication and/or procedural
  • Referral for brain imaging or cervical spine imaging when appropriate
  • Trigger point identification for migraine

UCR Health offers you and your family a wide range of routine, preventive, and specialty medical care. To learn more, browse our list of medical services alphabetically: