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When you have frequent or severe head pain, it can be hard to get through the day. At Atrium Health Neurosciences Institute, our team of headache experts can help you relieve pain now and prevent future headaches from happening.

From diagnosis through treatment, we provide comprehensive, personalized care for all types of headaches. Whether you have migraines, tension headaches, cluster headaches or a rare headache disorder, you can turn to our experienced specialists for the care you need to enjoy a better quality of life.

Why choose Atrium Health?

  • Trusted expertise: We’re one of only a few multidisciplinary headache programs in the region. With a team of neurologists, psychologists and physical therapists who have training and experience in treating headaches, you can trust that you’re in excellent hands with our specialists.
  • Team approach: To ensure you get complete care for your unique needs, we work with your primary care doctor and other experts across Atrium Health – from neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists to interventional radiologists and pain anesthesiologists.
  • Innovative treatments: We conduct cutting-edge headache and migraine research to bring you the most promising treatments as soon as they’re available, using the latest headache remedies to give you the best results.
  • Whole-person care: Our headache treatment goes beyond finding the right medication. We look at how factors like stress, sleep and diet may affect your pain and help you find other solutions that reduce or relieve your symptoms.

Patient care – what we treat

We treat all types of headaches, facial pain and headache-related dizziness, including complex cases that haven’t responded to treatment before.

Our first step is to pinpoint what’s causing your symptoms. We complete a full evaluation to provide an accurate diagnosis.

Some conditions we treat include:

  • Migraine headaches
  • Tension headaches
  • Cluster headaches
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Headaches during pregnancy
  • Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS)
  • Post-concussion headache syndrome
  • Low and high cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure headaches
  • Head, facial, neck and TMJ pain
  • Other rare headache disorders and related conditions


Our goal is to help you get back to doing the things you love. We offer treatments that can quickly stop pain now and options that prevent future headaches. Our experts work with you to create an effective personalized care plan that may include a combination of therapies.

Some of the treatments we offer include:

  • Nerve blocks, including SPG injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Botox injections
  • Infusion therapy (medication through an IV)
  • Prescription medicines
  • Physical therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Epidural blood patch for CSF leaks
  • Radiofrequency ablations
  • Surgery and radiation therapy for trigeminal neuralgia

At Atrium Health, we're here to help you live your best life, and headaches should not prevent you from doing the activities you love. In this video, Dr. Tariq explains when it's time to see a headache specialist.


Our neurological expertise is powered by leading-edge research. We apply the latest findings in real time to provide the best possible care. And we continually participate in innovative studies to better understand what causes headaches and migraines and look for potential cures.


Find a clinical trial

Through our in-house neurosciences research, we give patients access to potentially breakthrough therapies.

Use our search tool to find current clinical trials. To learn more about our available studies, talk to your doctor.

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Make a referral

When you refer a patient to us, we keep you involved and up to date throughout their care. To make a referral, call our dedicated physician referral line at 704-468-0101 or send a fax to 704-468-0022.

Frequently asked questions

Our Providers

Our highly experienced team of providers includes neurologists with special training in headache and facial pain. Find a headache specialist near you.