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Headache Care

If your work, sleep patterns or behavior are affected by headaches, trust the expert medical care team at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare to provide the treatment you need to ease your symptoms.

Headache Center

Headache Conditions We Treat

At Wheaton, you'll find testing, diagnosis, care and treatment for a variety of headache conditions, such as:

Schedule an Appointment

Call 414-325-ACHE (2243) today to make an appointment at our Headache Center.

Causes of Headaches

Your headache care team can help you work toward improving the following conditions, which may be contributing to your headaches:

  • Myofascial, neck and shoulder pain
  • Improper diet
  • TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorders)
  • Poor posture and body mechanics
  • Muscular tension and repetitive strain
  • Improper spinal mechanics
  • Sleep conditions

Headache Diagnosis

To help determine a diagnosis, your doctor will thoroughly evaluate you and your symptoms. Diagnostic tests could include a physical, blood tests, or imaging tests such as an X-ray, MRI or CT/CAT scan.

These evaluations will help your doctor determine the cause of your symptoms so he or she can provide you with an effective treatment plan.

Headache Treatments & Management

You'll work closely with your doctor and other headache specialists to develop a comprehensive treatment plan designed to improve your daily function and quality of life. Your care and treatment recommendations will depend on your particular headache diagnosis but may include:

  • Nutrition and hydration guidelines
  • Exercise plan
  • Medication
  • Stress management and relaxation techniques
  • Sleep schedule
  • Smoking cessation
  • Avoiding known triggers
  • Resting in a quiet environment when a headache occurs
  • Botox treatment

Compassionate, Patient-Focused Headache Care

Trust our caring, knowledgeable neurologists, specially trained dietitians, nurse practitioners, psychologists and physical therapists to give you the focused attention you need to feel confident about your headache treatment and care plan.

We'll work with you to make sure you understand your diagnosis, are comfortable with your treatment and have the support you need to thrive. We also provide spiritual support to ensure the wellness of your and your family's whole person—mind, body and soul.

Meet Dr. Ashley Holdridge

Dr. Ashley Holdridge, Headache Specialist

"I have seen how crippling and life-altering headaches can be not only for the patient, but also the whole family. By taking a multifaceted treatment approach, we provide patients with a variety of tools and coping skills, giving them a sense of control over their ailment that is often lost."

Learn more about the Headache Center's new medical director, board-certified neurologist Ashley Holdridge, DO.

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