Migraine: Your Healthcare Team

From neurologists to physical therapists, get to know the healthcare professionals you’ll come to rely on for migraine treatment.

Health Monitor Staff
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A neurologist specializes in disorders of the brain and nervous system. Look for one who is board-certified in pain or headache medicine.

A board-certified internist or family physician with a background in pain management and/or headache medicine can diagnose and treat migraine.

A physical therapist can teach exercises to reduce neck tension, which is common among migraine patients. They may also teach or recommend other physical activities, such as yoga, that have been proven to ease symptoms.

A nurse practitioner (NP) or physician assistant (PA) can diagnose and treat migraine.

A psychologist or neuropsychologist can help you learn to better manage stress, which often triggers migraine, and can teach you biofeedback. A psychologist can also help you cope with depression and/or anxiety.

A sleep disorder specialist can diagnose conditions that may be contributing to your migraines.

January 2014