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VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Polytrauma Headache Center of Excellence

The VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Polytrauma Headache Center of Excellence (HCoE) provides care to patients with refractory headaches. Our Headache Centers are located at all five Polytrauma Rehabilitation Centers and two additional Polytrauma Site locations.

We provide an array of services to provide you the best care possible. Our comprehensive program includes assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention plan.

Goal

  • Migraines

  • Tension headaches

  • Cervicogenic headaches

  • Medication over use headaches (MOH)

  • Occipital neuralgia

  • Post-traumatic headaches (PTHA)

  • Cluster headaches

Our team

  • Physiatry

  • Neurology

  • Psychology

  • Physical Therapy

  • Recreational Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Optometry

  • Vision therapy

  • Case Management

  • Other consultative services

MEdical / procedural intervention

  • Diagnosis / Education

  • Medications

  • Nutritional Intervention

  • Pain Procedures

    • Botulinum toxin injection

    • Nerve Blocks

    • Trigger point injections (TPI)

    • Acupuncture

  • Neuromodulation Interventions

    • Trigeminal nerve stimulation

    • Vagus nerve stimulation

    • Transcranial magnetic stimulation

  • Complementary and alternative treatments

  • Interdisciplinary rehabilitation


Additional resources

GAMMACORE

POWER OVER MIGRAINE PAIN IN THE PAL OF YOUR HAND

sTMS

SAFE, CLINICALLY PROVEN MIGRAINE TREATMENT WITH NONE OF THE SIDE EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH MEDIATION

Cefaly

FDA approved device for migraine treatment