Headache & Migraine Care

Headaches should not be limiting to function or impact quality of life.  However, many people live without having their headaches clearly diagnosed or properly managed.  

A few facts:

  • Migraine is underdiagnosed and undertreated in primary care - resulting in unnecessary disability

  • Migraine is commonly misdiagnosed as sinus and tension headache 

  • Many people do not know they have migraine 

  • Women are affected 3 times more than men, and 1 in 4 women in their 40s experience migraine attacks

 

How can we help?

Christie Tait, Director and Founder of Structure Clinic, is a Nurse Practitioner who specializes in headache and migraine diagnosis and management.

  • Book a complimentary virtual headache triage session to determine how we can best help you

  • A full consultation visit includes:

    • Collection of your medical history and treatments to date

    • (Virtual) physical assessment

    • Diagnosis

    • Treatment recommendation addressing sleep, stress, exercise, supplements, nutrition

    • Prescriptive medications (when indicated) to optimize acute and preventative management.  

Botox for Migraines & Jaw Pain

Botox has been an approved treatment for Chronic Migraine since 2011.  Interestingly, the effects on migraine were first noted in the 1980s among women having cosmetic Botox treatments.  

We now understand that in chronic migraine sensory nerves become hypersensitive and inflamed.  This leads to increasing frequency of migraine attacks that are more easily triggered. Botox works by preventing the release of pain transmitters from the sensory nerves and can start to decrease the severity and frequency of migraine attacks.  These injections are performed every 3 months and at least 3 treatments are needed to determine effectiveness. 

Many private insurance companies will cover the cost of Botox for chronic migraine.  Book a complimentary virtual headache triage visit to determine if this is a treatment option for you. 

 

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