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Headache Program

Indiana University School of Medicine faculty physicians in the Department of Neurology offer comprehensive care for all manner of headache disorders. Comprehensive clinical headache care is available to both adult and pediatric patients, particularly those with refractory headaches or complex medical conditions. This includes cutting-edge medical management, utilizing traditional headache treatments as well as next generation therapies that have offered relief to millions of migraine patients. Additionally, procedural methods for reliving complex headache disorders are available, including cranial nerve blocks, trigger point injections, and botulinum toxin injections. In the pediatric clinic, biofeedback, the most effective non-medical technique for reducing headache frequency and intensity is offered. The team of physicians and advanced practice providers ensures each patient's headaches are managed in a personalized and comprehensive approach to optimize functioning and minimize pain.

Faculty physicians train adult and pediatric neurology residents in medical, procedural, and comprehensive headache care. This ensures these young doctors can enter practice with the knowledge, skills, and compassion needed to offer the most effective management for their patients. Medical students of all levels are exposed to the varied and rewarding field of headache care, with a goal of fostering a love of the discipline and guiding those with an interest to continue their studies in the field. Our physicians and residents have published several manuscripts related to headache medicine in recent years.

The IU School of Medicine headache program participates in multiple clinical trials for adults and children, allowing the opportunity to participate in the discovery of new treatments. Investigator research has showed remarkable growth and grant funding success, and the framework is in place to further grow their research presence.


Christopher T. Jackman, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology

Ryan T. Overman, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology