Migraine and Headaches

Louisville’s Destination for Headache and Migraine Relief

Headache is the most prevalent neurological disorder worldwide and is the No. 2 cause of years lived with disability. The team at Norton Neuroscience Institute treats more patients for headache and migraine than any other in the area.

Norton Neuroscience Institute’s headache specialists not only are dedicated to treating patients experiencing headaches and migraine, but are at the forefront in adopting emerging treatments and leading research on new medications. Our three board-certified headache medicine physicians and our nurse practitioners are dedicated to bringing the newest migraine treatments to you, including calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) medications and neuromodulation devices.

Highest Level of Expertise

Norton Neuroscience Institute strives to provide highly personalized and specialized care for patients. Of the 12 physicians certified in headache medicine in Kentucky, three of those are with Norton Neuroscience Institute. Headache patients from Louisville, Southern Indiana and beyond seek the expertise of Jeffrey H. Frank, M.D., FAHS; Brian M. Plato, D.O., FAHS; and Mandy J. Whitt, M.D.; as well as their staff of nurse practitioners who are certified by the National Headache Foundation.

Treatment is offered for those experiencing:

  • Migraine
  • Chronic daily headache
  • Cluster headache
  • Medication overuse headache
  • Cervicogenic headache
  • Menstrually related migraine
  • Tension-type headache
  • Post-concussive/post-traumatic headache

Our physicians participated in several trials that ultimately led to Food and Drug Administration approval of products, as well as products that still are being investigated. Our expansion into clinical research confirms our commitment to the community to be involved in the development of new treatment options for patients who experience headache disorders. Additionally, being involved in research allows us to be familiar with new treatment options before they are widely available for use in the general population.

Treatment Beyond Headaches and Migraine

Our skilled providers also treat:

  • Occipital neuralgia
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Pseudotumor cerebri
Headache and Migraine Medicine

Headache School On Demand

Headache School, presented by the Norton Neuroscience Institute Headache Center, is an on-demand virtual series of five video presentations by NNI Headache Center specialists designed to inform new and existing patients about their headaches, why they should see a specialist and what treatments are available.

Care That’s Focused on You

It’s part of Norton Neuroscience Institute’s goal to care for the whole person, not just the condition.

  • Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Centers offer ways to improve your access to care, provide valuable information on managing your disease and address your quality of life issues. The Norton Healthcare Foundation funds this important service, so patients don’t need to pay.
  • Dedicated patient navigators can help schedule follow-up appointments, coordinate prescription assistance, create customized diet plans and provide guidance on disability benefits, housing, financial and employment concerns and more.
  • Patients can access support groups, exercise classes and other educational events to connect with others and learn how to make the most of life while managing a neurological condition. 
  • Access an on-demand video library of educational content across a variety of condition-related topics is available.
  • We want to help prevent illness. Get help quitting smoking and learn the signs of stroke.
  • Communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions and more anytime from a computer or mobile device with a free Norton MyChart account.

A Louisville Leader in Neurological Care

More patients from Louisville and Southern Indiana seek their neurology and neurosurgery care from Norton Neuroscience Institute’s nationally recognized specialists than any other providers in the area.

Your Norton Neuroscience Institute medical provider has the expertise, experience, diagnostic tools and sophisticated treatments to provide care tailored to your needs.

  • More than 75 medical, surgical and research specialists are dedicated to providing innovative care to those with brain, spine and nervous system conditions.
  • Advanced, minimally invasive neurosurgery equipment can speed your recovery and minimize pain.
  • Multidisciplinary clinics provide easy access to care in one convenient appointment for your neurological condition, with specialists in oncology, cardiology, orthopedics and behavioral health.
  • Norton Healthcare’s four adult-service hospitals in Louisville are certified by DNV, recognizing excellence and expertise in stroke care.
    • Norton Brownsboro Hospital is recognized as a Comprehensive Stroke Center.
    • Norton Audubon Hospital and Norton Hospital are Primary Stroke Centers.
    • Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital is an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital.
  • Norton Neuroscience Institute is at the forefront of neuroscientific research. As investigators on numerous trials, our physicians contribute to groundbreaking studies and publications in peer-reviewed journals. Also, patients may be eligible to take part in these experimental treatments.
    Learn more about current neuroscience clinical trials and studies.
  • The American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines stroke care program has recognized all four of Norton Healthcare’s adult service-hospitals in Louisville for exceeding national averages in getting patients in the door and administering lifesaving treatment to restore blood flow to the brain.
  • Norton Neuroscience Institute’s multiple sclerosis (MS) program has been designated a Center for Comprehensive MS Care by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
  • The National Association of Epilepsy Centers has recognized Norton Neuroscience Institute as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center, providing the highest level of medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.
  • Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center navigators help educate patients and their families about new diagnoses, available treatments and ways to manage their disease.
  • We are listed by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of 100 great neurosurgery and spine programs.

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