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Headache Program

In a given year, most Americans have at least 1 headache. The most renowned headache – the migraine – is experienced by about 6 percent of men and about 18 percent of women. 

Headaches come in various intensities, lengths and locations. Our providers diagnose and treat all types of headaches – from migraines to cluster headaches. Learn more about the different types of headaches and their symptoms.

If you would like to make an appointment with one of our headache specialists, you may request an appointment online or call 336-716-WAKE (9253).



After an assessment that may include physical and neurological examinations, our providers will work with you to find the best care plan to manage your headaches. Some of the treatment options offered include:

  • IV Infusion in the clinic
  • Occipital Nerve Blocks
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Botox Injections
  • SPG Injections
  • Prescription Medicines 
  • Group Therapy

When is a headache an emergency?

Sometimes a headache can indicate a more severe or even life-threatening problem. If you should experience any of the following symptoms, please call 911 or seek treatment at an Emergency Department. 

  • Your headache comes on suddenly and is explosive or violent.
  • Your Headache is accompanied with fever, stiff neck, severe neck pain, persistent vomiting or unrelenting diarrhea, loss of vision, weakness, loss of consciousness, confusion, seizure or trouble speaking.
  • You experience a headache after a head injury, especially if the headache gets worse.
  • You cannot tolerate your headache even after taking your rescue medications. 

Meet Our Headache Team


Strauss Lauren Doyle               Wells Rebecca Erwin
Lauren Strauss, DORebecca Wells, MD
Kumar SandhyaWise Starla Marie-Stiles
Sandhya Kumar, MDStarla Wise, MD
Otallah Scott Ireland 
Scott Otallah, MD 


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