University Headache Center
Headache has plagued mankind for at least five thousand years. The earliest medical records show accurate descriptions of headache dating back to 3000 B.C. Today in America, at least 42 million people suffer from regular headache and have spent billions of dollars seeking relief.
Fortunately now chronic headaches can be successfully treated and controlled. However, many still needlessly suffer in private, believing that no help is available.
Depending on the diagnosis, treatment may consist of medication, dietary and social pattern adjustments, biofeedback, osteopathic manual manipulation, stress reduction, and, in some cases, psychological counseling.
For 20 years, the University Headache Center has helped chronic headache sufferers find relief from their pain and regain control of their lives. This multidisciplinary center finds solutions for patients who have not found relief even after seeking treatment from specialists such as neurologists, anesthesiologists, otolarynogolgists, ophthalmologists and pain specialists.
The University Headache Center has long been part of cutting edge clinical research that has resulted in breakthrough treatments. These breakthroughs help physicians throughout the country to treat patients suffering from a variety of headache and head pain disorders. Since its inception, the University Headache Center has participated in numerous clinical trials and research protocols that determined the effectiveness of new medications and non-medicinal approaches to headache pain.
Currently, the center is engaged in nearly half a dozen new clinical drug trials. A comprehensive care approach is provided including individualized treatment plans based on patient needs; alternative approach to medications; complete access to physicians; and participation in clinical trials.
The University Headache Center takes pride in giving personalized care to its patients. A comprehensive treatment program may include measures such as the identification and modification of headache triggers, alteration of unhealthy lifestyle habits, learning biofeedback and manipulating muscle spasms in the back. Other treatment measures may be symptomatic medications that are taken to relieve a headache once it has started, and possibly daily preventative medication to reduce headache frequency, severity, and/or duration.
We believe in treating patients who have not found relief after seeking treatment from specialists such as neurologists, anesthesiologists, otolarynogolgists, ophthalmologists and pain specialists. The challenges put before the doctors, are patients who are often disabled and unable to continue meaningful employment because of their headaches when they first contact the office.
The doctors personally take a complete history and educate patients. The goal is to help patients understand the cause of their headaches and develop an individualized treatment plan based on patient lifestyle and preference.
Continuous care is a priority with frequent follow-up and access to the doctors for after-hour problems. The Center maintains a well-versed staff in headache management with vast experience in research and the treatment of headaches.
Please check with your medical insurance plan to determine if the named doctor's services will be covered at the location you wish to visit. The following list may not reflect recent changes, and not all doctors in our department necessarily participate with all plans listed.
- Bravo Health
- Horizon BC/BS
- Horizon NJ Health
- Operating Engineers Local 825
- Oxford Health Plans
- Railroad Medicare
- Uniformed Services Family Health Plan
- United Healthcare
- United Community Plan (formerly known as AmeriChoice)
University Pain Care Center
University Doctor's Pavilion
42 E. Laurel Road, Suite 1700
Stratford, NJ 08084
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|Monday||8:30 am - 5:00 pm|
|Tuesday||8:30 am - 5:00 pm|
|Wednesday||8:30 am - 5:00 pm|
|Thursday||8:30 am - 12:00 pm|
|Friday||no patient hours|
Monday - Friday 8 am - 4 pm