Women's Comprehensive Headache Center
The Women's Comprehensive Headache Center, the first of its kind in the
nation, is dedicated exclusively to the diagnosis and treatment of women
with headache. Working in conjunction with our neurologists is a select
group of specialists with knowledge of headache, from such disciplines
as obstetrics and gynecology, endocrinology, internal medicine, cardiology
and psychiatry. It is a part of The Headache Institute at the Roosevelt
Division of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.
Hormonal headaches in particular, those complicated by menstruation,
pregnancy, oral contraceptive use, peri- and post-menopause and hormone
replacement therapy are the kinds of disorders most frequently
seen and treated here. Understanding the causes and factors related to
such headaches, our headache specialists are trained to diagnose and treat
these unique disorders that are all too often misdiagnosed or completely
unrecognized. Specialists at the Women's Comprehensive Headache Center
work closely with our patients' obstetricians, gynecologists and primary
care physicians to ensure that the most appropriate treatment is provided.
In addition, educational programs, seminars and support groups are offered
to sufferers and the general public alike, encouraging women who have
gone untreated to seek medical advice and help. With the knowledge at
hand today, coupled with the answers that await us in the very near future,
the Women's Comprehensive Headache Center stands committed to all women
with headache to treat their pain and improve their quality of life.