Headache and Migraine Program
While occasional headaches are common in children, frequent headaches and migraines can be debilitating, interfering with all aspects of life, including quality of sleep, school performance, appetite, and relationships with family and friends. Child Neurology Consultants of Austin’s team of pediatric specialists work closely with families to diagnose the child's type of headache and then to develop a plan to effectively manage them.
Patients referred to the Headache and Migraine Program will need to complete the following paperwork before their visit.
- Headache and Migraine Program Packet (English)
- Formularios del programa de dolor de cabeza y migraña (Spanish)
What Sets Us Apart
Our team of experts offers the most advanced treatments for effectively managing headaches and migraines. These include prescription medicines and infusions as well as injectable medicines and non-prescription therapies.
Expedited Headache Appointments
We are available for your child’s urgent headache and migraine needs. An expedited appointment should be made if your child is experiencing the following:
- Headaches that last longer than 48 hours despite treatment
- Headaches that have had an abrupt change in frequency
- Headaches that have had an abrupt change in quality or severity
The most effective treatment may be infusion therapy for some children and young adults with complex and persistent migraines. Child Neurology Consultants of Austin has two pediatric outpatient infusion centers in its Central Austin and South Austin clinics. Our infusion centers offer a wide range of effective treatments without the need to visit a hospital — a more convenient, cost-effective, and time-effective approach for treating intractable headaches.
Headache and Migraine Injections
Botox injections and occipital nerve blocks have been shown to help relieve chronic migraines and headaches. Headache and migraine injections are available onsite at any one of our three locations.
All of our child neurologists treat headaches and migraines. Children and young adults suffering intractable or hard-to-treat headaches and migraines can be referred to our program to find a long-term solution once and for all. Our headache experts include:
- Dr. Lindsay Elton, Director of the Headache and Migraine Program
- Dr. Riddhiben Patel
- Madison Gonzales, FNP-C
Our program offers an experienced team that can tailor treatment options for each child. Additionally, Dr. Elton is personally connected to the condition — she has suffered from migraines since she was a child.
We take a comprehensive approach to care for our patients and work closely with other community providers to address each patient’s needs. This may include referring patients to neuropsychiatrists, physical therapists, neuro-ophthalmologists, and other specialists when indicated. Additionally, diagnostic tests such as imaging studies, labs, and lumbar punctures may be obtained as part of the patient's evaluation.
Contact Child Neurology Consultants of Austin to learn more about our Headache and Migraine Program for children, adolescents, and young adults by calling (512) 494-4000 or booking an appointment online. We look forward to serving you at one of our three convenient locations in Central Austin, Cedar Park, or South Austin.