Headache & Nausea

Headaches are painful on their own. When paired with nausea and dizziness, they’re debilitating. We help you find the relief you’ve been desperate for — and craft preventative plans for the future.

Stop letting headaches and nausea disrupt your routine.

You can’t plan for a headache. When they arrive, it’s usually on short notice. A headache and nausea – or worse, a headache and vomiting – will cause you to cancel plans on the spot.

Whether you’re backing out of happy hour, skipping leg day at the gym or missing a meal with a friend who’s just passing through Chicago, the frustration is unbearable.

Don’t let it keep happening.

At the Chicago Headache Center, we’ve spent the past decade focusing solely on headache relief and headache prevention. We’ve treated more patients than we can count, and we’re confident we can get you back on your feet, too.

We’d love to help you, just like we helped all of these patients:

Anna Militello
Anna Militello
Excellent bedside manner. Very efficient, spends time listening to patient. Very caring and has same goal as patient, to assist to treat Migraines most effectively & quickly. So happy I was referred to Dr. Brad Torphy
Dr. Torphy and all the staff are very friendly, caring and attentive. Dr. Torphy is very knowledgeable and concerned for my issues. It is always a pleasant experience when I have an appointment.
Katrina H.
Katrina H.
Life changing. I started suffering from 24 hour Chronic tension headaches behind my eyes and forehead. They never went away and started in Jan. This staff changed my life. I am no longer having “when am I dying because i cant function like this?” Thoughts to getting my life back. Not thinking about them. Living!! The receptionist is the sweetest person. The doctor is Amazing!!! My PA is Amazing!!! I love them all
Cathy Chitwood
Cathy Chitwood
Dr Torphy offers hope!
Gabrielle Noe
Gabrielle Noe
Staff is just wonderful and Dr. Torphy is amazing!
Susie Elaine Bullock
Susie Elaine Bullock
Dr Trophy is an amazing headache specialist! He’s always attending conferences and is up to date on the latest treatments! His bedside manner is unsurpassed. Dr Trophy listens well , is kind , compassionate and empathetic. He truly has his patients” best interests in mind! Dr Trophy is the best of the best! I rate him ten stars! He gave me a treatment plan that should help my chronic daily headaches! Thanks Dr Trophy ! I look forward to seeing improvements at my follow-ups! Thanks! Susie. Edited review .. follow up with Dr Torphy and I had a second appt. He was just as amazing and gave me a new course of action and I so appreciate Dr. Trophy’s expertise ! He’s such a great Dr.
Debbie Tralmer
Debbie Tralmer
During my appointment with Dr Torphy, I felt heard. He took the time to understand my experiences and concerns and we have a plan that was explained thoroughly. It was a very good experience.
Alice Schane
Alice Schane
Dr. Torphy and his staff are truly amazing.
My first time at this office. The host was very kind. The doctor communicated very well, stating things multiple times and asking if I had any questions multiple times. I found the visit to be very calming and open. I felt able to talk about myself and my concerns and left feeling good and clear about the plan for my health going forward.
edy david
edy david
Of the dozens of doctors I have visited, Dr. Torphy is among the best. His bedside manner is impeccable. Dr. Torphy's patience, caring and understanding underline his professionalism. As part of my recent initial treatment, he made a follow-up call -- a rarity among today's medical providers -- the following day to ensure my recovery. His high standards extend to staff, including Anne. After she brought me to the examination room during the previously mentioned appointment, Anne dimned the light to ease my dizziness. Dr. Torphy and staff are why I am getting better.

Powerful treatment solutions that beat over-the-counter meds.

It’s true that some over-the-counter medications can provide temporary relief. Do you really want to spend your life worrying whether you have enough Excedrin left to make it through your work day, though?

If you’re taking over-the-counter medications for headache, nausea and dizziness more than a couple times a month, there’s a good chance you’re suffering from a chronic condition that needs more than just a quick fix like ibuprofen.

Medication is just one solution, and it’s not always the best one. Everyone’s case is different. At the Chicago Headache Center and Research Institute, we offer a wide variety of treatment options beyond medication, including acupuncture, botox injections, biofeedback, physical therapy, vitamins, supplements and more.

We know how to develop the right headache treatment plan for your specific case.

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Pinpoint the cause of your headache and nausea.

Of course, treating the immediate issue is only the beginning. Getting relief in the here and now is important, but what most of our patients truly want to know is how to prevent headache and nausea in the future.

We’ve dealt with literally thousands of cases over the years. The Chicago Headache Center and Research Institute has the expertise needed to determine the source of your pain.

Once we know why this is happening to you, we can shift the focus onto how you can prevent future bouts of headache and vomiting, dizziness, etc.

From nutrition counseling to changes in diets or physical therapy regimens, we can help put your headaches and nausea behind you, so you can get back to living your life.

A passionate expert dedicated to headache relief and prevention.

Dr. Brad Trophy knows how difficult headaches and nausea can be not only on you, but on your entire family and social circle. It’s why he’s dedicated his whole career to helping patients treat their headaches and all the accompanying systems. That dedication made him physician of the year at MacNeal Hospital and led to him co-authoring a book on headache treatment.

For some, this is a profession. For us, it’s a passion.

We can’t wait to help you get back to your life.

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Frequently Asked Questions about headache and

Absolutely. While many people think of headaches as solely an ailment of your head, they can have whole-body impacts. It’s part of what makes them so debilitating. Headaches and nausea, headaches and vomiting – if you’re experiencing these together, they’re almost certainly linked.
While not every headache will cause dizziness, it’s a common symptom. We’ve helped many patients whose combination of headaches and dizziness have been too much for them to even get out of bed at times.
It’s quite possible. In fact, nausea is one of the most common symptoms of migraine. If you’re experiencing these symptoms together, it’s time to schedule an evaluation to get to the root of the issue.

A headache can take you off your feet on its own. Paired with nausea, vomiting and/or dizziness, it’s game over. If you’re relying on over-the-counter meds to get you through the work week, you can be doing more.

Stop nixing your plans when you should be nixing your headache and nausea.

Take your first step: schedule an appointment with Chicago Headache Center and Research
Institute today!

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