Headache treatment from Chicago’s top headache specialists

For the past decade, Dr. Brad Torphy and the Chicago Headache Center have helped thousands of patients manage their headache issues and get back to living their lives.

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Find out which headache remedies are best for you

In order to treat a headache and craft a prevention plan, you need to know what type of headache you’re dealing with.

The professionals at the Chicago Headache Center and Research Institute are experts in diagnosing and treating migraine headaches, tension headaches, cluster headaches and more. We believe in a well-rounded, multidisciplinary approach to headache care. 

The first step is a thorough evaluation to make sure we take the right steps for your specific circumstances. From there, we’ll develop a plan to treat your headaches, reduce their severity, and in some instances even prevent future attacks.

We’ve been doing this a long time, and our results speak for themselves:

We’ve done it for these people and for many, many more:

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.

Medical treatment options for any type of headaches

When you’re searching for headache remedies, you want an option that’s going to alleviate that unrelenting pain as quickly as possible. We provide a wide variety of headache treatments to patients, including medication, natural supplements, and BOTOX injections.

The type of medical treatment depends on the type of headache and the exact symptoms you’re feeling.

At the Chicago Headache Center and Research Institute, we know that no two headaches are alike. We won’t take a blanket approach; we’ll listen to you, and create the best plan for your needs.

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Take your headache treatment into your own hands

The first answer for everything doesn’t always need to be a pill or a shot. In some cases, the best headache remedies are simple changes that you can make in your day-to-day life.

We often recommend nutrition counseling, psychological counseling and physical therapy exercises that put you in the driver’s seat as you take your headache treatment into your own hands.

Our headache specialists can get you back on your feet

Whether you’re suffering from migraines, tension headaches or cluster headaches, we know how to help. Here are some of the headache remedies and treatments we might recommend, ranging from immediate medical treatment to long-term plans:

  • Nerve blocks
  • BOTOX injections
  • Medication
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Acupuncture
  • Biofeedback
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychological counseling
  • Nutrition counseling
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Frequently Asked Questions about headache remedies:

The phrase “cure a headache” can be misleading. There are many ways to alleviate the pain from one specific headache, and treatment options vary. If you’re seeking headache treatment for ongoing attacks, it’s best to meet with a headache specialist to determine the type of headache, your triggers and your ideal treatment option.

There are more than 150 types of headaches, according to the International Classification of Headache Disorders. The most common types likely to be impacting you, however, are tension headaches, migraine headaches and cluster headaches.

Meeting with a headache specialist is the best way to determine what type of headache is causing your symptoms. Attempting to self-diagnose any sort of chronic headaches could lead you to try headache remedies that actually worsen your symptoms.

You can! At the Chicago Headache Center and Research Institute, we’re offering telemedicine consultations so you can get the help you need even when your headaches make it too difficult or too painful to leave your home.

Don’t spend another day dimming the lights, and wondering when that horrible pain will go away. You have the power to get back living a comfortable, happy life.

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

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