The Headache Division at Wayne State University Physician Group

A typical visit to the WSUPG Headache and Pain Clinic involves initial evaluation by a neurologist to establish the proper diagnosis and to provide the latest advanced management for headache and pain. Complicated cases may require a multidisciplinary approach with affiliated psychologists, physical therapists, and anesthesiologists to provide the best effective treatment for headache and pain. 

 Treatment options include:

  • Medication adjustments
  • Nerve block
  • Botox injection
  • Occasionally surgical intervention

 Our current investigations include pathophysiologic mechanisms underlying abnormal distribution after trauma. At the same time, we are investigating novel methods for preventing pain after nerve injury.  By binding specific trophic factors, which have analgesic properties, to synthetic scaffolding on which nerves can grow, we can prevent the development of neuropathic pain.  This work has major implications with regard to treatment and may help prevent the late occurrence of pain after injury.