Lewis Headache Center
Support comprehensive care and innovative research for migraine and headache
Donate to Migraine and Headache Research
Imagine living with severe migraines every day, experiencing pain so debilitating that it would cause slurred speech or mixing up of words. For many, this is what happens when they suffer a migraine.
There are multiple theories about how and why migraines occur, but no clear answers. As a result, migraine patients are diagnosed based on their history and clinical symptoms, but there is no clinical test to help obtain a definitive diagnosis for migraines. The doctors and scientists at the Lewis Headache Center at Barrow Neurological Institute want to change this, and already, patients’ lives have been transformed because of the care Barrow neurologists provide.
Research and Patient Care
Groundbreaking Research to Develop New Headache Treatment and Prevention Strategies
Neurologists at the Lewis Headache Center want to identify biomarkers for migraines. This would make diagnosis easier and help physicians customize migraine treatments for specific patients. With additional funding, the migraine treatment program will focus on creating a more thorough understanding of the causes and course of headache disorders.
Transforming the Lives of Migraine and Headache Patients
Expert headache doctors work daily to help improve quality of life for people with migraines. The goal is to establish a world-class clinical and basic research center for migraine and headache disorders that includes clinical programs, clinical trials, research and patient support.
See what we achieved in research and patient care last year by downloading the FY22 Lewis Headache Center Stewardship Report below.
Jan and Tom Lewis Transform Headache Care at Barrow
To honor the impact Barrow made on Jan’s life, and to help others suffering from the same condition, the T.W. Lewis Foundation, founded by Jan and her husband, Tom Lewis, established the Jan and Tom Lewis Migraine Treatment Program at Barrow with a transformational gift. Led by Dr. Knievel, the Program aimed to expand multidisciplinary care options for patients and lead research to pinpoint causes and find improved treatments for migraine and headache disorders.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Lewis Headache Center at Barrow to support innovative research and unsurpassed patient care for migraine and headache disorders. All gifts will be matched by the T.W. Lewis Foundation for double the impact.
Research and Patient Care
Migraine Prevention Research
Shane Root, MD, is leading a trial that tests occipital nerve block injections versus a placebo to examine the efficacy of nerve block injections for the preventive treatment of migraine.
The comprehensive wellness program includes yoga, physical therapy, mindfulness, dietary consultations, psychology, and social work.
New Device Research
Jennifer Robblee, MD, is leading a study that looks at patients’ response to the Relivion® external nerve stimulator. The Relivion® is a multi-channel electronic headband that targets the trigeminal and occipital nerves.
Education and Outreach
The Lewis Headache Center hosts an annual Patient Headache Symposium, during which patients learn about headache diagnosis, treatment, and prevention strategies and participate in a yoga class
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