Migraine and Headache

Advancements In Migraine Research Is Causing Life-Changing Treatments

Programs that Save Lives

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.

See what we achieved in research and patient care last year by downloading the FY22 Lewis Headache Center Stewardship Report below.

FY22 Lewis Headache Center Stewardship Report
FY22 Lewis Headache Center Stewardship Report
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Migraine research is catching early and accurate diagnosis

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.

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.

The T.W. Lewis Foundation will match your gift, up to $500,000, towards life-changing migraine research and care at Barrow

From one patient to another

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.

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After 36 years of suffering, mother gets her life back

Read about Jennifer’s experience to learn how she overcame her debilitating migraines with Barrow’s help.

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