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 the last fiscal year by downloading the Impact Report below.

FY21 Migraine and Headache Stewardship Report
FY21 Migraine and Headache 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

Because of the impact Barrow has had on Jan’s life, in 2017, the T.W. Lewis Foundation founded by Jan and her husband Tom Lewis, gifted $2 million to Barrow to establish the Lewis Headache Center. The transformational gift created a program that will offer multidisciplinary patient care options and lead research and clinical trials to improve treatments and find cures for migraines and headache disorders. Support the program with a gift today.

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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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