Welcome to the New Jersey location of the National Headache Institute, located in South Plainfield. With easy access to I-95 and I-287, the clinic is a short trip from the Newark, Trenton and LaGuardia airports.
Diagnostics and Relief in One Location
Navigating your day through the discomfort of a headache is complicated enough. At the National Headache Institute, we strive to simplify your life by offering a full service of diagnostics and treatments in one convenient location. To save you time and energy, we can offer testing and immediate relief through a variety of effective and exclusive processes. Through state-of-the-art technology, we can provide the following non-invasive diagnostic testing options and therapies:
Learn More About Our Diagnostics and Treatments
Headache Diagnosis and Treatment
National Headache Institute in South Plainfield, NJ is the leader in safe, effective headache diagnosis and treatment. There are dozens of conditions that can cause chronic headaches, including primary conditions – where the headache is the main medical issue – and secondary conditions. An underlying, undiagnosed problem can be the root cause. Diagnosis is the first step toward healing. Following a successful diagnosis, a personalized care plan can help alleviate symptoms, often as quickly as just one visit.
Migraine Diagnosis and Treatment
Migraines differ from other headaches in a number of ways. They cause debilitating symptoms that may interfere with work, family time, and many other aspects of life. The reasons why some people develop migraines remain uncertain, but our headache clinic has pioneered groundbreaking treatments for migraine sufferers. Migraines can be triggered by issues with the body’s nerves, vascular system, and more. Until recently, diagnosing these problems has been very challenging. With our help, you can gain clarity on the source of migraine issues. We use innovative treatments to address even the most complex causes of migraine, promoting lasting freedom from pain.
Migraine Diagnosis and Treatment
Migraines differ from other headaches in a number of ways. They cause debilitating symptoms that may interfere with work, family time, and many other aspects of life. The reasons why some people develop migraines remain uncertain, but New Jersey Headache Institute has pioneered groundbreaking treatments for migraine sufferers. Migraines can be triggered by issues with the body’s nerves, vascular system, and more. Until recently, diagnosing these problems has been very challenging. With our help, you can gain clarity on the source of migraine issues. We use innovative treatments to address even the most complex causes of migraine, promoting lasting freedom from pain.
In recent years, Botox has become popular as a way of rejuvenating the face. In 2010, Botox was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of chronic migraines. Treatment is spread across multiple weeks and consists of quick injections into the face. Discomfort is minor, and symptoms can be eliminated for several months. Botox works by reducing the activity of facial muscles that contribute to migraines and stress headaches when they are too tight. It has been suggested for several other chronic conditions, too.
Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) Test
Your autonomic nervous system is responsible for all of the bodily functions that are not under your conscious control. For example, autonomic nerves regulate things like your heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, metabolism, and so on. ANS is divided into interrelated systems known as the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Many organs are controlled exclusively by one or the other, although they may receive input from the other system on occasion. ANS disorders can affect any part of the body. They might surface on their own as primary disorders or they can be related to conditions anywhere else in the body. They often arise within the central nervous system, making headaches more likely. ANS testing involves the use of specialized diagnostic tools to recognize autonomic neuropathy (i.e. nerve damage) that affects ANS function. Heart rate variability and other sophisticated signs may be used to determine the seriousness and extent of damage. This allows the New Jersey patient to get a more accurate diagnosis that will effectively rule out a wide range of conditions that could otherwise be assumed in place of ANS function. Our years of success at our first location in Texas, the Houston Headache Institute, inspired us to bring this differentiated approach to headache treatment in New Jersey and Florida. Call us today to schedule an appointment. We can help you put painful headaches and migraines in your past.
Videonystagmography Test (VNG Test)
If you experience frequent headaches alongside disorienting feelings of dizziness and vertigo, videonystagmography may be the right diagnostic tool for you. VNG testing is used to evaluate inner ear and central motor functionality. Your inner ear and brain stem are an important part of maintaining balance and orientation. VNG makes it easier to uncover problems with inner ear and brain stem function by measuring the movements of your eyes using specialized infrared cameras. This makes VNG testing accurate, consistent and comfortable compared to the alternatives. A VNG test will help headache specialists in South Plainfield, NJ determine whether an inner ear or brain stem disease is responsible for your headache problems. It is one of the only tests available today that will distinguish between an inner ear issue in one ear and those occurring in both ears simultaneously. During a VNG test, the patient in South Plainfield, New Jersey will perform a number of simple visual exercises. This can include things like following a fast-moving object or moving the head into various positions to check for unexpected eye movements. The test takes a relatively short time.