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Headache Treatment Program

  Holy Name Medical Center's Headache Treatment Program specializes in caring for adults, adolescents and children who suffer from intractable migraine headaches, and for whom conventional methods of therapy have failed.

Holy Name is the only facility in New Jersey offering infusion therapies to headache patients of all ages. Under the direction of staff neurologists, outpatient intravenous protocols are administered by nursing staff specially trained in the field of headache medicine, ensuring maximum safety and effectiveness.

Children and teens are treated in the pediatric and young adult center; adults are treated in the adult infusion center. Most patients require one visit; others may need repetitive, daily treatment for up to three days.

Infusion therapy is highly effective for patients with:
  • chronic migraines with and without medication overuse, who have failed multiple treatments to prevent or stop migraine symptoms, and who are disabled by their headaches but do not require or desire inpatient treatment;
  • migraine headaches lasting longer than 72 hours and that do not respond to conventional medications (status migrainosus);
  • acute migraine attacks that last fewer than 72 hours, are debilitating, and not responsive to self-administered medications;
  • prolonged aura;
  • cluster headache exacerbation; and/or
  • new, daily persistent headache

Neurology Staff

 
Angela
Adams, MD
 
Charles
Asta, MD
 
James
Charles, MD
 
Lorraine
Lira, MD
 
 

Arun
Nangia, MD
 

Mohammad
Padela, MD
 

Mary Ann
Picone, MD
 

David
Van Slooten, MD
 
   



Holy Name Medical Center's Headache Treatment Program specializes in caring for adults, adolescents and children who suffer from intractable migraine headaches, and for whom conventional methods of therapy have failed. Watch how we can help






"Migraine is a biologically driven, potentially disabling disease that is misunderstood and misdiagnosed. The prognosis improves with early recognition and targeted treatment."

James Charles, MD, Neurologist
Certified in Headache Medicine by the
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties