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The University of California, San Diego announced it opened a multidisciplinary center that will provide specialized care for those living with migraine headache disorders and brain injuries. 

The new Headache Center at UC San Diego Health will be located in Sorrento Valley at 4910 Directors Place, Suite 250, San Diego, CA, 92121. The facility will be a place of designation for research and education on headaches and brain injuries that provides inpatient and outpatient services and a variety of interventions to patients. 

“At this center, patients will have access to an integrated and coordinated breadth of care across specialties that would otherwise have to be separately navigated,” said James Brewer, MD, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Neurosciences at UC San Diego School of Medicine and neurologist at UC San Diego Health. “This center will apply UC San Diego innovations to the care of patients with headaches, and will train the next generation of practitioners in this new model of cross-specialty care.”

The facility will additionally treat the long-term side effects of traumatic brain injuries. According to UC San Diego, treatment options offered to patients include neuromodulation devices, nerve blocks, trigger point injections, Sphenopalatine ganglion blocks, Botox, otoneurology, infusion, and integrative medicine such as acupuncture, and other interventions.

“From the lighting to the music choices, the center has been thoughtfully and meticulously designed to bring a range of treatment options and services to our patients facing headache disorders,” said Christopher Kane, MD, CEO, UC San Diego Health Physician Group. “Our health system continues to expand services and locations throughout San Diego County so our patients have convenient access to our extraordinary teams for their health care needs for the years to come.”

According to the American Academy of Neurology, one of the most common disorders of the body’s nervous system is chronic migraines and headaches, impacting nearly 60 million people in the United States. 

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