If you have migraines, you may deal with several different doctors or specialist, each focused on a different aspect of care. These are the providers who may make up your care team for treating this condition.
Neurologists: Specialize in diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders of the brain, nerves, spinal cord and muscles.
Obstetrician-Gynecologists (OB-GYN): Specialize in the care of women, particularly reproductive care. More women than men have migraines, and women’s migraines can be related to their menstrual cycles or their hormones.
Pain Management Specialists: Neurologists, anesthesiologists and orthopedic surgeons who specialize in managing pain.
Pediatricians: Focus on the medical care of children, as well as pediatric headache specialists. About nine percent of children have migraines.
Ophthalmologists: Specialize in medical and surgical treatment of the eyes; can help determine if headache pain is from a migraine or an eye or vision problem.
Otolaryngologists (ENT Doctors): Specialize in ear, nose, and throat diseases and disorders; may treat sinus problems in people with migraines.
Allergists: Specialize in caring for patients who have allergic reactions; can help differentiate allergy symptoms, such as head pain, hives, and puffy eyelids, from migraine symptoms.
Psychiatrists: Specialize in mental disorders; can be helpful in treating the anxiety and depression that many people with migraines experience.
Neuromuscular Dentists: Trained to evaluate pain in your mouth and jaw, can help rule out other causes for your discomfort. Find a neuromuscular dentist near you.