TTP nurse practitioner Nichole Campbell, APRN, NP-C, with a patient in Amarillo.
Severe headaches or migraines impact more than 15% of Americans aged 18 years or older. The pain can be incredibly debilitating and is considered to be one of the main causes of disability worldwide, according to the CDC. National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month (#MHAM) occurs each June to draw attention to the plight of the millions of people impacted.
“What’s so sad is people think headaches are just something they have to deal with,” Texas Tech Physicians Family Medicine Physician Evelyn Sbar, M.D., FAAFP said. “I want people to know that with the right combination of therapies, we can have an incredibly positive impact on a patient’s daily life.”
Before the COVID-19 pandemic broke, Sbar and a team of health care professionals at Texas Tech Physicians (TTP) in Amarillo began a specialized approach to treating migraine headaches, tension headaches, cluster headaches and trigeminal neuralgia. The newly-established Texas Tech Physicians Headache Clinic is providing a multidisciplinary approach to treatment by ushering patients to make lifestyle changes and encouraging natural and homeopathic remedies, nutritional counseling, physical therapy, medications, injection therapy and acute rescue therapy for adults.
“What we’re seeing in many patients is a great deal of relief,” TTP nurse practitioner Nichole Campbell, APRN, NP-C, said. “For many patients, this is something they’ve dealt with their entire lives. To be able to decrease or, in some cases, eradicate pain is a wonderful thing to be able to do for a person.”
The TTP Headache Clinic does not prescribe opiate pain medications under any circumstance. To learn more about the TTP Headache Clinic, call (806) 414-9559. To support the the work happening at the clinic, members of the community can participate in the Texas Tech Physicians Virtual 5K for Migraine and Headache Awareness.