Migraines and headaches

Louisville’s destination for headache and migraine relief

Headache is the most prevalent neurological disorder worldwide, and is the No. 2 cause of years lived with disability. The team at Norton Neuroscience Institute treats more patients of headache and migraine than any other in the area.

Norton Neuroscience Institute’s headache specialists not only are dedicated to treating sufferers of headaches and migraines, but are at the forefront in adopting emerging treatments and leading research on new medications. Our two board-certified headache medicine physicians and our nurse practitioners are dedicated to bringing the newest migraine treatments to you, including calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) medications and neuromodulation devices.

Highest level of expertise

In the United there are fewer than 500 physicians board certified in headache medicine, and two of those are with Norton Neuroscience Institute. Headache sufferers from Louisville, Southern Indiana and beyond seek the expertise of Jeffrey H. Frank, M.D., FAHS, and Brian M. Plato, D.O., FAHS, as well as their staff of advanced nurse practitioners who are certified by the National Headache Foundation.

Treatment is offered for those suffering from:

  • Migraine
  • Chronic daily headache
  • Cluster headache
  • Medication overuse headache
  • Cervicogenic headache
  • Menstrually related migraine
  • Tension-type headache
  • Post-concussive/post-traumatic headache

Our physicians participated in several trials that ultimately led to the FDA approval of products, as well as products that still are being investigated. Our expansion into clinical research confirms our commitment to the community to be involved in the development of new treatment options for patients who suffer from headache disorders. Additionally, being involved in research allows us to be familiar with new treatment options before they are widely available for use in the general population.

Treatment beyond headaches and migraines

Our skilled providers also provide treatment for:

  • Occipital neuralgia
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Pseudotumor cerebri

Why choose Norton Neuroscience Institute

More patients from Louisville and Southern Indiana seek treatment from Norton Neuroscience Institute’s nationally recognized neurologists and neurosurgeons than any other provider in the area.

  • We have more than 60 medical, surgical and research specialists dedicated to providing innovative care to those with brain, spine and nervous system conditions.
  • We use advanced minimally invasive neurosurgery equipment that speeds your recovery and minimizes pain.
  • We’ve created multidisciplinary clinics that offer a disease-specific, patient-focused approached to neurological care. Through our multidisciplinary clinics our neurosciences team partners with experts in oncology, cardiovascular, orthopedics and behavioral health.
  • Norton Healthcare has the largest network of accredited stroke centers in the area.
    • Norton Brownsboro Hospital’s designation as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission and American Stroke Association represents the highest level of care.
    • The Joint Commission also certified Norton Audubon Hospital and Norton Hospital as Primary Stroke Centers and Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital.

    Norton Neuroscience Institute patients have access to resource centers that include navigators to help educate patients and their families about new diagnoses, available treatment and management of disease. They also aid in facilitating accurate and timely communication between providers and patients.

  • Communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions and more anytime from a computer or mobile device with a free MyNortonChart account.
  • Use the wait-list feature on MyNortonChart to get an appointment faster if there’s a cancellation.
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