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Headache and Pain

Headache pain is among the most common debilitating conditions. The Mount Sinai Center for Headache and Pain Medicine provides individualized treatment plans plus counseling for patients suffering from these illnesses.


The Center for Headache and Pain Medicine, directed by Mark W. Green, MD, and Lawrence Newman, MD, includes three sites in Manhattan and houses a staff of neurologists specifically trained and board certified in headache medicine. Our specialists in pain management form an interdisciplinary team of experts that includes otolaryngology, neuro-ophthalmology, pain psychology, psychiatry, neuropsychology, neurosurgery, and facial pain dentistry who diagnose and treat children, adolescents, and adults with headache and facial pain. Biofeedback, stress management, acupuncture, trigger point injections, nerve blocks, and botulinum toxin injections, as well as infusion therapies, are available at sites throughout the Mount Sinai Health System. Our network includes two of the 17 headache fellowship programs in the United States.

Our staff is specifically trained to exclude serious underlying neurological pathology and  recognize the serious nature of all head and facial pain problems. You will receive an initial evaluation with any appropriate diagnostic tests. Treatments may include acute and preventive medication as well as non-pharmacological treatments when appropriate.

Our network also offers opportunities for large-scale research projects including clinical medication and device trials. These may be appropriate for those who have been previously unsuccessful in managing their disorders using conventional treatments.  Research has involved hormonal and pregnancy influence on headaches and managing severe headaches during pregnancy, menstruation, and lactation. Current studies are investigating the use of neurostimulators for cluster and migraine, and botulinum toxin for chronic migraine headaches.


Mount Sinai's Pain Management and Integrative Medicine physicians use both traditional and complementary (alternative) therapies to decrease and manage pain—caused by injury, cancer, or other chronic or acute ailments—and improve overall function. Our specialists provide diagnosis and treatment with a focus on minimally invasive procedures to relieve discomfort so you can participate in physical therapies. By increasing functionality, we help you engage in important activities, improving quality of life.

Our board certified physician specialists are expert in a broad range of therapies, including medical acupuncture, biofeedback and electrical stimulation, among others.

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