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North Carolina Comprehensive
Headache Clinic

2501 Atrium Drive, Suite 400
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: (919) 781-7423

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8am to 4pm

2008 Health and Healing Archive

Healing Stories -- This is a story about a patient I’ll call Vickie and a rare type of very severe headache called hemicrania continua.  But mostly it’s about the lessons healers learn when seeking a healing path for their patient. After 30,000 outpatient visits as a director of the Headache Clinic, Vickie taught me something new about headache. >> learn more >>

It’s Sinus Season at the Headache Clinic – Here at the North Carolina Comprehensive Headache Clinic near Rex Hospital, we are seeing a large number of patients who are convinced that they have sinus headaches, yet they are not getting well with sinus treatment. The good news is that recent studies have clarified the relationship between “sinus problems” and migraine- and this understanding has led to effective new treatment for sinus headache. >> learn more >>

Migraine: Not a Thing, But a Process – Dr. Charles Matthews, a neurologist who established the North Carolina Comprehensive Headache Clinic 25 years ago, has devoted most of his professional life to helping patients find different paths for the relief and cure of headache.  “All the headaches that you have can be blamed on your parents (you can tell them I said so); you get all the credit for the headaches you don’t have.” >> learn more >>

Do You Have Toxic Headaches? – Is there a strong link between toxic substances and headaches?  According to Dr. Charles Matthews, a neurologist, founder of the North Carolina Comprehensive Headache Clinic, and nationally recognized as a leading expert in diagnosing and treating headache, the answer is a qualified “yes.” >> learn more >>

Headaches and Alternative Treatment – Are there “Eastern” or alternative treatments that are effective in relieving headaches? Who better to answer that question than Dr. Charles Matthews, a neurologist and founder of the North Carolina Comprehensive Headache Clinic, based in Raleigh.  Some of the most popular alternative approaches include biofeedback, acupuncture, massage, craniosacral therapy, magnesium supplements, fish oil, vitamin D supplementation, Chinese herbs, exercise, and natural hormone preparations, and hot pepper desensitization for sinus activity.

Healing Headache --  When it comes to healing headaches, Dr. Charles Matthews is recognized as a master far beyond the boundaries of North Carolina.  “To get a good diagnosis of a headache, you must get your hands on the head.  You need to palpate the structures of the head and neck and really palpate the individual muscles.  That is exceptionally revealing of much that is not found in the usual exam given by doctors.”  >> learn more >>