If you are not our patient you need a referral for consultation from your Family Physician or from The Calgary Headache Assessment and Management Program (CHAMP) to book an appointment with Dr Zoe Filyk for migraine headaches treatments . If you you not have a Family Physician please request a consultation with one of our family physicians. If you are our regular chronic migraine patient you can book an appointment every 90 days.
This procedure is covered by Alberta Health Care if you meet the Migraine protocol and you do not need to bring a prescription for your treatment . A Pharmacy and your insurance will be taking care of delivering your medication to us.
A migraine headache can be preceded or accompanied by sensory warning signs such as flashes of light, blind spots, tingling in the arms and legs, nausea, vomiting, and increased sensitivity to light and sound. They generally last for 24 hours but can last for several days or, in some cases, longer periods.
Chronic headache injections are used widely to relief many types of pain, providing relief from migraine headaches as well as from teeth grinding and chronic soft tissue pain in the head and neck area (often caused by an accident or other trauma). This treatment is covered by your Alberta Health Insurance plan. 1 or 2 sessions are usually required to determine the success of your response, but the reduction in pain from various syndromes ranges from 3 to 6 months. Following a treatment patients may return to the rest of their daily routines immediately. Your treatment is covered by your Alberta Health Insurance plan – please make sure you bring your Alberta Health care card with you to you first appointment.
When booking an appointment please specify the affected areas as Head, Neck and/or Jaw.
CHRONIC MIGRAINE CONSULTATION