First Health Associates' Headache Clinic Consistently Gets 5 Stars


Welcome to the First Health Associates Headache Clinic. We are glad you found us.  We hope that you’ll let us help you manage your headaches and start to feel better again.

Headache Relief Is Our Specialty

Whether your headaches just started and you are searching for a headache specialist who can help, or you feel you’ve exhausted all options and still haven’t found somewhere to go for headache relief, you’ve come to the right place.

Under the direction of Jason Gruss, MD, FAAPM&R, the Headache Clinic at First Health includes an integrative headache specialist team.  We personalize every step in your headache treatment. Our approach to headache relief is a little different than the others. We offer an array of headache treatment options.  These include conventional headache and migraine medications, acupuncture, and the latest, most promising medically approved procedure: the use of botox for migraines.

For starters, we often prescribe conventional pharmaceutical remedies to stop an attack when it begins and provide short-term headache relief. However, research has shown that many headache sufferers put off or choose not to take their medications because of the negative side effects or the cost. This is especially true for migraine sufferers who often complain that migraine treatment can at times be worse than the migraine headache itself. Here, using acupuncture or botox for migraines eliminates the side-effects and become great options.

A Drug-Free Headache Cure Is Our Goal

But our ultimate goal is to find a drug-free headache cure that will reduce your dependency on medications. Proper and effective migraine treatment requires addressing your headache cycle early – before the onset of the headache.

In order to develop a headache and migraine treatment plan that reduces or eliminates the need for ongoing medications, we need to know the underlying cause or causes of your headaches. Our headache specialist team will work together to identify your unique headache triggers.   We then begin the process of implementing drug-free therapies that will work for you to find a headache cure and get you feeling well again.

Since 1981, First Health Associates has provided the best integrative medical care including migraine treatment and general headache relief  in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs. Conveniently located off I-90 near Golf and Arlington Heights Roads, First Health serves patients from Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Rolling Meadows, Palatine and Des Plaines.

Physician and Headache Specialist Jason Gruss, MD, FAAPM&R is a board certified physiatrist trained in neurologic and orthopedic medicine. He has more than 11 years of experience helping people seeking a headache cure including migraine treatment.

From your initial consultation and diagnosis, to your individualized treatment plan, you will find the healthcare team at First Health to be compassionate and focused on getting you better.

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