Ahwatukee Headache Center

Location Information


4530 E Muirwood Dr, Ste 114, Phoenix, Arizona 85048


Phone: (480) 961-2365
Fax: (480) 961-2382

Business Hours

Monday – Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM

About Ahwatukee Headache Center

Headaches are one of the most common problems that lead to people seeking medical care. When they are untreated, headaches can be debilitating resulting in loss of work and school as well as important activities. Headaches are highly genetic and may be caused by things like infection, increased brain pressure, certain medications, sleep disturbance, hormonal changes, or even a tumor.

Your provider at Ahwatukee Headache Center will work diligently to discover the cause of your headache. This will involve a thorough history and neurologic examination as well as specific tests if necessary that are chosen specifically to help diagnose your problem. This will allow you to know the best treatment options available for your type of headache.

The headache specialists at Ahwatukee Headache Center are experts in headache care that stay current on the cutting edge of treatment and research. They are specially trained to consider all possible causes of your headache and are very familiar with all treatment options available. Many treatments are available for all types of headaches. Treatment must be individualized for each patient to reduce side effects and increase effectiveness.
There are many possible treatments available for you and your headache. Ahwatukee Headache Center has providers that will allow a comprehensive approach to treating your headache and has an infusion center for more difficult-to-control headaches.

Lauren Ibarra, DO

Dr Ibarra has a passion for helping patients who suffer from all types of headaches, strives to improve all patients’ quality of life and is a tireless patient advocate.

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Lauren Bowen

Lisa Nelson, NP

Lisa Nelson is one of only seven providers certified in headache medicine by the National Headache Foundation.

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Lisa Nelson

Specializing in Headaches

  • Chronic and episodic migraine
  • The relationship between sinus disease and migraine
  • Cluster headache (episodic and chronic)
  • Sinus headache
  • Idiopathic stabbing headache
  • Indomethacin responsive headaches
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Spontaneous intracranial hypotension/low CSF headache
  • Cervicogenic headache
  • SUNCT syndrome
  • Exercise-induced headache
  • Hypnic headache
  • Burning mouth syndrome
  • The use of Botox® and anti-CGRP monoclonal antibody therapies for the prevention of migraine
  • Headache in children and the elderly
  • Headaches secondary to cerebrospinal fluid leaks and indomethacin responsive headache syndromes (IRHS)
  • Hemicrania continua
  • Tension-type headache
  • Paroxysmal hemicrania (episodic and chronic)
  • Occipital neuralgia
  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (aka pseudotumor cerebri)
  • Migraine with aura/migraine aura without headache
  • Hemiplegic/Basillar migraine
  • Cough headache
  • Headache associated with sexual activity
  • New daily persistent headache
  • Glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • Atypical facial pain

Treatments We Specialize In

  • complex management/monitoring of pharmaceuticals
  • chemodenervation/Botox® injections
  • headache trigger discovery and avoidance
  • occipital nerve blockade/stimulation
  • trigger point injections
  • sphenopalatine ganglion blockade
  • acupuncture
  • vitamins and supplements
  • dietary recommendations
  • lifestyle recommendations
  • stress management
  • Intravenous headache “cocktails”
  • dihydrogotamine (DHE)
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