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Edmund Messina MD, FAHS
Medical Director

Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology)

Certified in the subspecialty of Headache Medicine by the United Council
for Neurologic Subspecialties, Fellow of the American Headache Society


Call (517) 324-3445

Learn About Us

These pages discuss the special issue of headache disorders and how we treat them.

Please take the time to explore this website to learn about how we treat painful disorders including migraine, cluster, tension-type headaches, chronic daily headaches and facial pain disorders, including trigeminal neuralgia.


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Note: The Michigan Headache Clinic is the flagship clinic for Headache Clinics of America™


The Michigan Headache Clinic® is a private neurology practice which specializes in the treatment of adults and adolescents with painful disorders of the head and face. We service all of Michigan, parts of surrounding states and Canada from our East Lansing clinic.

We welcome patients who are referred by primary care and specialists as well as patients who refer themselves.

New! See us in the clinic or schedule a virtual visit!

virtual visit

We are now offering telemedicine visits for our headache patients throughout Michigan.

We have pioneered the use of electronic records since the 1980's and now we are the first headache clinic in Michigan to use telemedicine to manage patients, when appropriate, who we have seen at least once in person. Please click here for details.

Rising healthcare costs for headache patients... we can help.

We are very sensitive to the direct and indirect costs to our patients, especially in this era of increased drug costs and often exorbitant insurance deductibles and co-pays.

Please click here to see how our approach reduces costs for our headache patients.

Botox in migraine?

We offer Botox® injections, according to FDA guidelines, for chronic migraine.








Recent book chapter

Dr. Messina has written a narrative nonfiction memoir about what it was like to train in Chicago's toughest medicine programs. It is called The Spattered White Coat. Check it out.

Recent publication by Dr. Messina:

- Evaluation of the Headache Patient in the Computer Age (Chapter), in Headache and Migraine: Biology and Management, Ed. Seymour Diamond MD, Elsevier, 2015.    

Recent Lecture by Dr. Messina

-- Approach to Scary, Subtle and Unusual Neurological Symptoms and Headaches

at the 150th Michigan State Medical Society Foundation’s Annual Scientific Meeting this October 20-24, 2015

 Watch "Life and Migraine" for free on your computer, tablet or smartphone!

See the award-winning documentary we made for PBS. The film is intended to increase awareness of migraine and to empower sufferers. It helps nonheadache people, like spouses and employers, to better understand what it is like to get such severe headaches. See more about it on the IMDB page.

Click here to watch the movie (26 minutes) (the password is "migraine")

Michigan Headache Clinic in the Movies!

Click here for more information about our role in award winning, internationally screened movies and documentaries about headache problems.

How to manage stress and headaches with autorelaxation techniques.

Click here to learn this simple technique.