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Dalessio Headache Center at Scripps Clinic

If headaches are affecting the quality of your life, the Donald J. Dalessio Headache Center at Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif. may be able to help. Our medical team specializes in the care of patients with all types of headache disorders.

Why choose Scripps

The Donald J. Dalessio Headache Center at Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif. specializes in the diagnosis, management and treatment of the following:


  • Adolescent migraine
  • Cervicalgia
  • Chronic daily headaches
  • Cluster headache syndromes
  • Medication overuse headache
  • Migraine
  • Sinus headaches
  • Sleep related headache
  • Tension headache

To help you gain control of your headache pain, traditional, state-of-the-art care at the center may be combined with ancient and emerging complementary therapies.


Our medical team works in close collaboration with the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, which offers biofeedback, therapeutic massage, acupuncture, and other evidence-based methods that may help reduce stress and alleviate your painful symptoms.

Headache care services

As members of the division of neurology, our headache experts at the Dalessio Headache Center collaborate with clinicians from multiple disciplines at Scripps Clinic — including pain management specialists. After performing a thorough evaluation, they develop specialized treatment programs that may include:


  • Botulinum toxin (Botox) injections
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Medications
  • Occipital nerve blocks
  • Pain management classes
  • Preventive therapy
  • Support groups
  • Treatment of sleep disorders
  • Integrative and complementary medicine options including massage and acupuncture

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