Don’t trust your brain to just anyone. Rely on an experienced, highly trained neurologist with expertise in managing diseases of the brain and nervous system.
Neurologist are asked to treat patients with all types of headache and concussion symptoms from mild to severe, related to sports, motor vehicle accidents or falls.
NWC offers you 21st-century headache diagnosis and treatment options. We provide cutting-edge, personalized headache treatments for patients aged 5 to 99. Over two decades of experience and his devotion to giving his patients the highest level of personal care has made Dr. Sean Jochims one of best headache neurologists in Wisconsin. His treatments include:
Medication – Depending on how you respond to over-the-counter drugs, you may need a prescription for acute treatment. We will determine the best medication for the immediate headache and choose preventive medications to decrease the likelihood of recurrence. Dr. Jochims also recommends lifestyle changes and vitamin / herbal therapy, when appropriate.
Biofeedback is a scientifically proven, non-drug therapy that our patients use every day to control headache symptoms and reduce headache frequency. Biofeedback teaches you how to control bodily functions, such as heart rate, blood pressure and muscle tension, that once were considered to be beyond voluntary control.
Botox® for tension headache, cluster headache and chronic migraine helps prevent the recurrence of headache in some patients. It is especially effective in alleviating the recurrence of chronic migraine.
Trigger Point Therapy sends local anesthetic, sometimes with a steroid, into a specific area of muscle that’s been identified as a trigger point for pain. We may perform an occipital nerve block by injecting local anesthetic or an anesthetic / steroid mixture into the occipital nerves to help alleviate pain from chronic headache.
Migraine Elimination Diet can also make a difference. We remove all possible food-related headache triggers. We also recommend more general dietary guidelines. Our team of specialists custom-tailors your individual treatment plan influenced by your diagnosis, your age, other medical conditions, drug history, potential interactions with other drugs you’re taking and your life situation.
Dr Jochims is passionate about caring for young athletes who have suffered from a head injury. As a parent of three children involved in soccer, football and basketball, he has seen numerous children significantly affected by the consequences of a concussion. The lingering symptoms may cause the athlete to miss several days to months of their sporting event, and possibly even school.
Dr. Jochims has attended extensive continuing education courses on sports concussion through the American Academy of Neurology. As a neurologist, he has extensive experienced in treating the ramifications of a concussion, including headaches, dizziness, seizures and cognitive deficits.
He utilizes concussion assessment tools such as the SCAT3. Dr. Jochims will work closely with your primary care doctor, athletic trainers and your child's school to make sure the athlete is properly cared for and transitioned back to play or school as soon as possible. The SCAT3 is a standardized tool for evaluating injured athletes for concussion and can be used on athletes 13 years and older. The SCAT can be administered by a licensed healthcare professional on the sidelines or in the athletic trainer's office once an athlete has been pulled off the field because a concussion is suspected. It measures symptoms, orientation, memory, recall, balance and gait.