Sharlin Health offers Jefferson City, MO chronic migraine treatment that provides effective relief. Chronic migraines are a debilitating condition that affects many people around the world. Migraines are a type of headache that can cause severe pain and discomfort, and can be accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. Chronic migraines are defined as having 15 or more headache days per month for at least three months, with each episode lasting between 4-72 hours.
Sharlin Health & Neurology is proud to be a leading functional neurology clinic, offering chronic migraine treatment in the Jefferson Cityarea. We can help you get free from the pain of this condition!

Warning Symptoms Of Chronic Migraine

Migraines can be preceded by warning signs, known as auras, which can occur up to an hour before the onset of the headache. Auras can include visual disturbances such as seeing flashing lights or zigzag lines, nausea, tinnitus, and dizziness, as well as sensory disturbances such as tingling or numbness in the face or limbs. Some people may also experience difficulty speaking or confusion. There is also something called the “late-life migraine accompaniment” which is a type of neurological episode that may not even include a headache. Our team of Jefferson City migraine treatment specialists will help you identify your unique symptom patterns and which treatments are best for you.


While the exact cause of migraines is still unknown, there are several genetic and environmental factors linked to their development. Some of these changes involve the brainstem and/or trigeminal nerve, which may alter levels of certain neuropeptides like CGRP or other brain chemicals like serotonin. Imbalances in brain chemistry may be linked with migraine episodes or the worsening of symptoms.


Here at our Jefferson City migraine treatment clinic, we aim to get the root cause of your symptoms. There are dozens of different potential triggers that may precipitate an episode. Chemical exposure, hormonal imbalances, stress, sleep disturbances, and certain foods and drinks are among the most common causes of chronic migraines. Other contributing factors include environmental factors such as weather changes, loud noises, and bright lights. There is also a role of the gut microbiome, with gut-related immune and neurotransmitter activity, in moderating migraine episodes.


Our Jefferson City, MO neurology clinic takes a comprehensive approach to treating migraines, using a science-based framework called “systems biology.” This approach includes the Functional Medicine Operating System, which helps us uncover the root causes of these conditions. To investigate the seven main nodes that contribute to underlying imbalances, we use the Functional Medicine Matrix and Timeline, along with Therapeutic Lifestyle Factors. The seven nodes are: Integrity, Energy, Communication, Assimilation, Transport, Defense & Repair, and Biotransformation & Elimination. Thanks to this approach, our team of Jefferson City neurologists can guide patients in correcting imbalances contributing to migraines.

Contact us today if you need migraine, cluster, or tension headache relief in Jefferson City. We are committed to offering comprehensive and compassionate care, tailoring our treatments to address your unique needs and help you find lasting relief from debilitating headaches.

Understand The Seven “Nodes” on the Functional Medicine Matrix


Please click to learn about the Assimilation node of the Functional Medicine Matrix. Assimilation refers to digestion and absorption of nutrients in the gut, as well as the health, diversity, and balance of the microbes that inhabit the digestive tract.


Please click to learn about the Biotransformation & Elimination node of the Functional Medicine Matrix.Biotransformation & Elimination refers to the way in which the body handles products of metabolism, toxic elements, drugs, and other chemicals, and eliminates waste through the urine, stool, and sweat.


Please click to learn about the Communication node of the Functional Medicine Matrix. Communication refers to hormones, neurotransmitters (the chemicals nerve cells use to communicate with one another), and inflammatory mediators called “cytokines.”

Defense & Repair

Please click to learn about the Defense & Repair node of the Functional Medicine Matrix.Defense & Repair refers to chronic inflammation, how different parts of the body influence the immune system, and the factors that lead to a breakdown in the normal role of the immune system.


Please click to learn about the Energy node of the Functional Medicine Matrix. Energy refers to the way that every cell in your body creates the fuel that it needs to carry out normal biological functions.

Structural Integrity & Transport

Please click to learn about the Structural Integrity & Transport nodes of the Functional Medicine Matrix. These refer to two critical and over-lapping functions in the systems that govern how the body works.

Schedule Free

Your first step is to schedule a free 15-minute telephone consultation with Callie Maggard, Brain Tune Up! Program Coordinator. Please select the time you can be reached by telephone and complete the form afterwards. These steps are critical! Because of the high volume of interest, we are unable to answer your calls or questions until you have scheduled through this process and completed the intake form.

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Program Coordinator: Callie Maggard“Thank you for your interest in our program. I look forward to speaking with you about your health conditions and how our program could potentially help change the trajectory of your health.”

My program accepts out-of-state patients. Brain Tune Up! is a 5-8 month program. In order to be accepted into my program my team and I have to see you for the two-day initial neurological evaluation in-person, but we then can customize the rest of the program in a virtual setting for patients who are traveling from far distances. This will be explained when you schedule a telephone consultation.