We offer Montreal, CA residents migraine treatment services that are safe and effective. Millions of people live with chronic migraines, which can have a devastating effect physically, mentally, and emotionally. Migraines are a particular type of headache that induces intense pain and discomfort and may be accompanied by other symptoms like a heightened sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, and vomiting. If you have at least 15 headache days per month lasting between 4-72 hours, continuously for at least three months, you are likely in need of chronic migraine treatment.
As a trusted leader in the functional neurology world, Sharlin Health & Neurology is proud to provide migraine treatment to patients from all over, including Montreal and across Canada.

Warning Symptoms Of Chronic Migraine

Some migraines come with warning signs, also known as auras, which can happen up to an hour before the headache begins. Visual perturbations, such as flashes or moving lines, as well as sensory discomforts like tingling or numbness, may be part of the aura. Dizziness, tinnitus, nauseous, confusion, or difficulty speaking may also be experienced. One unique migraine condition called “late-life migraine accompaniment,” doesn’t always come with a headache but is a type of neurological episode. If you are suffering from chronic migraines in Montreal, our team of migraine treatment specialists can help you better understand your symptom patterns and the most effective treatments for your case.


Although the precise cause of migraines remains unclear, there are various genetic and environmental factors that have been associated with their development. Potential changes in the brainstem and/or trigeminal nerve may influence the levels of brain chemicals like serotonin and neuropeptides such as CGRP. Overall brain chemistry imbalances have been associated with migraine pain and other symptoms.


At Sharlin Health & Neurology, our goal is to identify the underlying cause of your migraine symptoms and offer personalized treatment. Chronic migraines can be triggered by a variety of factors, including exposure to certain chemicals, increased stress, hormonal imbalances, poor sleep, and consumption of certain foods and drinks. Environmental factors such as bright lights, excessive noise, and changing weather may also contribute to the onset of migraines. Additionally, the gut microbiome may play a role in regulating migraine episodes through gut-related neurotransmitters and immune activity.


Our neurology team uses a unique, holistic approach when helping our Montreal patients. Building off of a foundation of “systems biology,” we can get to the root of various cellular imbalances that may be causing migraine episodes. Our Functional Medicine Operating System approach includes the Therapeutic Lifestyle Factors, along with the Medicine Matrix and Timeline. We explore 7 nodes of cellular function: Transport, Energy, Communication, Integrity, Biotransformation & Elimination, Assimilation, and Defense & Repair. With this information, our functional neurologists can provide targeted, personalized insights and migraine treatments.

We offer migraine, cluster, and tension headache relief for our Montreal Patients. Contact us today to learn more!

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.