Modern Migraine MD


Neurologist and Headache Specialist headquartered in New York, NY seeing patients virtually throughout the US


Though most people fully recover from COVID-19 within a few weeks, some continue to have post-COVID symptoms — ongoing head pain is a common post-COVID symptom. At Modern Migraine MD, with locations in the NoMad neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City, Toms River, New Jersey, and Aventura, Florida, Risa Ravitz, MD, diagnoses and treats post-COVID headaches. The practice specializes in telemedicine and offers consultations for COVID headaches in multiple states. Call or schedule an appointment online today.


What is COVID-19?

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) or COVID is a disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). This highly contagious virus has made millions of people worldwide sick.

Most people with COVID recover from their illness within a few days or a few weeks. However, some people continue to have symptoms long after their initial infection.

Even people with an asymptomatic COVID-19 infection can develop post-COVID conditions that last four or more weeks. 

What are common post-COVID symptoms?

Post-COVID symptoms vary in type and severity but may affect any body system. Some common post-COVID symptoms include:

  • Ongoing shortness of breath
  • Overwhelming fatigue
  • Poor exercise tolerance
  • Poor concentration
  • Chest or stomach pain
  • Joint or muscle pain
  • Sleep problems
  • Dizziness

Headaches are also a common post-COVID infection symptom. With a COVID headache, you may feel persistent head pain that lasts weeks or months. People with migraines may notice increased intensity and frequency of their migraine symptoms following their COVID-19 infection.

Modern Migraine MD specializes in migraine and headache treatment and offers COVID headache workups and treatments to ease the pain and improve the quality of life.

What happens during a COVID headache evaluation?

Dr. Ravitz takes a holistic approach to care and conducts a thorough evaluation for COVID headaches. She asks detailed questions about your symptoms, medical history, and daily routine.

Dr. Ravitz may also request diagnostic tests, such as blood work, an MRI, or a CT scan to rule out other conditions that might explain your ongoing head pain. 

What are some treatments for COVID headaches?

Modern Migraine MD specializes in treating headaches and offers cutting-edge care for COVID headaches. Dr. Ravitz combines Western and Eastern medicine to develop a plan that helps you get relief from your ongoing head pain to get back to doing the things you love.

Treatment for COVID headaches might include:

  • Over-the-counter (OTC) headache medication
  • Migraine medication
  • Botox® injections
  • Stress management
  • Diet changes
  • Improving your sleep routine
  • Regular exercise
  • Posture therapy
  • Acupressure or acupuncture
  • Biofeedback
  • Yoga

The goal for COVID headache treatment is to find the right combination of treatments and therapies to get you out of pain and back to work. 

For help with your COVID headache, call Modern Migraine MD or schedule an appointment online today.