Stephen Landy, M.D.

Stephen Landy, M.D. directs Landy Headache & Esthetics in Tupelo, Mississippi, and is a Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of Tennessee Medical School.

Dr. Landy completed his undergraduate work at the University of South Carolina and graduated from the University of Tennessee Medical School. He completed his neurology residency at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Dr. Landy is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the specialty of neurology and The United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties for headache medicine. He holds memberships in the American Academy of Neurology, National Headache Foundation, International Headache Society, American Headache Society, among others and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and American Headache Society.

Dr. Landy has written numerous headache related abstracts, manuscripts, book chapters and recently a patient-oriented book entitled, The Migraine Enigma. He has participated extensively in migraine related research and educational initiatives.

How often do you experience a headache or migraine?

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What’s the Difference Between a Headache & a Migraine

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Headaches and migraines can wreck your whole day and life if you leave them undiagnosed and untreated. Especially if they are disabling and frequent. The two can get confused if you are unsure of what makes them different. While both cause irritation and pain there are many differences between the two. The differences lie in the following: symptoms, pain, triggers, and length of attack.

Symptoms

Migraine is more than just a disabling headache. Besides the nausea, light, sound and smell sensitivity patients with migraine may experience symptoms referred to as prodrome or aura. These symptoms can manifest as visual, auditory, psychological, or physiological aberrations.

Pain

Migraine pain intensity and quality is frequently moderate to severe throbbing pain. Its location often varies from patient to patient and even in the same patient from attack to attack. A non-migraine headache may feel more like there is a force squeezing your entire head with pain equating to mild or moderate.

Triggers

Both non-migraine headaches and migraines have plenty of triggers. Triggers can stem from anything such as abnormal posture to dehydration or hunger. Migraine triggers include low blood sugar, contraceptives, or exercise.

Length & frequency
of attacks

Both headaches and migraines have the potential to last anywhere from a few hours up to daily. Getting the proper diagnosis and treatment frequently helps decrease headache frequency, duration, disability, and intensity, which is why it’s important to see a doctor if you are experiencing frequent or disabling headaches.

Symptoms

Migraine is more than just a disabling headache. Besides the nausea, light, sound and smell sensitivity patients with migraine may experience symptoms referred to as prodrome or aura. These symptoms can manifest as visual, auditory, psychological, or physiological aberrations.

Pain

Migraine pain intensity and quality is frequently moderate to severe throbbing pain. Its location often varies from patient to patient and even in the same patient from attack to attack. A non-migraine headache may feel more like there is a force squeezing your entire head with pain equating to mild or moderate.

Triggers

Both non-migraine headaches and migraines have plenty of triggers. Triggers can stem from anything such as abnormal posture to dehydration or hunger. Migraine triggers include low blood sugar, contraceptives, or exercise.

Length & frequency
of attacks

Both headaches and migraines have the potential to last anywhere from a few hours up to daily. Getting the proper diagnosis and treatment frequently helps decrease headache frequency, duration, disability, and intensity, which is why it’s important to see a doctor if you are experiencing frequent or disabling headaches.

Are medications not working?

Talk to us about an infusion!

Dr. Landy spends quality, patient focused time with every one of his headache patients in order to develop a plan unique and highly individualized to each and every headache/migraine patient he sees. He offers in office IV infusions centered around the migraine patient specifically in order to abort acute migraines as well as break migraine cycles for patients who have been suffering for days, even weeks, with the same migraine. 

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Stephen Landy, M.D.

  • Director of Landy Headache & Esthetics
  • Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of Tennessee Medical School.
  • Undergraduate at the University of South Carolina
  • Graduate of the University of Tennessee Medical School.
  • Neurology resident at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
  • Certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the specialty of neurology and The United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties in headache medicine.
  • Member of the American Academy of Neurology, International Headache Society, American Headache Society, among others and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and American Headache Society.

Stephen Landy, M.D.

  • Director of Landy Headache & Esthetics
  • Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of Tennessee Medical School.
  • Undergraduate at the University of South Carolina
  • Graduate of the University of Tennessee Medical School.
  • Neurology resident at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
  • Certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the specialty of neurology and The United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties in headache medicine.
  • Member of the American Academy of Neurology, International Headache Society, American Headache Society, among others and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and American Headache Society.

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