The Migraine and Spine Clinic was opened in June 2017 by Josh Batson. A local nurse practitioner with years of experience in the field of neurology in Valdosta, GA . He saw a lack of options for immediate treatment of people suffering from head, neck, and back pain and wanted to help.
Josh experienced first hand what it was like for severe sufferers like his wife, Christine, to seek relief for acute migraine episodes at the emergency room. Most emergency rooms do not or are unable to prioritize migraine patients. This leads to long wait times and prolonged suffering. Furthermore, a lot of migraine patients have the experience of being treated like a drug seeker and feel very little compassion for their condition. Most emergency room protocols for treating severe acute migraine fall short on providing significant relief. Having a clinic in the community with the ability to quickly treat acute migraine episodes on a walk-in basis is a great resource for the patient, their family, and our community.
The Migraine and Spine Clinic is the only clinic in South Georgia that specializes in just migraines, neck and back disorders. We provide proven treatments and management plans and most patients can see immediate results. Our procedures and management plans are low risk, non-narcotic, and tailored to each patient to provide them with immediate relief and long term improvement when traditional methods are just not working. Too often, our patients have endured years of debilitating pain, finding little or no relief in conventional methods of disease management and told to live with the pain or take high levels of narcotics.
The Migraine and Spine Clinic is designed with the patient in mind. The whole experience is tailored to make patients feel comfortable – soft lighting, comfortable chairs, and short wait times. The urgent care treatment options take minutes to administer and help the patient start to feel better usually within 10 minutes. The long term management services offered are highlighted by our providers taking their time with each patient, newest evidence based practice methods and medicines on the market, and ability to schedule your initial appointment within 2 weeks, typically.
Josh Batson grew up in north Florida, but moved to Valdosta where he met and married his wife, Christine. Together, they have 5 daughters. He received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Valdosta State University. His medical career started out at SGMC as a critical care nurse in CPU and CICU. Once he completed the nurse practitioner program at VSU, Josh began working in Neurology. This is where he built his knowledge and skills for treating nerve based pain disorders. Josh and his wife are migraine sufferers making this not just a professional passion but a personal one as well. In January of 2021, Josh was appointed to the Georgia Board of Nursing by Governor Brian Kemp.
Justin Haskin was born and raised in Valdosta, Georgia. He is a graduate of Lowndes High School. He is married to his wife, Ansley, and together they have 2 boys. He received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing degrees from Valdosta State University. Upon graduating with his BSN degree he worked for 2 years as a critical care registered nurse in the medical surgical intensive care unit (MSICU) at South Georgia Medical Center. After becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner, Justin began practicing in the field of Neurology where he found a passion for migraine and spinal based disorders. He has personally battled with chronic neck pain and headaches giving him an urgency to help fellow sufferers.
We are committed to our patients. We believe in what we do. We have the experience to know what works. We do what it takes to improve your day, and take back your life!
I've been a chronic migraine sufferer for 5 years or more and for the first time since since they first started, after seeing several neurologists who have been unable to help me, I have had less migraine days, and the severity of the migraines has greatly decreased! He is kind, compassionate and understanding. Josh Batson changed my life! I am forever grateful!
"Great staff and doctors! Get you in quickly and make you feel better fast!"
I've been coming to this clinic for some time and I have never had a bad experience. James treats me with experience and compassion. I don't feel like a number or just another patient. This to me speaks volumes, even when I needed to come on a weekend. Thank you.
"Wonderful!! I got relief within minutes! I couldn't believe it, I've never gotten relief so fast."
"There's such a wonderful doctor and staff when you need help with neck and back pain just call them up."
I kept seeing billboards around town for this clinic and I finally made an appointment and I’m so glad I did! The environment is so headache friendly with dimmed lights in the room & very comfortable chairs to sit in. The staff is so nice & helpful. Batson was great at explaining what I’m going through and how he’d approach taking care of it. I just got through with nursing school at VSU & I see so much about what I learned about communication, education, and bedside manner in him. Definitely wish I’d come here sooner!
"This place is the best! They provide fast, friendly service and immediate relief from migraines! Justin and Josh are extremely patient, compassionate, and genuinely kind. I'm so thankful for The Migraine and Spine Clinic of Valdosta!"
"Sudden migraine on a Sunday. We dashed over, and they quickly checked us in and did a nerve block. Immediate relief. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!"
"Always there when needed. Much appreciated! Thanks to Joshua Batson and Justin for the professional medical services offered. These guys keep me going when the going gets tough."
The Migraine and Spine Clinic provides quick relief without the wait time and hassle! Best of all, they understand what you’re going through and don’t make you feel like “it’s just a little headache”!
"As a lifelong migraine sufferer I'm so blessed to have Josh and Justin! They truly care about their patients! I used to go to the ER for migraines THANK GOD 4 THIS CLINIC!"
Went to The Migraine and Spine Clinic in Valdosta today for other options, ideas to try. OMG I wish I had gone here sooner. I've been battling migraines since I was 14-15 years old. Finally a medical professional who understands and is willing to customize and work out an individualized treatment plan.... I got 5 nerve blockers today and migraine cocktail (another 3 shots). My head feels so much lighter!
Best staff, very caring and listen well to your needs to provide a personalized treatment.
"I LOVE the staff...I just plain LOVE this place. Great services."
I’ve been suffering from chronic migraines for months after having to pause Botox injections. Going here and meeting everyone and seeing how amazing they are is beyond helpful and great. I have been getting injections every 2 weeks and each time I am treated with care and am beyond thankful for having them as an option.
The clinic employs a staff of very caring and understanding individuals. Those who administer treatment truly do feel your pain. They have all be impacted by migraines. They do everything they can to make you as comfortable as possible and go above and beyond to get rid of your migraine. Keep fighting the good fight!