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Headaches/Migraines

headaches
& migraines

Migraine, sinus headaches, tension type headaches, rebound, cervicogenic, cluster, and autonomic cephalalgias require a headache neurologist. Sleep and sleep position is important in triggering headaches, and only a multidisciplinary headache center, with an accredited sleep disorders center, PT, and Imaging on site is likely to be able to take care of worsening or complicated headache syndromes.

A headache neurologist will take a medical history and perform a detailed neurological examination, something a family doctor and non specialist cannot do. And a headache neurologist may want to rule out underlying medical problems that might be causing or complicating the headache. Frequently, brain, carotid or vertebral artery, or neck imaging is abnormal and crucial in the treatment of patients with worsening headache, and points to the underlying root cause.

– INFORMATION –

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Symptoms: Pain, Nausea and Vomiting, Sensitivity to light, noise or odors, blurred vision, loss of appetite, fatigue
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Causes: Stress, Hormones, Weather, Foods, Light, Sound, Smell, Caffeine, Tension, Fatigue, Skipped Meals, or Changes in your sleep patterns
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Treatments: Blood tests, Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Computerized tomography (CT) scan, or Spinal tap (lumbar puncture)
Recovery Rate: High
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SYMPTOMS  –

Common symptoms of Headaches/Migraines include:

° Headaches that start early in the morning
° Pain that is worsened by strain, such a cough or a sneeze
° Vomiting without nausea
° Headache that is becoming more severe or continuous
° Personality Changes
° Changes in Vision
° Weakness in the arms or legs
° Seizures

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CAUSES –

Additional common Headaches/Migraines causes

° Imbalances in brain chemicals
° Hormonal changes in women
° Foods/Additives/Drinks
° Sensory stimuli
° Stress
° Changes in wake-sleep pattern
° Physical activity factors
° Changes in the environment
° Medications
° Family History/Age/Sex

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TREATMENTS –

Specific treatment for headaches will be determined by your doctor based on:

° Your age, overall health, and medical history
° Type of headaches
° Severity and frequency of the headaches
° Your tolerance of specific medications, procedures, or therapies
° Your opinion or preference