Comprehensive Diagnostics For Headache Diagnosis
At Advanced Headache Center, our team of headache specialists works together to provide you with a comprehensive diagnostic work up which may include review of complete medical history, family history, laboratory testing done on site, allergy testing and radiology services.
No one headache is the same and therefore should not be treated generically. While primary care physicians are a good source for acute headaches, headaches that are persistent should be analyzed by a doctor with an expertise in the field.
Headaches can be attributed to any number of underlying primary or secondary causes including hormonal changes, nutrient deficiencies, severe allergies, pain medication dependence, and spinal issues.
For this reason, patients of Advanced Headache Center have the convenience and reliability of working with a team of multi-specialty doctors to uncover the true cause of your headaches.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT?
At Advanced Headache Center we understand headaches and we understand our patients. During your first consultation with one of our headache specialists you can expect a thorough review of your medical history as well as a physical examination.
Your doctor may order blood work or radiology exams. Getting to the root of your headaches is not always a one-time visit but may require multiple visits to properly diagnose you and develop a custom-tailored treatment plan to help improve your quality of life.
WHEN SHOULD YOU SEE A DOCTOR FOR YOUR HEADACHE?
Headaches often occur and they do not always require medical attention. Some headaches can be attributed to fatigue, menstruation or can just be a random occurrence. If you experience headaches that are frequent or debilitating, that is the time to seek a headache doctor.
SYMPTOMS THAT REQUIRE IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION INCLUDE:
- sudden headaches and a stiff neck
- sudden headaches with fever and/or nausea
- headaches followed by bouts of confusion, double vision or loss of consciousness
- headaches after an injury to the head
- headaches followed by weakness in part of the body, convulsions or loss of breath