If you suffer from headaches or migraines, you know how painful, stressful, and exhausting they can be. A headache is one of the most common pain conditions in the world and can be much worse than people realize. Headaches and migraines range from mild to severe and can impact much more than just your head. In most cases, these types of headaches can be treated with medication, but it is always best to consult with a neurologist at Community Neuro Center to get the best treatment. Below are 3 common questions about headaches and migraines:

What is the main symptom of a headache or migraine?

The main symptom of a headache or migraine is pain in the head or face. The pain can be sharp or dull, and cause discomfort in the scalp, neck, and face. It’s estimated that at least 7 out of 10 people suffer from headaches. Headaches, especially migraines, are hereditary and run in families. Different types of headaches or migraines can have different symptoms and require different treatments.

How can a neurologist help with migraines?

At your first appointment, your neurologist will ask for your medical history and any symptoms. It’s important to inform them if you’ve had any changes in eyesight, seizures, nausea, light sensitivity, and pain lasting longer than a day. If your neurologist determines the pain is caused by migraines, they’ll recommend a treatment plan to stop symptoms and prevent them from coming back. Sometimes they’ll also recommend medicine and changes in your daily routine to help avoid migraine triggers.

When should I consult with a neurologist?

If you are suffering from any of the symptoms associated with headaches or migraines, give us a call today at 813-684-5880 to schedule an appointment. We’re ready to help you get back to good health and look forward to seeing you in our office soon!