A headache can either be a stand-alone condition or an indicator of another health issue. It may resolve by itself or with medication, but if you experience persistent head pain, it’s best to seek medical advice.
Headache (cephalgia) diagnosis and treatment can be carried out in a few visits to the clinic. We have the ability to accurately pinpoint what is causing these headaches, and can help to stop the pain in no time.
The primary appointment of a neurologist is free of charge as a headache (cephalgia) occurs
Cephalgia is the technical term used to refer to headaches. This type of discomfort can arise due to stress, fluctuations in the pressure of brain fluid, or constriction/dilation of blood vessels. The pain receptors are distributed throughout the head and neck, being found in veins, spinal nerves, muscles & brain membranes. After receiving a signal, the receptor sends it to nerve cells of the brain which then leads to painful sensations being felt by the body. Cephalgia, or a headache, does not originate in the brain since it lacks specialized pain receptors.
Headaches can be caused by a few different factors ranging from neck muscle spasm to compression of the membranes of the brain, disorders of brain nutrition such as insufficient blood supply or narrowing of vessels feeding the brain. Therefore, it is important to identify and address the underlying cause in order to find relief.
A variety of detrimental health issues can arise from smoking and consuming alcohol, drugs, and medications; as well as due to stress, sleep disturbances, neck and head injuries, birth injuries or anomalies in the development of vessels within the neck and head.
Headaches can be divided into two categories: primary and secondary. In most cases, primary headache is a standalone condition occurring in 90% of those with bodily weakness. This type of headache includes migraine, tension headache and cluster headache.
Secondary headaches are caused by an underlying medical condition such as head trauma, cervical osteochondrosis, autonomic-vascular dystonia or hypertension. It is an indication of a larger health issue and should be investigated further.