What To Ask a Headache Specialist During Your Consultation

To find relief and a treatment plan that addresses all of your concerns, it is best to speak with a headache specialist.  Headache specialists focus on identifying the cause of headache pain and creating a treatment plan that addresses both the severity and frequency of the headaches.  During your initial consultation, your headache specialists will have a number of questions about your headache pain and your medical history.  This time is also ideal for you to ask questions of your own.  Taking a checklist of questions to ask can help you to prepare for your consultation.

What could be causing my headaches?

The location of your pain, frequency of the headaches, and duration of your headaches all provide clues to the type of headache you’re experiencing.  Different headaches are caused by different circumstances in the body.  Knowing what can be causing or triggering your headaches will allow you to avoid repeating that behavior.

What tests are required for diagnosis?

Diagnostic tests provide key information about headache triggers and provide valuable insight into headache pain.  There are a number of things that may be done in order to identify the root cause of the concern.  Options include blood tests, x-rays, and MRIs.  Ask your headache specialist what type of tests you can expect and what the goal of each test is.

What are the treatment options?

Management of pain, particularly headache pain, often has multiple approaches.  Often, it is the combination of treatments that provide the greatest relief.  Although you may not have a diagnosis at your initial appointment, you can begin to get an idea about your treatment options.

What if my symptoms get worse?

The purpose of diagnosis and treatment is to reduce both the frequency and severity of your headache pain.  If that does not happen, you should know what the next steps are.  You should also know what steps to take if you find yourself with headache pain that seems to be getting increasingly worse.\

Top Headache Specialist in NY

Seeing a headache specialist is the best way to identify and address your chronic pain.  The expert team at NY Neurology Associates includes Board Certified neurologists and pain management physicians that can work together to address your chronic headache pain.  If you would like to schedule an appointment or check for availability, book online or call 212 987-0100.

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