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Headache & Migraine

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Headache & Migraine Treatment at Dr. Srikanth Neuro, Hyderabad

Comprehensive Care for Headaches and Migraines

Headaches and migraines can significantly impact daily life, causing pain, discomfort, and disruption. At Dr. Srikanth Neuro, we specialize in diagnosing and treating various types of headaches and migraines, providing relief and improving the quality of life for our patients.

Understanding Headaches and Migraines

Headaches are common neurological disorders that can vary in intensity, duration, and cause. Migraines are a specific type of headache characterized by severe, throbbing pain often accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound.

Types of Headaches

1. Tension Headaches

  • Symptoms: Dull, aching pain around the head, tenderness in the scalp, neck, and shoulder muscles.
  • Causes: Stress, muscle tension, poor posture, and certain foods.

2. Cluster Headaches

  • Symptoms: Severe pain around one eye or one side of the head, occurring in clusters or cycles.
  • Causes: Exact cause unknown, but may involve abnormalities in the hypothalamus.

3. Sinus Headaches

  • Symptoms: Pain and pressure in the forehead, cheeks, and around the eyes, often accompanied by nasal congestion.
  • Causes: Sinus infections, allergies, and inflammation of the sinus cavities.

Understanding Migraines

Migraines are more than just severe headaches. They are complex neurological events that can include:

  • Prodrome: Early warning signs such as mood changes, food cravings, or fatigue occurring hours or days before a migraine.
  • Aura: Visual disturbances (e.g., flashing lights, blind spots), sensory changes, or speech difficulties preceding the headache.
  • Attack: Intense, throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head, often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound.
  • Postdrome: After the headache, patients may feel drained, confused, or have lingering pain.

Diagnostic Services

At Dr. Srikanth Neuro, we use advanced diagnostic tools to accurately identify the type and cause of headaches and migraines:

1. Comprehensive Medical History and Physical Examination

  • Purpose: Evaluating symptoms, triggers, and medical history to identify headache patterns.
  • Applications: Differentiating between primary and secondary headaches and identifying potential underlying causes.

2. Neuroimaging Studies

  • MRI and CT Scans: Imaging tests to rule out structural abnormalities, tumors, or other conditions that may cause headaches.

3. Blood Tests

  • Purpose: Identifying possible infections, inflammation, or metabolic disorders that could be contributing to headaches.

4. Neurological Examination

  • Purpose: Assessing neurological function to rule out other potential causes of headaches.

Treatment Options

Our specialists at Dr. Srikanth Neuro develop personalized treatment plans based on the specific type of headache or migraine and the patient’s individual needs:

1. Medications

  • Acute Treatments: Pain relievers, triptans, anti-nausea medications, and other drugs to relieve symptoms during a headache or migraine attack.
  • Preventive Treatments: Beta-blockers, antidepressants, anticonvulsants, and other medications to reduce the frequency and severity of headaches and migraines.

2. Lifestyle Modifications

  • Stress Management: Techniques such as relaxation exercises, mindfulness, and biofeedback to reduce headache triggers.
  • Dietary Changes: Identifying and avoiding foods that may trigger headaches or migraines.

3. Behavioral Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Addressing stress, anxiety, and other psychological factors that may contribute to headaches.

4. Botox Injections

  • Purpose: Preventing chronic migraines by reducing muscle tension and blocking pain signals.
  • Applications: Regular injections to prevent migraines in patients with frequent, severe attacks.

5. Physical Therapy

  • Purpose: Improving posture, reducing muscle tension, and alleviating physical triggers of headaches.
  • Applications: Exercises, stretches, and manual therapy techniques.

Why Choose Dr. Srikanth Neuro?

  • Expert Team: Our team includes experienced neurologists and headache specialists dedicated to providing effective treatment for headaches and migraines.
  • Comprehensive Care: We offer a full spectrum of diagnostic and treatment services tailored to each patient’s needs.
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: Our facility is equipped with the latest technology for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.
  • Patient-Centered Approach: We prioritize patient comfort, safety, and satisfaction throughout the treatment process.

Book an Appointment

If you or a loved one is suffering from headaches or migraines, trust Dr. Srikanth Neuro in Hyderabad for expert diagnosis and compassionate care. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards relief from headache and migraine pain.

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