Headache Treatment in Sandy Springs, GA

Most adults experience a headache from time to time. Over-the-counter medication and rest is usually sufficient to alleviate the occasional headache. However, individuals who struggle with chronic headaches or even migraines can benefit from discussing their symptoms with a neurologist. Gerald Silverboard, MD Specialist In Neurology in Sandy Springs, GA can evaluate, diagnose and recommend an appropriate treatment for your chronic headaches.

When To See A Neurologist

Individuals who experience mild headaches on occasion can rely on over-the-counter pain relievers and other home remedies to treat their headaches. Individuals who struggle with chronic or severe headaches, such as migraines, might benefit from the specialized care a neurologist can provide. 

Consider seeing a neurologist if any of the following situations apply:

  • You experience more than two major headaches weekly.
  • You experience a severe headache with sudden onset that is also accompanied by a fever and/or stiff neck.
  • Chronic headaches make it difficult to function in your daily life.
  • Whenever you have a headache, you also experience weakness in your body.
  • Speech or vision are affected by the headaches (e.g., blurred vision).
  • Headache pain does not improve with over-the-counter or prescription medications.
  • Your headaches are often accompanied by dizziness, confusion, nausea, vomiting or loss of consciousness.
  • You are over fifty years of age with chronic headaches.
  • You experience a new type of headache and have a history of cancer or HIV/AIDS.
  • You develop a headache after injuring your head.

A neurologist can perform a variety of tests to evaluate and diagnose the cause of your headaches. In many cases, the headaches can be migraines, but they can also be a symptom of a more serious health problem. 

In order to accurately diagnose the problem, a neurologist might perform any number of tests, including:

  • Physical Exam
  • Neurological Exam
  • Neuro-Imaging Tests
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Spinal Fluid Test
  • Blood Test
  • Urinalysis

If you struggle with chronic and severe headaches, standard over-the-counter or prescription medications might not be sufficient to address the problem. Additionally, the headaches might be a symptom of an underlying health problem. 

Gerald Silverboard, MD Specialist In Neurology can evaluate your symptoms, make an accurate diagnosis and develop an appropriate treatment protocol. Call our Sandy Springs, GA office today at (404) 255-2670 to schedule an appointment!

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