Almost everyone has an occasional headache. However, frequent or severe headaches that interfere with your quality of life could be a sign of a problem. At Bromley Neurology PC in Audubon and Linwood, New Jersey, the team of specialists offers expert diagnosis to identify the root cause of your headaches and personalized treatments to relieve your symptoms and resolve the underlying issue. Call Bromley Neurology PC today or make an appointment online for patient-focused therapies for headaches.
Many factors cause headaches. Often, headaches are the result of dehydration, stress, or another minor illness like a cold or flu. These headaches typically subside when you address the underlying issue.
However, persistent, severe, and chronic headaches, such as migraines, cluster headaches, and thunderclap headaches, could be caused by a neurological problem, chemical or hormonal imbalances, or a more serious medical condition like stroke or a traumatic brain injury.
You should make an appointment at Bromley Neurology PC if your headaches are so frequent or severe that they keep you from your daily activities and responsibilities. You should also meet with a neurologist if your headaches:
Additionally, you should make an appointment if you have a seizure along with your headache. You should go to your nearest emergency room if your headache is accompanied by confusion, slurred speech, numbness, tremors, or uneven pupil sizes.
The Bromley Neurology PC team begins by reviewing your medical history, lifestyle, and symptoms. They complete a physical exam and perform in-office neurological testing. When necessary, your physician may order additional tests, including:
They may also order blood tests or other lab work to check for conditions such as diabetes or thyroid disease, which could contribute to your headaches.
Once your physician identifies the root cause of your headaches, they create a customized treatment plan to relieve your symptoms and address the underlying condition. Depending on your needs, your treatment plan could include:
Your doctor may also recommend lifestyle modifications to reduce your exposure to your headache triggers. They may adjust your diet or suggest workstation modifications to minimize screen glare or neck tension.
Don’t brush off chronic or severe headaches. Call Bromley Neurology PC today or make an appointment online for expert diagnosis and neurological treatment.