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Most headache-related brain scans aren’t needed

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March 19, 2014

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www.traveltabloid.co.uk
May 4, 2014

this was the most useful part for me, as i have a headache problem and the reason is not known.

“When to see a doctor

Headaches come in three varieties: Tension, sinus, and migraine. More than 95% of headaches aren’t caused by an underlying disease or structural abnormality. Instead, they spring from common conditions such as stress, fatigue, lack of sleep, hunger, changes in estrogen level, weather changes, or caffeine withdrawal. Most people don’t need a doctor visit or a brain scan. Instead, they need over-the-counter pain relievers (such as aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and naproxen) or prescription medications, rest, and relaxation.

If you find yourself taking painkillers for headaches more than a couple of times a week, see your doctor. Red flags that signal the need for medical evaluation include:

Not having had headaches before
Headaches that worsen over the course of a few weeks
A headache that comes on fast (seconds)
Headache associated with fever
Severe headache in an older person
Headache associated with symptoms or signs like swelling in the back of the eyes”

thanks a bunch for the post Mr.Daniel

Bertrand Doeuk
March 31, 2014

Great article on the excessive use of medical imaging for those headache and migraine sufferers. It definitely seems apparent that the use of medical imaging is on the rise. One of the main reasons why I believe the use of medical imagining is on the rise, is that the understanding of the cause of migraines and headaches is still poorly understood. Medical practitioners do not yet know the cause of the migraine, hence, they lead to medical imaging for further answers. At the Brisbane Headache and Migraine Clinic, I see the majority of my patients come to see me with a handful of medical imaging e.g. Xray, CT scans, MRI scan which all reveal no abnormalities. Yet, they are requested to continue to get further scans by other health professionals.

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March 31, 2014

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Sharmeen Ferdousi
March 30, 2014

I think it’s true that whenever we get severe headaches, we tend to feel it’s something serious like is it a tumor? Or am I gonna have a brain stroke? Questions like these arise in my mind like others too. But see tumor or brain stroke is majorly connected with headaches, aren’t they?
So I suppose it’s normal for people to think like that but at the same time we should be aware of what a normal headache is and what a serious one is like.
Thank you Dr. Daniel for posting the topic in details! Helped a lot!

Jackson Burlage
March 27, 2014

Hello mates, its wonderful post about educationand fully defined, keep it up all the time.

Dr. Chris Montanaro DC, DIBAK, DCBCN
March 26, 2014

I think its important to consider thinking about this from a holistic perspective. There is not one person who has ever come into my office that gets the same treatment. Every person and their health problems, need to be treated for their individual needs. Even with the worst headaches, I see more often that its not just 1 perfect treatment that fixes the worlds headaches. Its usually combining synergistic treatments. If you keep adding “net healthy” treatments, they are additive. Even if each treatment is only 2% effective, if you add 30 “net healthy” treatments together, you’ve likely made a big change in someone’s health.

http:// Dr. Chris Montanaro DC, DIBAK, DCBCN
March 26, 2014

I think its important to consider thinking about this from a holistic perspective. There is not one person who has ever come into my office that gets the same treatment. Every person and their health problems, need to be treated for their individual needs. Even with the worst headaches, I see more often that its not just 1 perfect treatment that fixes the worlds headaches. Its usually combining synergistic treatments. If you keep adding “net healthy” treatments, they are additive. Even if each treatment is only 2% effective, if you add 30 “net healthy” treatments together, you’ve likely made a big change in someone’s health.

Dr. Chris Montanaro DC, DIBAK, DCBCN
March 26, 2014

I think its important to consider thinking about this from a holistic perspective. There is not one person who has ever come into my office that gets the same treatment. Every person and their health problems, need to be treated for their individual needs. Even with the worst headaches, I see more often that its not just 1 perfect treatment that fixes the worlds headaches. Its usually combining synergistic treatments. If you keep adding “net healthy” treatments, they are additive. Even if each treatment is only 2% effective, if you add 30 “net healthy” treatments together, you’ve likely made a big change in someone’s health.

oyun oyna
March 24, 2014

Chronic headaches associated with sinusitis is more common than previously thought.

Joseph J Grenier MD PhD MPH MSc
March 23, 2014

Misdiagnosis is very common. Tension and cluster headaches are underdiagnosed. Chronic headaches associated with sinusitis is more common than previously thought.

Regards,
Joseph

Chris Montanaro
March 26, 2014

I think its important to consider thinking about this from a holistic perspective. There is not one person who has ever come into my office that gets the same treatment. Every person and their health problems, need to be treated for their individual needs. Even with the worst headaches, I see more often that its not just 1 perfect treatment that fixes the worlds headaches. Its usually combining synergistic treatments. If you keep adding “net healthy” treatments, they are additive. Even if each treatment is only 2% effective, if you add 30 “net healthy” treatments together, you’ve likely made a big change in someone’s health.

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