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You can't treat something without first finding out what is causing the problem.
It is essential to get a proper diagnosis by experts of what
is causing the headaches. To get to the root of the problem, it is necessary to
undergo what is called a “multidisciplinary assessment”, which should include a neurological examination
to rule out any serious underlying condition. There are so many
different structures in the head and neck, all of which can be involved in the
headache process, that no single specialist can have all the knowledge
necessary to make a comprehensive assessment and diagnosis. For instance, a
neurologist will examine the brain and nervous system, a physiotherapist will
look at the muscles, a dentist will examine the teeth etc. For this reason, the
“multidisciplinary assessment” combines and integrates the expertise of different
specialists who would normally treat headache patients in isolation, into a
single more comprehensive body of knowledge. This enables the different members
of the team to provide a co-ordinated treatment plan, so that all the
contributing factors are addressed. To learn more about the multidisciplinary
assessment, please click here
This assessment must include a thorough examination of the
head and neck muscles to determine the presence of abnormal tension, and of the
external carotid vasculature to determine whether there is an arterial element
to the pain. For more information on how the muscles can affect headaches,
please click here.
For more information on the involvement of the arteries in the pain please
Headache sufferers often have a poor Quality of Life due to
the constant pain and associated symptoms. For a free assessment of how your
headaches are affecting your Quality of Life, click here
To contact The Headache Clinic (Johannesburg, Cape Town), call 011 484
0933, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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