advertisement

Headache

Question
Posted by: Zakariyyaa Shaik | 2019/04/05

Q.

Pain at lower part of the skull

 How could i treat pain experienced  at  lower  part of the scalp before  the  ears.I have this pain for the last 8 months and am 21 years old.

Expert's Reply

A.

Headache expert
- 2019/04/17

Dear Zakariyya,

My apologies for not replying sooner - there was a problem with the Health24 website.

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 click here and here.

 

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 info@theheadacheclinic.net



The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Want to comment?

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.