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Dr. Mahan Chehrenama

Neurology
McLean, VA
female

Locations

Office

McLean, VA

Address

7601 Lewinsville Road, Suite 460, McLean, VA
Directions

Fax

(703) 759-5261

About

Bio

Dr. Mahan Chehrenama is a board certified neurologist with subspecialty certification in headache medicine. She is also a Fellow of the American Headache Society. She has a special interest in management of primary headaches as well as post-concussive headaches and post-concussive syndrome. She is Assistant Clinical Professor at VCU-Inova campus, and previously served as the Neurology consultant for TMS Neuro-Health Centers. Dr. Chehrenama is currently limiting her practice to telemedicine based second opinions for those suffering from chronic headaches that remain unresponsive to interventions as well as those with persistent post-concussive syndrome. She is also currently designing novel clinical trials in this same patient populations in order to advance their care.

Specialties
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Neurology

Licenses

United States: Virginia

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

23 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahan Chehrenama
Specializes in Neurology
Possible or probable: It's common to miss a PFO on a routine echo. A 2D echo with bubble study, or even more specifically for Migraine with aura or warning of stroke/TIA, a... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahan Chehrenama
Specializes in Neurology
Possibly : Generally most medications do not effect the gag reflex per se. However, side effect of nausea or perhaps congestion may mimic symptoms that could be ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahan Chehrenama
Specializes in Neurology
WADA test: This test is commonly performed for Epilepsy surgery and involves use of sodium Amytal via selective cerebral angiogram to one side of the brain. The ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahan Chehrenama
Specializes in Neurology
Yes: A typical MRI of Brain is unlikely to show evidence for Brain injury in mild TBI and some cases of moderate TBI unless Diffusion Tensor Imaging Protoc... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mahan Chehrenama
Specializes in Neurology
Severe Headache : Meningitis is inflammation of the lining around the brain and it typically causes severe headaches with neck stiffness. When it's from bacterial or vi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mahan Chehrenama
Specializes in Neurology
No: If you only have localized scalp tenderness at the point of impact, this should subside gradually. However if you have other concussion symptoms such ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahan Chehrenama
Specializes in Neurology
Possible : Tingling is also called paresthesias. These symptoms can arise from various areas in the brain, spinal cord, nerve roots or peripheral nerves. Your ne... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahan Chehrenama
Specializes in Neurology
Only if recurrent : A warning of a stroke is typically longer in duration (minutes not seconds) and the bitter taste in mouth does not tend to localize as well. Momentary... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahan Chehrenama
Specializes in Neurology
Many possibilities: Paroxymal weakness, numbness and altered level of consciousness are all suggestive of a central nervous system disorder. The altered awareness may sug... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahan Chehrenama
Specializes in Neurology
Many reasons : Sleep hygiene is one factor. It may be that you have changed your routine and or your diet. Salty food has been noted to cause insomnia , as well as h... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahan Chehrenama
Specializes in Neurology
Possibly : A concussion typically causes feeling dazed, headaches, impaired balance and slowed thinking. The weight of an object is not the only variable. It dep... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahan Chehrenama
Specializes in Neurology
Yes: The pudendal nerve can be injured during radical hysterectomy.
A female asked:
Dr. Mahan Chehrenama
Specializes in Neurology
Symptom dependent: The location of epidural blocks should correspond to the area of referred pain. It is certainly plausible that the treating physician did not feel tha... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahan Chehrenama
Specializes in Neurology
Hydrate and exercise: You may have orthostatic hypotension or possibly a variant of POTS ( postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome). Both tend to respond to hydration, an... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahan Chehrenama
Specializes in Neurology
Postural dizziness : Dizziness that worsens with sitting up or standing and improves with fluids can be called Orthostatic or postural dizziness. Commonly it's due to dehy... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahan Chehrenama
Specializes in Neurology
Yes. : It is potentially safe to use all of these meds for severe depression and anxiety disorders. The pregabalin and trazadone are both sedating, so you ha... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahan Chehrenama
Specializes in Neurology
A bug?: This is a very unusual description and it appears to be present rarely over past few years. Fluttering should not be a sensation within the ear. Vibra... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahan Chehrenama
Specializes in Neurology
Blood Pressure chang: Commonly blood pressure changes occur with changes in posture. You should make sure to be well hydrated and check your blood pressure and heart rate i... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahan Chehrenama
Specializes in Neurology
Seizure?: It is certainly possible that you may be experiencing involuntary body movements from a seizure disorder. If there is a family history and or if you a... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahan Chehrenama
Specializes in Neurology
Yes and no: Stress can lead to insomnia and that can lead to exacerbation of a physiological tremor as well as essential tremor and poor seizure control. Alternat... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mahan Chehrenama
Specializes in Neurology
No need to worry: Awakening with tingling in hands is typically related to pinching of nerves in certain positions (Peripheral entrapment or carpal tunnel syndrome). Th... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahan Chehrenama
Specializes in Neurology
Variable : Not all bumps, blows or jolts to the head or body lead to concussions. Headache is a symptom of either impact to the head/skull or the jolt to the bra... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mahan Chehrenama
Specializes in Neurology
Chronic or acute? : If these symptoms are chronic and paroxysmal, recurring with your noted triggers above, then most likely you have exertional headaches. These headache... Read More

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Last year you helped me so much as my best friend and I were on holidays at Egypt and she suddenly got sick ill and I didn't know what it could be and what to do I am still so grateful to you God bles...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr.Chehrenama for you interesting and excellent detailed answer best regards from England UK.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thankyou for your advice it's really appreciated and helped put my mind at rest.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for the advice, I needed a second opinion to ensure proper diagnosis.

Education & Training

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Most Influential, Second Place, Virginia - Spring
2017
Thought Leader, Third Place, the Arlington Region - Spring
2017
Top Doctor, Second Place, Virginia - Spring
2017
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