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Can neurologists help with TMJ headaches?

Can neurologists help with TMJ headaches?

Depends on diagnosis: You have to know, if possible, if the headaches are due to a tmj/tmd cause. I often get referrals from neurologists in my community because their treatment is delivering the desired results. But I have also referred patients to neurologists. Need to work together! ...Read more

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Dr. Chirag Patel
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Neurology is a field of study in which a person studies the brain, the spinal cord, the nerves, their functions, and their diseases. A doctor who specializes in brain, spinal cord, and nerve disorders ...Read more


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Will I need to see a neurologist if I have acute headaches?

Will I need to see a neurologist if I have acute headaches?

See your doctor 1st.: I'd suggest starting out by seeing your regular doctor, who can diagnose and treat most of the common headache causes. If your doctor is unable to find the cause, or if it's a cause best treated by a neurologist, your doctor can refer you to one. ...Read more

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Have had headache 4 six days now going to neurologist monday scared what could it be?

Have had headache 4 six days now going to neurologist monday scared what could it be?

Relax: Most of us are concerned and supportive practitioners, (not weird monsters!). Most likely your headache will be quite benign, such as migraine, tension, or perhaps sinus or jaw. Rare that headache is due to tumor. The doctor will take a history, do exam, may get films, and likely prescribe a medicine. You will be helped. ...Read more

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I wake up with headaches pretty much every day. What can I do to end that? I asked my neurologist and he did not know why that happens.

I wake up with headaches pretty much every day. What can I do to end that? I asked my neurologist and he did  not know why that happens.

Osteopath: Twenties female who wakes w. Headaches not understood by neurologist should study muscle tension in neck muscles, especially superior trapezium. Pinch of these superior shoulder muscles might find one with greater size. If one is thicker ; tender this might indicate chronic one-sided head tilt ; associated muscle spasm. Underlying spinal scoliosis can explain. Best doctor to discern is osteopath. ...Read more

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I see neurologist soonest available in 2weeks. Daily headache upon waking, more severe daily and last all day unless laying down. Can't take anymore?

Rebound Headaches: This situation is extremely common. The term rebound headaches describes daily headaches caused the over doing Aspirin and other head ache medications. Head aches often resolve once these medications are discontinued. ...Read more

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Is the only way to treat cluster headaches to go to a neurologist?

Is the only way to treat cluster headaches to go to a neurologist?

A neurologist can: diagnose your cluster headaches and treat. Consult w/him/her and also consider things like biofeedback and clinical hypnosis w/self-hypnosis training. Food sensitivity lab testing may also be helpful. Peace and good health. See www.relaxationresponse.org ...Read more

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Neurologists message me i need solutions to a migraine headache on one side of the head?

Neurologists message me i need solutions to a migraine headache on one side of the head?

Depends: In a 20-year-old woman, migraine (status migrainosus) is the most common cause of prolonged unilateral headache, but if you're not someone who gets migraines, other diagnoses such as hemicrania continua should be considered. Feel free to give me a call if you'd like to talk, www.healthtap.com/drnathanielschuster ...Read more

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My PCP told me I have clinical headaches because my headaches are always different I am going to see a Neurologist but I am very concerned?

My PCP told me I have clinical headaches because my headaches are always different I am going to see a Neurologist but I am very concerned?

Keep a headache log: There are many types of headaches and many reasons for each type. Your primary care physician has taken the important step of referring you to a neurologist. It would be helpful for you to keep a "headache calendar" by noting down the frequency, duration, location, characteristics, and intensity of your headaches, along with associated symptoms. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/headache.html ...Read more

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I have been struggling with migraine headaches and was told to see a neurologist but don't have any health insurance how much does one cost?

Neuro: This is very variable. Some will allow for payment plans, some require up. Front payments. Average consultation i would estimate $150-$200. ...Read more

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I have a dilemma. My headaches are not getting better. My school NP thinks its cluster HAs but my neurologist think its migraines. I really need help?

I have a dilemma. My headaches are not getting better. My school NP thinks its cluster HAs but my neurologist think its migraines. I really need help?

Ready for Diary?: Hello there again young lady. I so hate to see you suffer like this and want you to know that I Believe all it would take to establish a good diagnosis to prove to both your NP and neurologist what type of headache you have is to fill out this document. Be happy to send you another one. We set up a date to review it and you are off and running. Write me. You know where I am. ...Read more

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I hit my head 5 days ago. Initially had no symtpms and neurologist ruled out sth serious. However now I am experiencing headaches, should I be worried?

I hit my head 5 days ago. Initially had no symtpms and neurologist ruled out sth serious. However now I am experiencing headaches, should I be worried?

Possible concussion: Initial evaluation may be negative after Concussion which is why close monitoring and reevaluation are highly recommended. Please, contact your doctor for proper follow up and management. ...Read more

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My neurologist put me on topamax (topiramate) for my headaches & pains i get but i don't think they r miagranes cuz it's a all day everyday pain miagranes isn't it?

My neurologist put me on topamax (topiramate) for my headaches & pains i get but i don't think they r miagranes cuz it's a all day everyday pain miagranes isn't it?

Talk with dr: Talk with your doctor about why you were put on topomax. Ask what he or she thinks your diagnosis is. If the doctor does not satisfy you, consider a second opinion. ...Read more

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Why doesn't my doctors office take my daily headaches seriously? They refuse to refer me to a Neurologist.

Why doesn't my doctors office take my daily headaches seriously? They refuse to refer me to a Neurologist.

Answer..: Most people with headaches are afraid of three things: brain tumors, stroke or hemorrhage, high blood pressure. In most cases, a thorough physical exam should eliminate these possibilities. Finally, none of these conditions will cause daily headaches with getting much worse in a few days. Nevertheless, requests for consults should usually be honored. ...Read more

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What would an appointment with a neurologist about headaches be like? Mri already done. Headaches since childhood

What would an appointment with a neurologist about headaches be like? Mri already done. Headaches since childhood

Low stress: She or he will take a history of your headaches and any other medical conditions. Then a physical and neurological exam. After recommendations for more tests and/or treatment. ...Read more

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Daughter has headaches every day. Neurologist said they are migraines. OTC meds don't work. What can I do to help her?

Daughter has headaches every day. Neurologist said they are migraines. OTC meds don't work. What can I do to help her?

Treat the cause : We treat migraines by treating the cause. It can be caused by allergies. Please visit us at www.ehacstl.com to see how we help patients with headaches. Then we can talk Medicines only cover up symptoms ...Read more