Neurology is a branch of medicine that includes the diagnosis, analysis, and treatment of spinal, brain, and nerve disorders.
At Burjeel Hospital Sharjah our highly skilled neurologists utilize cutting-edge technology to assess, diagnose, and treat common ailments such as epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, brain aneurysms, strokes, congenital conditions, and so forth. Our specialists take all medical factors into account before recommending an appropriate line of treatment. Advanced cases might require neurosurgery.
A Neurologist can identify the cause of the symptoms you are experiencing and can create a treatment plan accordingly for your neurological concern. Motor skills, mental condition, vision, speech, strength, sensation , reflexes balance are all assessed before he concludes on a treatment plan. Neurologists and neurosurgeons work closely together for several conditions, sometimes even in the operating room together.
When to visit a neurologist
Neurosurgery, or neurological surgery, is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, surgical treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, central and peripheral nervous system, and cerebrovascular system. Dependent upon the nature of the injury or disease a neurological surgeon may provide surgical and/or non-surgical care.
Don’t ignore symptoms like:
Frequent headaches can reduce your productivity and deplete your quality of life. Our Headache Clinic experts treat and diagnose several types of headaches right from migraines to tension headaches, suggesting long-term solutions to relieve chronic pain. Every person is different; hence each line of treatment is tailor-made for you.
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In 2013, the. Many people suffer from headaches, and thus the International Headache Society released its latest classification system for headache to make a more specific diagnosis as to the type of headache a patient has, and allow better and more effective options for treatment.
There are three major categories of headache based upon the source of the pain.
What causes headaches?
Migraine headache is caused by inflammation or irritation of structures that surround the brain or affect its function. Systemic illnesses, including infection or dehydration, can have associated headache. These are known as toxic headache. Changes in circulation and blood flow or trauma can also cause headache.
What are primary headaches?
Primary headaches include migraine, tension, and cluster headaches, as well as a variety of other less common types of headaches.
Men, Women or children. Who are affected the most?
Fact 1: Tension headaches are the most common type of primary headache. Tension headaches occur more commonly among women than men.
Fact 2: Migraine headaches are the second most common type of primary headache. Migraine headaches affect children as well as adults.
Fact 3: Before puberty, boys and girls are affected equally by migraine headaches, but after puberty, more women than men are affected.
What are secondary headaches?
Secondary headaches are those that are due to an underlying structural or infectious problem in the head or neck. This is a very broad group of medical conditions ranging from dental pain from infected teeth or pain from an infected sinus, to life-threatening conditions like bleeding in the brain or infections like encephalitis or meningitis.
What are cranial neuralgias, facial pain, and other headaches?
Neuralgia means nerve pain .Cranial neuralgia describes inflammation of one of the 12 cranial nerves coming from the brain that control the muscles and carry sensory signals (such as pain) to and from the head and neck. It affects cranial nerve V the sensory nerve that supplies the face and can cause intense facial pain when irritated or inflamed.
Signs & Symptoms of Migraine headache
Signs and symptoms of tension headaches
Signs & symptoms of Cluster headaches
Fact: Cluster headaches are headaches that come in groups (clusters) separated by pain-free periods of months or years. A patient may experience a headache on a daily basis for weeks or months and then be pain-free for years. This type of headache affects men more frequently. They often begin in adolescence but can extend into middle age.
Cluster headaches also:
If an individual is in a susceptible period for cluster headache, cigarette smoking, alcohol, and some foods (for example, chocolate, and foods high in nitrites like smoked meats) also are potential causes for headache.
When should you consult a doctor?
Seek medical care if the headache is:
How is Botox used to treat migraine?
Botox is injected around pain fibers that are involved in headaches. Botox enters the nerve endings around where it is injected and blocks the release of chemicals involved in pain transmission. This prevents activation of pain networks in the brain.
Does Botox for migraines also help with wrinkles?
Botox for migraines can have the same aesthetic effect that cosmetic Botox has.
How often can you get Botox for migraines?
You'll get several shots of Botox around your head and neck once every 12 weeks to dull or prevent migraine headaches. You may need 30 to 40 shots in all, and you'll get an equal number on each side of your head. If you have migraine pain in one particular spot, you may need more shots there.
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