Headache

Advanced Center For Neurology & Headache

Neurologists located in Valencia, CA & Lancaster, CA

Headaches take a significant toll on everyday life. Advanced Center for Neurology and Headache, provides access to the most advanced and effective treatments for headaches in Valencia, California. Rely on board-certified neurologist Yuvraj Grewal, MD, and the team to recommend the right combination of medications, lifestyle changes, and self-help remedies. Call today or book a consultation online.

Headache Q & A

What are the types of headaches?

Headaches come in several forms, such as:

  • Tension: brought on by tightness in your head or facial muscles
  • Inflammatory: due to swollen blood vessels producing inflammation and pain 
  • Traction: brought on by injuries, computer work, or eye strain 

Another common type is a vascular headache, which is a migraine or cluster headache.

When should I see a doctor about my headache?

If headaches are a routine occurrence, keep a record of your attacks. Note how long they last and what you did to help relieve your symptoms. 

Then make an appointment with the team at Advanced Center for Neurology and Headache to discuss your headache. If you have a history of headaches, also contact them if the pattern of your headaches changes or your headache suddenly feels different.

Seek emergency care or see the team at Advanced Center for Neurology and Headache immediately if you experience any of the following signs and symptoms:

  • An abrupt, severe headache like a thunderclap
  • Headache accompanied by a fever, stiff neck, mental confusion, seizures, or double vision
  • Headache after a head injury
  • A chronic headache that worsens after coughing, exertion, straining, or sudden movement
  • New headache pain if you’re older than 50

These signs may be a red flag for a more serious medical problem.

Do I need special tests for a headache?

It depends on the results of your exam and the symptoms you discussed with your provider. In some cases, your provider recommends:

  • Imaging tests, such as an MRI or CT scan
  • A spinal tap 

These tests help to rule out serious underlying problems that may be causing your headaches.

How are headaches treated?

The team at Advanced Center for Neurology and Headache suggests an appropriate treatment plan based on your type of headache. You may benefit from medications to reduce the frequency and severity of your condition. 

If a particular treatment hasn’t worked for you in the past, talk to your practitioner about trying a different headache prescription. A combination of appropriate, effective medications, self-help remedies, and lifestyle changes may make a big difference in relieving your headache symptoms.

Get the relief you deserve today. Call or book a consultation online.