To properly diagnose a headache, physical and neurological exams are usually necessary. During the physical examination, your pain specialist will look for symptoms that include:
Other tests can be used to diagnose the source of certain headaches:
- Blood chemistry and urinalysis tests can help determine a number of medical conditions that can cause headaches, including diabetes, thyroid problems and infections.
- CT scans and MRIs can be used to evaluate certain parts of the brain that may be causing headaches
An eye pressure test can help rule out glaucoma or pressure on the optic nerve as a cause of headaches
At PMIR Medical Center, we understand that pain is a complex condition that affects the whole person—body, mind and spirit. We provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to treatment, customizing the most effective treatment plans for our patients and empowering them to become a collaborative partner in their recovery process.
At PMIR, headache treatment begins by treating the underlying disease or condition that is causing the headache, if applicable.
Our treatment options for headache include: