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Is it time to see a Neurologist?

If headaches disrupt your life, you should seek treatment from a headache specialist or Neurologist. Headaches are very complex, with many possible causes and treatments. Primary care doctors are not in a good position to understand this complexity due to the fact that they see such a wide range of maladies. Migraine, sinus headaches, tension type headaches, rebound, cervicogenic, cluster, and autonomic cephalalgias require a neurologist. Sleep and sleep position is important in triggering headaches, and only a multidisciplinary headache center, with an accredited sleep disorders center, PT, and Imaging on site is likely to be able to take care of worsening or complicated headache syndromes.

Specialist treatment is crucial in seeking for immediate treatment & advice. Feel free to contact Headache & Migraine Clinic of Dr Winnie Lim Khoo, Adult Neurologist by emailing

A medical headache specialist or neurologist, can help differentiate a tension-type headache from a migraine, though even experts sometimes have difficulty differentiating the specific type of headache in, for instance, and migraine patient with a severe tension-type headache, or vice versa. But only a headache specialist, or a headache neurologist, is likely to suggest a comprehensive and multi-modal approach of both medication and non-medication therapies.

The neurologist will take a medical history and perform a physical examination. The doctor may want to rule out underlying medical problems that might be causing the headache. A computerized tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan can help rule out a tumor or an aneurysm.

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