Headache specialist in Mumbai

A headache is an ache or pain occurring anywhere in the face, neck or head. Headaches can range across the intensity spectrum from mild, tolerable pain to severe pain that prohibits daily activities. Headaches are one of the most commonly experienced causes of pain. They can be occasional, recurrent or chronic in frequency. Very often pain in the muscles of your jaw, TMJ, and teeth can aggravate headaches.

According to The International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD), there are four types of primary headaches:

  • Migraines
  • Tension-type headaches
  • Cluster headaches
  • Other primary headaches sensed in the cranial nerves

A migraine is a neurological condition which can be associated with a rage of symptoms and can be quite debilitating. Common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to sound, and increased sensitivity to light. It is usually moderate to severe in intensity. It has a varied etiology with a number of triggers.

This is the most commonly occurring type of primary headache. Up to nine out of ten adults will have experienced a tension-type headache in their lifetime. A tension-type headache usually presents as pain of varying intensity in the head, face and neck, often described as a feeling of tightness or pressure or band around the forehead.

This is a rare primary headache that affects only 0.1% of the population. Men in their late 20's are mostly affected. The piercing pain is felt in the eye region, typically on only one side of the face without changing sides. A cluster headache usually lasts between 30 and 90 minutes, but can occur for up to three hours. They are often recurrent, happening regularly at the same time of day or night. Many people who suffer from cluster headaches report between one to three headaches per day during an active cluster period.

Diagnosis And Treatment

If you suffer from frequent headaches, finding out the type of headache causing the majority of symptoms is a critical part of treating the underlying causes of the pain. The diagnostic procedure by headache specialist in Mumbai involves a detailed history taking, physical examination and laboratory testing as required.

The treatment is decided based on the type of headache, patient’s medical history and is tailored according to the patient’s needs and preference. Contact us to book your appointment today with the best doctor for migraine in Mumbai.