Diagnosis and Treatment for Headaches and Migraines in Bethel Park, PA
Everyone suffers from a headache from time to time, whether from stress, sinus issues, or other causes. However, chronic or severe headaches are not normal and require medical investigation.
Headaches, known medically as cephalgia, can have myriad causes ranging from vascular (blood vessel) problems to muscle tension. Some headaches are innocuous, while others are a sign of a deeper issue. Additionally, headaches accompanied by the following symptoms always need medical evaluation:
- Severe pain
- Arm or leg weakness
- Trouble seeing, speaking, or walking
- Frequent dizziness
If your headaches occur frequently or cause severe pain, come see us at Neurology Specialists of Greater Pittsburgh. Dr. Ausi will perform a thorough evaluation to discover the cause of your headaches and offer appropriate treatment.
Migraines are a specific type of recurring headache and are usually accompanied by certain symptoms. These symptoms include:
- Sensitivity to light (photophobia)
- Sensitivity to sound (phonophobia)
- Intense pain
- Visual disturbances, such as seeing an “aura” around objects or light sources
Migraine sufferers may not have all of the above symptoms, but migraines always need professional investigation and diagnosis. There are several medications available for the treatment of migraines, and Dr. Ausi can help with a treatment plan that is right for you.
Don’t ignore headache pain and other symptoms. Make an appointment with Neurology Specialists of Greater Pittsburgh now by calling (412) 477-0245.