I am Dr. Aditya S Bhati, Neurosurgeon. Today I will be talking about a headache. As you all know that headache is a common element one suffers in day to day life. There are different causes of headache. One of the most common cause is a tension headache. Other causes could be cluster headache, migraine. If the headache is associated with symptoms like it is constantly present, early morning headache and relieved by vomiting or blurring of the vision, speech disturbances, weakness of the limb, then one must consult neurosurgeon immediately. Then accordingly, he will suggest CT scan. Initially, CT scan followed by MRI if required then it will be dealt with accordingly.
The neurological causes of headache because of the tumor, infection. Management of the headache depends upon the cause of the headache. If it is migraine, chronic headache, cluster headache can be managed with medications. They don't show up CT and MRI. This is a clinical based diagnosis. Neurosurgical problems which involve traumatic brain injury which causes headache or tumor or any other infectious diseases. They will be dealt with accordingly. When someone is diagnosed with neurological causes of headaches as I told earlier, as I described you earlier then one must immediately consult a neurosurgeon for proper management.