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HEADACHE

Headaches and Other Neurologic Problems

Headaches are common complaints in emergency rooms and urgent care centers.  There are a variety of reasons people experience headaches, some of which can suggest a serious problem.

Some common causes of headaches include:

  • subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • migraine headache
  • cluster headaches
  • tension headache
  • sinusitis
  • medication withdrawal
  • vision trouble
  • dehydration

Common symptoms related to headaches for which you should seek treatment include:

  • fever with a headache
  • fever with a rash and headache
  • nausea and vomiting
  • headache that comes on suddenly and is severe
  • worst headache of your life
  • vertigo/dizziness
  • weakness/stroke-like symptoms
  • numbness or tingling of arms or legs
  • hearing or vision changes
  • abnormal behavior

***IF YOU HAVE WEAKNESS, FACIAL DROOP, DIFFICULTY TALKING OR WALKING***
CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY

SEVERE SYMPTOMS?

We’re available Sunday-Thursday, 10AM-10PM and Friday-Saturday 11AM-11PM

EVALUATION OF YOUR HEADACHE SYMPTOMS

Your emergency doctor will obtain a complete physical and history to determine what is required to diagnose the cause of your symptoms.  This may include:

Bloodwork:

  • CBC
  • CMP
  • lactate
  • CT head
  • lumbar puncture

TREATMENT OF YOUR HEADACHE OR SYMPTOMS

While evaluation is being undertaken to determine the cause of your headache your symptoms may be controlled with IV fluids and medications.  Once you have improved and it is determined that you will not need further work-up or admission we will help arrange plans for follow up and determine any treatments required for home.  Should you require admission to the hospital we will arrange this at your hospital of choice.


If you are experiencing headache pain and you can safely come to ER Specialists, we would love to help you.  If you are alone or have any doubt about getting to our facility safely, or, believe you are experiencing a medical emergency please call 911. 

CALL WITH HEADACHE QUESTIONS

(719) 522-2727

Our staff is ready for you Sunday-Thursday from 10:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. and Friday and Saturday 11:00 A.M.- 11:00 P.M.

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