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
- medication withdrawal
- vision trouble
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
- 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
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:
- 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
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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