Headache is one of the most common condition suffered by the humans. Headaches can be of many kinds and can have more than 200 underlying reasons. Dehydration which is the cause of `Hangover Headache' and occurs in the morning after a drinking binge can be easily cured by having lots of water. Headaches can also be caused by Stress or Tension and can be due to physical factors like weak eyesight or high blood pressure. Most of the patients who rush to a neurologist for the treatment of headache or migraine are not doing the right thing. If the headache is caused by tension then a psychiatrist would be best for treating it, while for high BP you should be heading to a physician and for weak eyesight it should be an ophthalmologist.
For any kind of headache you must first see a physician who would do a simple Blood Pressure testing followed by eye testing. If both are normal then the further tests are to be done and then the cause of headache has to be determined. The role of neurologist in the treatment of headache comes at a later stage when all the other doctors have failed to either diagnose the cause or treat the disease. Just like Fever, Headache can also be a symptom for another disease which is somewhere else in the body. In such cases taking pain medication for headache would suppress the symptom and the correct diagnosis would not be made until it is too late. Taking self medication for headache must be avoided at all costs and a physician should be consulted for any kind of headache which is recurrent in nature. For Hangover Headache just drink 3-4 glasses of water and try avoiding binge drinking in the future.
For treatment of Headache it is extremely important to first identify the cause of Headache. If the Headache is caused due to High Blood Pressure then BP medication which brings the blood pressure to normal levels will treat the headache. If the headache is due to weak eye sight then using glasses would make the headache disappear. If the headache is due to blocked sinuses then the treatment by ENT specialist either through medicines or surgery would make you allright. Since headaches can be caused by more than 200 reasons, it is extremely important to find the underlying reason for headache. The headache can be caused by tumour in the brain, any kind of disease in the neck region or even gastrointestinal issues. Once the routine investigations like BP measurement and eye checkup are done then the best investigation for finding out any kind of problem in the brain is either a CT Scan or preferably an MRI Scan of the Brain. The cost of MRI is high but gives you the peace of mind ruling out any kind of tumour in the brain. Once this is ruled out then your doctor would start investigating other causes and for that either MRI of the Cervical Spine or ultrasound of the abdomen could be done.
Once the root cause of the headache is established then your doctor would treat the main problem either through medication or surgery whatever the case maybe and once that is done then the headache would be automatically cured. The doctors involved in the treatment of headache might by a physician, ENT Specialist, Ophthalmologist, Neurologist or a Gastroenterologist.
For any kind of headache you must first head to a physician who is able to establish the root cause of your headache with clinical acumen rather than going for a battery of tests. Dr Suresh V Sharma is one such physician with more than 45 years of experience who would be bang on target without much ado in most of the cases. If the headache is caused due to blocked sinuses then you may be referred to Dr Priyanjana Acharya Sharma, ENT Specialist and if it is due to weak eyesight then you may be referred to Dr Garg for its treatment. If the headache is caused due to neurological condition then your best bet would be Dr Sumit Singh who is considered as one of the biggest authority on Headaches and Migraine in India. Dr Sumit Singh got his medical training and bulk of the experience from the most premier medical institute in India - All India Institute of Medical Sciences and has done path breaking research in this field which acts as the guiding light for most of the doctors who are treating Headache and Migraine in India.
The cost of treating Headache lies in the field of diagnosing the underlying cause. The primary consultation with a physician may cost you Rs. 500 - 1000 and no tests might be required. However if an MRI Scan is required then it may cost you Rs. 7000 - 10000. Once the root cause of the disease is established then the cost of the treatment would be depending on that disease which may require medical management or surgery. Recurrent Headaches can be lowering your productivity and quality of life so no amount of money is too much to get rid of these persistent headaches.
Our hospitals are located in the northern part of India in and around New Delhi. We bring to you some of the finest hospitals in India which specialize in the field of Neurology and Neurosurgery. Fortis Hospital, Paras Hospital, Artemis Hospital, Max Hospital and Medanta Medicity are all located in the city of Gurgaon which is just 20 minutes drive from the New Delhi airport. Hospital like BLK, Max and Apollo are located in the city of New Delhi which is about 40 minutes drive from the airport. Gurgaon is considered as the Mecca of Indian Healthcare as you can find the best doctors and hospitals all within a distance of 4-5 kms from each other.
MRI is the backbone of any good Neurological hospital. We have the latest 3 Tesla MRI Scanner for providing the best in class diangostic results. Other diagnostic tools at our disposal include CT Scan, PET CT Scan, Video EEG, EMG, NCV, Sleep Study, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler, Mammography, DEXA Scan, Digital X-Ray and Pathology Lab. We have state of art Intensive Care Units to take care of the most sick patients. The hospitals have fully modular operation theatres equipped with high precision microscopes to carry out the most complex of the brain surgeries with excellent outcomes.
Our team of neurologists include some of the finest names in the world of Neurology like Dr Praveen Gupta, Dr Sumit Singh, Dr Vikas Sharma, Dr Namit Gupta, Dr J.D.Mukherji, Dr Kapil Aggarwal, Dr Rakesh Jain, Dr Sunil Singla, Dr Rajnish Kumar, Dr Rajiv Anand, Dr Mayank Chawla and Dr Satish Jain. While Dr Praveen Gupta is considered as an authority on stroke patients, Dr Sumit Singh has vast experience in the management of all kinds of Headaches and Migraine. Dr Namit Gupta is considered an authority when it comes to diseases like Epilepsy and Parkinsons.
Dr Praveen Gupta is Director of Neurology at Fortis Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Sumit Singh is the Director of Neurology at Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Namit Gupta is Consultant Neurology at Max Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Rajnish Kumar is Consultant Neurology at Paras Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr JD Mukherji is Consultant Neurology at Max Hospital, New Delhi
Dr Kapil Aggarwal is Consultant Neurologist at Gurgaon
This patient in India was suffering from Diabetic Neuropathy but could not consult a Neurologist before 6 months so the patient came to India and recovered fully in just 15 days. Watch the video above to know the full story.
In this video you would see the patients from several countries sharing their experiences about treatment in Indian Hospitals for all kinds of conditions. Watch the video to know what to expect when you come to India.
This is the story of a Bangldeshi Patient who was shot in the neck in line of duty and got complete quadriplegia due to the injury. Watch the video to see the amazing recovery due to the treatment provided in India.