Can a neurologist help with migraines? How can a neurologist help with migraine? Neurologists specialize in disorders of the nervous system, including the brain. Migraine is a neurological disorder. A neurologist can help make an accurate diagnosis of migraine, as well as rule out any other potential neurological condition that may cause similar symptoms.
What do I tell my neurologist about migraines? Explain your pain.
Be prepared to tell them what your headache feels like, where the pain is on your head, how long it lasts, when the issues happen, and if you know any possible triggers. You may want to keep a headache diary so that you can track these things. Bring it to your appointment for reference.
Do neurologists handle headaches? “Patients should see a neurologist for any headache that is disabling,” McLauchlin said. “This applies to you if you have to stop what you are doing and lie down during a headache.” If your headaches cause pain in other areas or if the pain is on only one side of the head, you may need to see a neurologist.
What should I ask my neurologist for migraines?
- How can I pinpoint what triggers my headache?
- What should I keep track of in a headache diary?
- Could any of my medicines (such as birth control pills) be making my migraine headaches worse?
- Is there a chance my migraine symptoms might go away in a few years?