Specialty Clinics Detail

Headache Clinic

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The Headache Clinic at Jaslok Hospital is a specialised department that focuses on diagnosing and treating various types of headaches. It was the first speciality clinic in the country catering to the needs of chronic headache patients, launched by the Department of Neurology, Jaslok Hospital in 1995. 

The clinic is staffed by a team of experienced healthcare professionals, including neurologists, pain management specialists, and nurses, who work collaboratively to provide patients with the best possible care.

The treatment starts with a diagnosis. After the initial detailed interview by the Consultant, and a thorough clinical examination which decides the type of headache and the need for appropriate further work-up, patients are then categorised into those needing prophylactic therapy and those whose headache can be managed by abortive treatment alone.

The principle of approach to the problem at the Headache Clinic is :

Make a proper diagnosis of the specific type of headache and the possible underlying cause encourage the use of specific anti-headache medications rather than habit-forming analgesics encourage acute treatment and lay more stress on preventive treatment. Give special advice regarding dietary restrictions and other headache-triggering factors. Offer psychological support wherever necessary. Give detailed advice regarding the various drugs prescribed

The clinic uses the latest diagnostic techniques like EEG, CT/MRI scan and SPECT Scan to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the patient.  

In addition to providing high-quality medical care, the Headache Clinic also plays an important role in educating patients about their condition and empowering them to manage their symptoms. Patients receive detailed information about their diagnosis, treatment options, and self-care strategies to prevent or reduce the severity of headaches. The clinic also provides resources such as support groups, educational materials, and referrals to other healthcare professionals as needed.

The clinic is committed to staying at the forefront of research and innovation in the field of headache medicine. The team participates in ongoing clinical trials and research studies to advance the understanding of headaches and develop new treatment options for patients. This commitment to research and education ensures that patients receive the most up-to-date and effective treatments available.

The Headache Clinic at Jaslok Hospital provides compassionate, comprehensive care for patients with headaches. With a focus on accurate diagnosis, personalised treatment, and patient education, the clinic helps patients manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. The team's commitment to research and innovation ensures that patients have access to the latest advances in headache medicine, making the Headache Clinic an invaluable resource for patients seeking relief from this common and often debilitating condition.

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