Headaches are common, but they can be caused by a variety of reasons. Headaches, apart from being uncomfortable and painful, can sometimes be so debilitating that they hamper the daily routines of individuals. Sometimes, underlying and graver medical conditions may also trigger headaches. Because of that, it is imperative that the exact cause of a headache be diagnosed at the earliest and treated. At Houston Headache Institute, we have a range of advanced diagnostics procedures to achieve exactly this and aid you on your way to a painless life. The following are a few of the advanced diagnostics procedures that we utilize at our facility to analyze your case:
• Electroencephalography (EEG)
Although an EEG is not a conventional mode of assessing the cause of headaches, we have been successfully using it to eliminate seizure as a cause. Seizures are known to show symptoms exactly similar to those that occur during migraine attacks and/or other different forms of headaches.
• Ambulatory Electroencephalography (AEEG)
The AEEG is one of the most advanced diagnostics procedures that are in use today to ascertain the cause of headaches. In this method, the electrical activities in the brain are recorded minutely to find out if epilepsy or any other form of abnormal brain functioning is the cause behind a headache.
• Electromyography (EMG)
Amongst the various forms of advanced diagnostics procedures that we employ at our facility, the EMG is widely used to measure the amount of electrical activity going on inside nerves and muscles. The figures arrived at thus help us to detect the exact location of any tissue or nerve damage that may be causing a headache.
• Videonystagmography (VNG)
Sometimes neurological disorders may lie at the root of headaches and in such cases, treating the disorders cures the headaches or at least lessens their frequency and intensity. VNG is one of the most effective and widely used types of advanced diagnostics procedures that can detect neurological conditions like balance disorders.
Apart from the afore-mentioned advanced diagnostics procedures, we also carry out tests on the functions of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) and home sleep studies to evaluate medical conditions related to headaches and/or other neurological diseases. To know how advanced diagnostics can help your case, call us at 713-467-4082.