neurology

Tension-Type Headaches (TTH)

Tension-Type Headaches (TTH)

Tension Type Headache is one of the primary headache types, most people with tension type headaches do not seek medical attention unless the headache becomes more frequent as in chronic tension type headache.

Headache: Primary vs Secondary

Headache: Primary vs Secondary

Headache is a term used to describe any discomfort above the shoulders, so it typically includes the head and face.  It is a symptom, not a diagnosis. “Headache” is the broader umbrella term under which primary and secondary headaches fall. These subcategories can then be further divided.   

A Passion for Headache & Facial Pain

A Passion for Headache & Facial Pain

Why did I pick neurology and specifically, headache medicine? 

In a nutshell, it is fascinating and there is a lot of good to be done, especially given that the headache and facial pain population is underserved with a paucity of doctors who have specific training in this area. 

The Road to Medicine

The Road to Medicine

So how did I get here? Well, how far back do you want to hear about? Okay, I’ll spare the details and fast forward to High School – where I had my very astute Latin teacher suggested (much to my dismay) that I should be a doctor.

Thinking I knew better back then, I totally disregard her comments. It’s not until college that I realize I’m destined to become a physician, very Timon-style (if you are at all familiar with The Lion King - if not you can watch the clip).