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12 Apr 2006

Headache, Eye problem
Sir,
My husband age is 31 years old and works as software engineer.He is having lots of work,most time he works in laptop and watch TV. My husband is suffering from back headache and eye problem.He went eye doctor,nuerologist doctor CT scan,blood test,blood pressure.Everything was normal.His doctor told to change glass and no problem is noted in any test.After that once again he took every test.Then also his test is normal.He is feeling one eye is becoming shorter something like that and frequently he is having headache.I am very confused what to tell him.He is eating properly food.His weight is corect.He is taking fish,carrot juice,salads lot for My age is 23 years old.We r not haing children.We both r very worried.We got recently married.Can u help me . We r staying in US( Texas- houston).Can u post some good doctors and advice me.Pls help me.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Meria,

I have visited many of the top headache clinics in the US, but unfortunately none of them are truly multidisciplinary, which is the only way to get a proper diagnosis and treatment. At all of them they try one drug after another.

To get to the root of the problem, you need what is called a “multidisciplinary assessment”. There are so many different structures in the head and neck, all of which can be involved in the headache process, that no single specialist can have all the knowledge necessary to make a comprehensive assessment and diagnosis. For instance, a neurologist will examine the brain and nervous system, a physiotherapist will look at the muscles, a dentist will examine the teeth etc. For this reason, the “multidisciplinary assessment” combines and integrates the expertise of different specialists who would normally treat headache patients in isolation, into a single more comprehensive body of knowledge. This assessment must include a thorough examination of the head and neck muscles to determine the presence of abnormal tension. This enables the different members of the team to provide a co-ordinated treatment plan, so that all the contributing factors are addressed.

We have had patients coming to us from all over the world, because they just can’t get the necessary treatment in their home countries. I know that this may be very difficult, but unless you come to South Africa for treatment, there is no-one that I know of in the US that I can send you to.

My e-mail address is drshevel@headclin.com – please contact me with pleasure if you need to talk.

This information has been supplied and checked by the multidisciplinary team of specialists at The Headache Clinic, in association with The International Headache Society and the South African Institute of Headache and Migraine Science. For consultation with these specialists, call The Headache Clinic (Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg) on 0861 678 911.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
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