We, at Agrim take headache very seriously. Our institute has headache experts who are trained in headache management for most severe, chronic and intractable headache disorders. The headaches are of two major types – the Primary and Secondary headaches, About 90% of headaches are primary and are usually not serious in nature – even if they are very severe. The diagnosis is made by talking to the patient and examining him. Usually investigations like CT scan and MRI are not needed to confirm the diagnosis of most primary headaches like migraine and tension type headache, however they might be ordered to rule out more serious causes of headache. Agrim Institute of Neurosciences can take care of all types of headaches, varying from simple tension type headaches to extremely severe chronic migraines, neuralgias
Various types of headaches taken care of at our centre include the following (Not all inclusive).
- Benign intracranial hypertension
- Cluster headaches
- Complicated migraine
- Glossopharyngeal neuralgia
- Hemicrania continua
- Migraine – and all its subtypes
- Tension headache
- Trigeminal neuralgia
The centre for headache is equipped with a state of the art 3 T MRI, A Biplane DSA lab, Cyber knife, and a fully equipped Operation theatre for secondary causes of headaches for headaches because of tumours aneurysmsor arteriovenous malformations. Radiofrequency ablation and ganglion blocks can be carried out in the Biplane DSA lab with extreme precision.
For complicated and complex primary headaches, biofeedback, psychoanalysis, and detoxification treatment is offered. Botox injections are routinely used for chronic migraine, for which the centre has the maximum experience in the country. The headache specialists at Agrim have innovated botox injection techniques for trigeminal neuralgias. Our pain experts can take care of most severe neuralgias by nerve blocks and radiofrequency ablations. Our centre is one of the very few centres in the world where cyber knife is used as a treatment option for trigeminal neuralgias.The centre is capable of using occipital nerve and sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation for exceptional severe migraines and clusture headache.