HEADACHE AND DIZZINESS: MEETING POINTS
Vadym Biloshytsky. Kyiv, Ukraine
Headache and dizziness belong to the most frequently encountered complaints in neurological practice. Like a headache, dizziness is a symptom that has many etiologies. A combination of headache and dizziness can make the diagnostic process difficult, sometimes extremely.
The most common conditions in which dizziness and headache overlap include vestibular migraine, migraine with orthostatic intolerance and cervicogenic headache with cervically mediated dizziness to name a few. In pain clinic, where patients with headache are treated, their management according to the headache treatment guidelines and protocols can significantly relieve the associated symptoms, such as dizziness and vertigo. Other patients may require special additional investigations and referrals. In any case, peripheral vestibular syndromes should be properly excluded.
Features of diagnosis and treatment of the above conditions, and certain other entities that can cause both headache and dizziness will be reviewed in the lecture.