Treatment of headaches according to the elite Iranian Dr. Soheila Saami

Soheila Saami Aldoboni, an elite, young Iranian specialist and surgeon who was one of Professor Samii’s students.

Soheila Saami Aldoboni, consultant neurosurgeon from Germany, was born in Tehran and at the age of 36 has had more than 800 successful surgeries.

Different types of headaches

Types of pain in the head area can be divided into three categories:

Primary headache

Secondary headache

Cerebral neuralgia, facial pain and other types of headaches.

Common primary headaches include tension, cluster and migraine headaches, recurrent headaches. Recurrent headaches are a persistent type of headache caused by discontinuation of painkillers. In this case, the headache improves for a short time after taking painkillers, but recurs again.

How to get rid of a headache?

Rest and use of over-the-counter painkillers is the best home remedy for relieving tension headaches, which are the most common primary headache.

What do the headaches indicate?

Secondary headaches usually indicate an underlying injury or disease. For example, sinus headaches are considered as secondary headaches with increased sinus pressure or infection.

If the headache occurs for the first time, behavioral changes or symptoms such as fever, stiff neck, weakness, changes in sensation on one side of the body, changes in vision and vomiting, the person should see a neurologist. Because these cases can indicate a serious infection.

How are headaches categorized?

In 2013, the International Headache Society released its latest headache classification system. As many people suffer from headaches and in some cases, it is difficult to treat the headache, the international headache community expressed hope that this classification could help health professionals to more accurately diagnose the type of headache and choose specific and effective treatment options. The published guide in this field is very comprehensive and the International Headache Society recommends all doctors to refer to this guide for accurate diagnosis of the type of headache. As mentioned earlier, depending on the source of the pain, there are three main types of headaches: primary headaches, secondary headaches and cranial neuralgia, facial pain and other types of headaches. According to the information obtained, a person’s symptoms may be related to more than one type of headache or a person may suffer from two different types of headaches at the same time.

Neurosurgeons treat these types of disorders

A neurosurgeon treats many diseases that affect the brain, spine, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. Most of the activities of most neurosurgeons involve controlling the condition of a person with spinal disorders. The incidence of these disorders is much higher than brain disorders. Spinal cord disorders occur as a result of old age, injury, tumor, infection, or congenital malformation. Although most neurosurgeons can manage patients with spinal problems such as disc herniation and spinal stenosis, some neurosurgeons receive specialized training in the field of spine. Postgraduate education allows many neurosurgeons to treat more complex spinal disorders such as tumors and deformities of the spine. A neurosurgeon works with a general practitioner, emergency physician, neurologist, internal medicine physician, and family physician to treat patients with spinal disorders.