Headache ultrasound is an efficient way to find the cause of headaches on Miami patients. Using high-pitched sound waves, it is possible to develop precise diagnostic images of areas like the head, neck, and even the heart. This helps us identify problems that contribute to headache pain.
The Miami Headache Institute in South Florida offers all the following ultrasound-based tests and procedures:
Echocardiography is a specialized ultrasound technique specifically used to diagnose the heart. All of the major structures of the heart can be observed in detail within just a few seconds. This helps uncover issues with blood flow and heart structure that can cause chronic headache pain among residents of Miami and South Florida.
An echocardiogram test provides insight into the overall function of your heart, including its walls, chambers, vital arteries, and other structures. It is often suggested as a diagnostic tool for those who are already known to suffer from high blood pressure or other cardiovascular complications.
Extra-cranial Carotid Doppler
Carotid Doppler is the name given to the advanced sound-based test used to diagnose the carotid artery. This artery is located in the neck and helps provide the brain’s blood supply. The external carotid artery, by contrast, supplies blood to the face, scalp, and neck.
Narrowing or blockage of the carotid artery can lead to a variety of headache symptoms. Pain may be intermittent or it may be persistent and grow worse over time. Issues such as cholesterol make it more likely that the carotid artery is not functioning to the fullest.
Many of the most severe and critical headache disorders begin with problems in the head and brain. With the transcranial Doppler, doctors can measure the flow and velocity of blood in the vital blood vessels within the brain. Damage to these vessels can lead to severe headaches and stroke.
Neuro-fascial hydro-dissection is a sophisticated headache treatment using ultrasound guidance. The purpose is to achieve release of nerves that are damaged or compressed (“entrapped.”) This is done through precise injection of a therapeutic fluid under ultrasound guidance.
Hydro-dissection typically focuses on the nerves of the head, face, neck, and shoulders. That said, it can be used virtually anywhere in the body when headache pain is “referred” from other problem areas. Injection causes nerves to “reset,” which can end the pain cycle.
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In Miami, Florida and throughout the Sunshine State, the Miami Headache Institute has the top team of specialists in headache care. To learn more or set your appointment, contact us today. We will be glad to help you achieve lasting headache relief.
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