Alliance Medical Group To Present ‘Another Headache?’ Program

The Alliance Medical Group (AMG) will conduct a free “Another Headache?” educational program on Thursday, May 9 from 6:00 p. m. to 7:00 p. m. at the Hazleton Health & Wellness Center located at 50 Moisey Drive in Hazleton.

Join Dr. Shu Xu, a board-certified neurologist with Alliance Medical Group, as he discusses some of the most common causes of headaches, symptoms, and available treatment options. Dr. Xu will also provide information regarding the new Alliance Headache Clinic at the Hazleton Health & Wellness Center.

There are many types of headaches, such as tension, migraine and cluster, to name a few. In fact, there are approximately 200 different types of headaches.

Many times headaches can be experienced on a reoccurring basis. Headache is one of the most common medical problems. However, headache pain can be debilitating and can greatly impact a person’s quality of life.

Pre-registration is required. Visit www.ghha.organd register online through the Calendar of Events or call (570) 501-6204.

A patient should seek medical care if their headache is:

The “worst headache of your life.” This is the wording often used in textbooks as a cue for medical practitioners to consider the diagnosis of a subarachnoid hemorrhage due to a ruptured cerebral aneurysm. The amount of pain will often be taken in context with the appearance of the patient and other associated signs and symptoms.

Different than your usual headaches

Starts suddenly or is aggravated by exertion, coughing, bending over, or sexual activity

Associated with persistent nausea and vomiting

Associated with fever or stiff neck Associated with seizures

Associated with recent head trauma or a fall

Associated with changes in vision, speech, or behavior

Associated with weakness or change in sensation

Not responding to treatment and is getting worse

Requires more than the recommended dose of over-the-counter medications for pain

Disabling and interfering with work and quality of life