Finding cause of headaches can mean life or death

Headache is a frequent reason for people to come to the emergency department, where they seek relief from the pain and other associated symptoms.

My job is to make them feel better and consider the cause of their headaches. That means thinking about the most dangerous medical conditions that could be associated with a patient’s symptoms. The test that I order in the emergency department are focus on proving that the worst-case scenario is not the cause of the symptoms.

Read more from Dr. Erika Kube at the Columbus Dispatch…