Approaching Your Doctor About Your Headache
As I always recommend for conditions that are uncommon or, at least, not commonly diagnosed,
do your research. Spend time looking for information about your headache. When you find information
pertinent to your specific case, print it out. Highlight the information that resonates with you.
If you find that your headaches fit into the cervicogenic profile, make an appointment with your health
care provider to discuss this. When you schedule the appointment, be sure to ask for
a consultation so you have adequate time to talk without either of you feeling rushed.
Bring copies of your printed information that you can give them along with a list of your particular
symptoms and experiences. This helps keep the consultation on track. It’s also helpful if you know
which direction you’d like to go for treatment.
Be sure your information is from a reputable source that your health care provider is probably familiar.
If your practitioner seems skeptical, give them time to digest this new information and do their own research,
and make another consultation appointment.
No practitioner can know everything. If they are not willing to listen, look for another practitioner.
Remember, this is your body, and you deserve the best care you can get, but it is your responsibility to take
proactive steps to get the care you need.