Getting the Right Diagnosis | The Cluster Headache Support Group

Getting the Right Diagnosis

For cluster headache, the average time from onset of symtpoms to accurate diagnosis is 8 years. Unbelieveable, right?

Possible reasons:

  • Seeking help from the wrong type of doctor may result in an inaccurate diagnosis.
  • Having more than one type of headache disorder my confuse the diagnostic picture.
  • Insurance barriers may slow or prevent access to the right type of doctor.

Whatever the reason, it is important to get the right diagnosis as quickly as possible. Given the hundreds of possible headache disorders, that can be challenging, even for the most skilled doctor. Take a look at these common headache diagnoses to understand the complexity.


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