– Headache is one of the most common causes of patients seeking neurological care. According to the international classification of headaches, primary forms of GB are distinguished, that is, migraine, tension GB, trigeminal vegetative cephalalgia, other rare forms of primary GB – primary cough GB, hypnetic GB and others; and secondary forms of this disorder. Their causes can be injuries, vascular lesions, tumors, the use of various substances, infectious diseases. Despite the fact that in the vast majority of patients, GB is benign, the attention of a neurologist is primarily aimed at eliminating GB associated with potentially dangerous conditions. A thorough collection of complaints and medical history, as well as data from a neurological examination, are sufficient diagnostic methods in most cases. Additional diagnostic methods are required only in cases where there are alarming symptoms, the so-called “danger signals”, or changes in neurological status. These signals are described by a system of so-called “red and yellow flags”.
– Please explain what it is?
– The system of “red flags” is a complex of symptoms that makes one doubt the benign or primary nature of the pain and their presence requires further examination of the patient. A very common “red flag” or symptom of danger in hypertension is a head or neck injury. Continue reading