06th February 2024: The leading hospital of Delhi NCR, Metro Hospital, Noida today inaugurated its exclusive Metro Headache Clinic, a specialized facility aimed at providing comprehensive and precise solutions for various types of headaches.
Present during the launch event were Dr Sonia Lal Gupta – Senior Neurologist & Director-Metro Group of Hospitals, who is one of the very few US Certified Headache Specialists in India, along with renowned sports rehabilitation expert & national athlete Dr Dinesh Samuj, Head – Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation at Metro Hospital.
Metro Headache Clinic operates every Wednesday from 12 noon to 4 PM at Metro Hospital, Noida. Patients experiencing headaches can benefit from a comprehensive and holistic approach, where they will have the opportunity to consult with both a senior headache specialist and a physiotherapist in a single visit. This dual expertise ensures a thorough examination and a complete outlook on the patient’s condition. Additionally, the clinic provides access to a dietitian and mental health expert on a case-by-case basis for those who may require their specialized services.
During the launch, Dr Sonia Lal Gupta – Senior Neurologist & Director-Metro Group of Hospitals emphasized the common tendency for individuals to overlook headaches, resorting to self-medication without addressing the underlying cause. She said “Recognizing the diverse nature of headaches, encompassing over 400 types, Metro Headache Clinic acknowledges the necessity for personalized care. Understanding that not all headaches are identical, each requiring a distinct approach for precise diagnosis and treatment, the clinic is committed to providing tailored solutions. With a dedicated focus on deciphering individual pain patterns, Metro Headache Clinic brings a wealth of expertise to effectively address a broad spectrum of headache types.”
Headaches are a common occurrence that can be indicative of various factors such as stress, anxiety, or underlying medical conditions like migraines. Notably, severe headaches may be associated with more serious issues such as stroke, brain tumors. According to reports from the World Health Organization, about half of adults globally experience headaches on an annual basis. These can be broadly categorized into Primary headaches, like migraines, cluster headaches, and tension headaches, result from heightened activity or sensitivity in pain-related structures such as blood vessels, muscles, and nerves. Conversely, secondary headaches stem from underlying causes like brain tumors, strokes, or dehydration. Given the gravity of headaches, immediate medical attention is essential for persistent, severe, or regular pain.
“Our multifaceted approach involves more than just alleviating pain; it’s about restoring balance. Through posture correction, manual therapies, joint mobilization, and targeted exercises, we aim to not only relieve headaches but empower individuals to take charge of their well-being. Neck stabilizing exercises and relaxation techniques form the foundation, while trigger point release and counselling sessions on lifestyle modifications complete the holistic journey towards a headache-free life. We don’t just treat symptoms; we guide our patients to a harmonious equilibrium, where the body and mind collaborate for enduring relief.”