In a YouTube video called When To Consult A Doctor About Headaches by Expert Answers by Best Doctors, the video suggested that you visit your urgent care clinic when the headache interferes with work, school, or family life. Dr. Lawerence C. Newman M.D, a neurologist, says he looks for symptoms and what age the headaches began.
Warning signs are headaches associated with neck pain, fever, and body aches. This can signal a neurological disorder or infection. Headaches that are associated with numbness on one side of the body, in the arms and legs, can signal a disorder. Difficulty with speech and vision might be caused by a possible stroke or brain tumor. Other symptoms that should be investigated are trouble walking, fainting, and when the headaches don’t improve with medication. Headaches that occur more often than before or change in pattern can signal a serious condition.
Getting headaches after the age of 50 can signal a heart condition, brain tumor, serious infection, or inflamed arteries. Headaches that start after an accident or after any strenuous activity should be investigated. When your headaches interfere with your daily activities, it is time to visit an urgent care clinic or make an appointment to see your primary care physician.