One of my favorite rotations thus far in my fourth year has been my neurology rotation. I love learning about the intricate pathologies related to the brain and other aspects of the nervous system. I remember one of the most commonly tested subjects on all of my board examinations was the topic related to headaches. Well, I learned quickly during my rotation that there is a reason as to why this topic is so heavily tested. We had many patients each day with this complaint and by the end of my first week, I had become an expert at diagnosing the different types of headaches.
Headaches are generally categorized as Migraine, Tension, and Cluster headaches. Depending on the type, treatment is given accordingly. I have linked each one if you are interested in learning more about the symptomatology and pathology behind each type. Although we see a majority of adults in the current practice that I am at, I do wonder what are the more common complaints with the pediatric population. If I do have space in my schedule, I am thinking about fitting in a pediatric neurology course to explore the various topics in that specialty.
Comment down below your neurology experience if you have had a rotation in the field!