It is important to be seen by a neurologist with expertise in diagnosing and treating cluster headache. We have compiled a list of national and international doctors who understand how to diagnose and treat cluster headache (CH) patients.
A 2014 study found that it takes an average of 5.3 – 6.4 years from the onset of cluster headaches to receiving an accurate CH diagnosis. That time frame is longer for women, particularly women of color. Patients are often misdiagnosed with migraine, sinusitis, or trigeminal neuralgia and go through an array of doctors including dentists and ENT specialists before getting a referral to a neurologist or headache specialist.