The Yale Headache & Facial Pain Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of headaches and facial pain in adolescents and adults.
The Lumbar Puncture Clinic allows referring physicians the ability to work up conditions related to spinal fluid abnormalities. We provide routine testing of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) as well as more specialized testing for demyelinating disease, neoplasms, inflammatory conditions, and infections. We are also able to evaluate for raised intracranial pressure for conditions such as idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri) and perform therapeutic punctures for these patients. Furthermore, we provide large-volume spinal taps for the diagnosis of normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). Patients referred for this condition undergo gait analysis before and after the lumbar puncture.
The Neurology Urgent Access Clinic provides expedited evaluation of patients seen in the emergency room as well as those referred from physicians requiring an urgent assessment.