More than just a headache

Almost everyone will have a headache at some point in their lives and many have them regularly. Headache problems can cause concern, affect quality of life and need careful specialist management. Within our network of hospitals and outpatient centres we provide patients with immediate access to a specialist neurologist assessment and bespoke care for all types of headache.

Migraines can affect around 

10% of the population

and despite this significant number, migraine often goes undiagnosed without receiving the specialist treatment it requires.

Why choose HCA UK for headaches?

We bring together some of the most experienced neurologists in this field, along with state-of-the-art facilities, to provide a dedicated headache service. At HCA UK, our strengths lie in the quality of our medical team and the breadth and scale of our Neurology network. We’re not comprised of just one hospital in one location – instead we’re a group of outstanding private hospitals, specialist clinics and diagnostic centres in London and Manchester.


Because of this comprehensive network, we can see you for an appointment same day if you have a concern. Our prestigious and unique network also means we can seamlessly refer patients for diagnostic tests and investigations, treatment, physiotherapy and ongoing rehabilitation with clinical specialists that are experienced to assess and treat your headache condition.

Same-day appointments are available, with most investigations done and reported within 24 hours.

Who can benefit from our headache service?

You may be experiencing any of the following: Constant headaches, Cluster headaches, Tension headaches, Hypertension headaches, Exertional headaches, Temporomandibular joint (TMJ), Menstrual headaches, Migraine, Relapse of migraine, Facial pain, Sinus headaches, Occipital neuralgia, Trigeminal neuralgia (neck pain).

  • Episodic headaches – people who have headaches 2-3 times a month, getting more frequent
  • Chronic daily headaches – occurs in 2-3% of the population and tends to be people suffering with headaches more than 15 days in each month
  • New severe headache – people who haven’t suffered headaches before suddenly having severe headaches

What are the common triggers for headaches?

Understanding what triggers your migraine can help you understand why you get migraine attacks. The following are some of the more common triggers for migraine:


  • Certain foods
  • Delayed or missed meals
  • Dehydration
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Lack of sleep
  • Stress
  • Computer screens
  • Neck and back pain
  • Jaw joint dysfunction

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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