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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.
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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 us

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 sub-specialty experts that are best matched to assess and treat your headache condition.

The multidisciplinary team includes consultants in neurology, maxillofacial surgery, ENT, pain and ophthalmology, and is supported by a highly skilled team of nurses, physiotherapists and psychiatric colleagues. Due to the complexity and cross specialty nature of symptoms this team approach provides a safe, efficient and successful way to approach headaches and facial pain.

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

Headache service patients

You may be experiencing the following:

  • 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:

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    Certain foods

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    Lack of sleep

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    Delayed or missed meals

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    Stress

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    Dehydration

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    Computer screens

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    Alcohol

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    Neck and back pain

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    Caffeine

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    Jaw joint dysfunction

Our locations

 

You can find help at any one of our locations 

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