Specialist expertise: Headache, Stroke, Movement Disorders, Neurology.
Headaches are one of the commonest medical complaints. Your symptoms will often help determine the cause and appropriate treatment. The commonest causes include:
- Tension headaches
- Trigeminal autonomic cephalgias such as cluster headaches, paroxysmal hemicrania and others
- Medication overuse headaches
The majority of the time, the headaches are not the result of a life-threatening illness but nevertheless can be very disabling. Effective treatments are available which can reduce the frequency and severity of the headaches, improving quality of life.
It is important that headaches are assessed by a specialist to rule out causes of secondary headaches due to serious underlying disorders which include:
- Vascular such as aneurysms, dissections, clots, high blood pressure