Headache is a very common symptom

Headache can be a symptom of un underlying condition, such as eye, dental or neck problem. Very rarely, it can be the first symptom of a serious condition such as brain tumours, inflammation, stroke or an aneurism. A full neurological assessment is needed to rule out these conditions. In the most common types of headache, namely tension-type headache and migraine, no underlying structural causes are identifiable. However migraine can cause severe disability if unrecognised and mistreated.

 

Headache conditions Dr Lambru treats

Migraine
  • A frequent and disabling genetic brain disorder which presents with severe headaches & neurological symptoms.
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Tension type headache
  • The most common type of headache which is often defined as a "normal" headache.
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Medication overuse headache
  • Headaches, especially migraine, can occur or be made worse by frequent intake of any painkillers.
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Cluster headache
  • Cluster headache is considered amongst the most extreme forms of pain a person can experience.
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Hemicrania continua
  • Similar to but less common than cluster headache but highly responsive to indometacin.
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Paroxysmal hemicrania
  • Similar to yet less common than cluster headache but highly responsive to indometacin.
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SUNCT & SUNA

A rare disorder presenting with electric shock, stabbing pains on one side of the head/face.
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Primary stabbing headache

A frequent type of headache characterised by severe, multi, short-lived stabbing attacks.
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New daily persistent headache
  • Headache that starts suddenly and remains chronic and continuous unless properly treated.
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Post traumatic headache
  • A headache and other neurological symptoms caused by head or neck injuries.
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High and low pressure headache
  • A sinister headache brought on by an increased or decreased level of pressure in the brain.
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Cervicogenic headache
  • A headache caused by issues in the neck structures including muscle, joints or nerves.
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Sinus headache
  • Only occasionally chronic pain in the face is associated with a problem in the sinuses.
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Medically intractable headache
  • A significant proportion of people with chronic headaches unfortunately do not respond to treatments.
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Headache treatments

Medical treatment
  • Headache conditions often require one or more medicines to obtain meaningful pain control. Learn More
Occipital nerve block
One of the most common procedures used to treat episodic and chronic headache disorders. Learn More
Trigeminal nerve blocks
injections of anaesthetic into areas surrounding the trigeminal nerves aiming to reduce pain. Learn More
Botulinum Toxin Injection (Botox)
Botox injected around the head & neck muscles is one of the gold standard treatments for migraine. Learn More
Anti-CGRP monoclonal antibodies
A new class of migraine-specific preventive treatment, injected under the skin once per month. More info coming
Vagus nerve stimulation
This non-invasive device has showed some efficacy in cluster headache treatment. More info coming
Transcranial magnetic stimulation
This non-invasive brain stimulation device has promising evidence in migraine treatments. More info coming
Trigeminal nerve stimulation
This non-invasive device has some good evidence in abortive and preventive migraine treatment. More info coming
Surgery for chronic headache
Neuromodulation is the only evidence based surgery for difficult-to-treat headache disorders. Learn More
Occipital nerve stimulation
Invasive surgical procedure to treat resistant forms of chronic headache. Learn More
Spinal cord stimulation
Stimulation of the cervical spine offers pain relief for treatment-resistant headache & facial pain. More info coming
Sphenopalatine ganglion blocks
Minimally invasive injection of this nerve provides medium term pain relief in headache & facial pain. Learn More
Intravenous lidocaine
Short lasting infusion of lidocaine can be effective for excruciating facial pain & trigeminal neuralgia. More info coming
Intravenous phenytoin
Short lasting infusion of phenytoin can be effective for excruciating facial pain & trigeminal neuralgia. More info coming
Medication overuse withdrawal
A package including education, infusion & injectable therapy to successfully withdraw painkillers. More info coming

Contact

If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment please contact Dr Lambru's secretary, Katie Shaw.

+44 (0) 7871 491 702

drlambruenquiry@headacheneurology.com

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