Headache (neurology)

Our specialist service sees people with headache conditions, including:

  • migraine
  • hemiplegic migraine
  • cluster headache
  • hemicrania continua
  • paroxysmal hemicrania
  • SUNCT and SUNA syndrome headaches
  • medication overuse headache
  • headache due to low cerebrospinal fluid pressure
  • spontaneous intracranial hypotension
  • other primary headache conditions, such as:
    • primary cough headache
    • primary exercise headache
    • hypnic headache
    • new daily persistent headache

We offer a range of treatments, including:

  • greater occipital nerve injection, given with local anaesthetic and steroid
  • botox injections to the head and neck to treat chronic migraine 
  • transcranial magnetic stimulation, a non-invasive neuromodulation device for migraine
  • antibody injections, calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) monoclonal antibodies injected every 4 weeks for migraine 
  • vagus nerve stimulation, a non-invasive neuromodulation device for cluster headache

Our consultants

Shazia Afridi

Alexander Nesbitt

Contact us

Phone: 020 7188 8883

Email: [email protected]


Neurology department, 1st floor, Southwark Wing, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Outpatient Centre, Gassiot House, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7EH

We're open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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