Migraines affect 15% of the UK adult population. Up to 100,000 people are absent from work or school because of a migraine on any one day in the UK. This represents an enormous cost burden to employers as well as having a detrimental impact on personal wellbeing.
Headache is the most common neurological disorder. As an isolated symptom, it is very rarely caused by tumours or a ‘serious’ underlying disease, but it is often still a significant problem for the patient. It affects almost everyone occasionally, becoming a significant problem for an estimated 40% of people in the UK at some time in their lives.
Types of Headaches
A headache is classified as ‘primary’ if there is not a structural abnormality (such as a tumour) or another clear trigger for it such as a head injury. The most common primary headache conditions are migraines and tension-type headaches.
Migraine headaches are usually one-sided, severe throbbing headaches with accompanying nausea. The discomfort is worsened by bright light and loud noise. They can last anywhere between four hours and three days. The headache itself is not always the most troublesome symptom.
If in the last three months you have had the following, you have probably had a migraine.
Headache associated with a feeling of nausea
Troubled by bright light
Symptoms limited your ability to work
If you have experienced these symptoms, it is important to seek medical advice from your GP. They may refer you to a neurologist for further investigation.
There are other types of headaches so for more details, simply click here.
Dr Paviour’s Treatment for Headaches
Dr Paviour uses the latest technology to diagnose and find treatment for migraines. He will discuss your symptoms and medical history during your private consultation as well as carry out a physical examination and relevant tests. These might include blood tests, imaging of the nervous system (MRI or CT) and electrical testing of nerves and muscles (EMG) or brain function (EEG).
Dr Paviour sees private patients at:
Parkside Hospital, Wimbledon
HCA Sydney Street, Chelsea
The London Clinic, 116 Harley Street
Dr Paviour is highly rated as a neurologist in London, not only by his peers but most importantly, by his patients. If you need treatment for migraines, then you can make an appointment today to speak to him. Feel free to contact us so we can discuss any symptoms and how Dr Paviour can help.