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Headache and Migraine Clinic – Sunningdale

Our Headache and Migraine clinic is run by Dr Navjot Dhami. Dr Dhami has been specialising in headache and migraine for many years, working closely with the National Migraine Centre. She is passionate about helping people manage their headaches and migraines and providing them with the best possible care.

Dr Navjot Dhami
MB ChB 2007 University of Glasgow

Headache and Migraine Clinic – Sunningdale

Our Headache and Migraine clinic is run by Dr Navjot Dhami. Dr Dhami has been specialising in headache and migraine for many years, working closely with the National Migraine Centre. She is passionate about helping people manage their headaches and migraines and providing them with the best possible care.

Dr Navjot Dhami
MB ChB 2007 University of Glasgow

At our clinic,  Dr Dhami offers a range of treatments tailored to individual needs, including lifestyle advice, medication management, pain relief options and counselling. We also provide access to cutting-edge research, innovative therapies and advanced treatments which allow us to get you the best results from your consultations.

If you live in Sunningdale, Ascot, or the surrounding areas and are experiencing headaches or migraines, we can help. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing personalised care and will work with you to create a tailored plan of action. We understand that headache and migraine can be difficult conditions to live with, so we strive to provide you with the support and strategies you need to manage your condition.

Our clinic is conveniently located in Sunningdale and offers flexible appointment times to suit your needs. To book an appointment call us on 01344 624020

What are the causes of a headache?

Headaches causes can be divided up into Primary and Secondary causes.

A primary headache is caused by a problem with the nerves, blood vessels, or chemicals that sets off pain signals in your brain. It is not related to any other underlying disease.

Different types of primary headaches include:
  • Tension headache
  • Migraine
  • Migraine with aura
  • Cluster headache
What causes secondary headaches?
Secondary headaches are often caused by a minor head injury or medication overuse.
They’re also associated with underlying medical conditions, such as:
  • High blood pressure
  • Infection of the brain or head, such as meningitis or sinusitis
  • Bleeding or swelling of blood vessels in the brain
  • Fluid buildup in the brain (hydrocephalus)
  • Brain tumor
  • Unlike primary headaches, secondary headaches come on quickly and can be very severe

What is the difference between a headache and a migraine?

A migraine is a type of headache disorder characterised most often by moderate or severe headache felt as a throbbing pain on 1 side of the head.
Many people also have symptoms such as feeling sick, being sick and increased sensitivity to light or sound.
There are several types of migraine, including:
  • Migraine with aura – where there are specific warning signs just before the migraine begins, such as seeing flashing lights
  • Migraine without aura – the most common type, where the migraine happens without the specific warning signs
  • Migraine aura without headache – where an aura or other migraine symptoms are experienced, but a headache does not develop

When should I seek medical advice for headaches?

Most people with simple headaches who ask for a doctor’s advice are cared for solely by their GP.

If you do not respond well to treatment or if your headaches are not being well managed, further investigation may be needed.
The reasons your GP may refer you on to a specialist clinic include:
  • Is there a doubt over the diagnosis
  • A rarer headache disorder may be suspected
  • there is more than one type of headache disorder which may complicate your diagnosis
  • The treatment is not working well for you
  • Your headaches are getting worse/more frequent

Do I need a referral to see a headache specialist?

No, you do not need a referral to see Dr Dhami

What questions will I be asked regarding my headaches?

The doctor will need to take a very detailed history about your headaches including your medication (both prescription and over-the-counter drugs), any complementary or alternative remedies you are taking, when your headaches started and how often they occur.

You will probably have a physical examination. This may provide important clues for the doctor. An awkward posture or tenderness in the muscles at the back of the neck, for example, are important to note as they may be a contributory factor to your headache. During your first visit, do ask questions about your condition.

What is the treatment for persistent headaches?

There are various different preventative treatments available which consist of oral medications and injectable treatment. Dr Dhami will discuss with you what she feels is the relevant next step in your treatment after her consultation.

Will I need a follow-up appointment?

Yes, you will need a follow up review to check your progress and review your headache diaries.

What is the price of a headache/migraine consultation and how do I book?

A 30 minute headache consultation with Dr Navjot Dhami is £145, use book online button

Clinic Location

Rapid access, convenient and quick appointments.

CEDA Healthcare, Sunningdale, (Opposite Fego’s)
3 Broomfield Hall Buildings
London Road
Sunningdale
Ascot
Berks SL5 0DP
01344 624020

Private GP Clinic Sunningdale

We help patients right across the Sunningdale area: from Ascot and Virginia Water to Lightwater and Bagshot, all from our headache and migraine clinic in Sunningdale. Call us on 01344 624020 to arrange an appointment.