The Service

Helping you to take control of your headaches

Diagnosis, support and treatment

Spire Dunedin Hospital has established an independent Headache and Migraine Clinic to offer diagnosis, support and treatment for headache sufferers. The service is led by our neurologists in collaboration with pain management consultants.

The service includes:

  • consultant-led care
  • thorough assessment and individualised treatment
  • rapid access to scanning facilities
  • private consultation rooms and personalised care
  • no waiting lists
  • multi-disciplinary team approach.

Your first step is to visit the Headache and Migraine Clinic for a consultation conducted by a consultant neurologist.

The categorisation of your headache is key to establishing what further treatment may be required.

  • Primary headache – benign and not related to another condition
  • Secondary headache – the result of another condition.

Although the cause of headaches may require investigation by a consultant neurologist, it is important to remember that the most common headache by far is of a primary nature and, therefore, not a serious threat to your health. Early intervention can help to reassure patients whilst alerting your consultant to any serious underlying cause.