Injection treatment for patients with chronic migraines

Chronic migraine headaches can be debilitating and result in time away from activity and work. Injection treatment for chronic migraine is now available at Spire Murrayfield Hospital in Edinburgh, carried out by Consultant Neurologist Mr Christian Neumann. An appointment for injection treatment for chronic migraine can be obtained by referral from your GP.

What is chronic migraine?
Chronic migraine is a disabling type of migraine that is estimated to affect 1-2% of the population.  Chronic migraine is part of the range of chronic daily headache disorders and is defined as headache on at least 15 days per month of which at least eight days are with migraine.

Injection treatment for chronic migraine in Edinburgh
The use of injection treatment for chronic migraine is recommend by NICE as a possible treatment for preventing headaches for adults whose condition has not responded to taking at least three prior preventative medications and are not taking too many painkillers or using them too often. 

Evidence from a clinical trial suggests that up to 47% of patients treated in this way experienced a 50% reduction in headache days.

What is the cost of injection treatment for chronic migraines at Spire Murrayfield?
The cost of the initial consultation with Dr Christian Neumann is £290, and each treatment thereafter is from £211 depending on the quantity required. Treatment can be carried out every three months until symptoms resolve (or it is no longer clinically appropriate to continue). A follow up appointment will be required which costs £180.

The cost of this treatment may not be covered by private medical insurance. Patients will need to check with their own insurance company prior to booking an appointment.

Do I need a GP referral?
You will require a referral from your GP for an appointment for injection treatment for chronic migraine with Consultant Neurologist Dr Christian Neumann.

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Consultant Neurologist, Mr Christian Neumann carries out this procedure at Spire Murrayfield Hospital. Click here to read more.

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