Leeds, 29 Park Square West
Leeds, 6 Wellington Place
0113 345 5060

London, Canary Wharf
Canada Place Mall
0203 197 9100

28 Queen St
0161 503 5656

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Headaches and migraines

Any pain in the region of the head or neck can be classified as a headache or migraine, depending on its severity. They are one of the most common symptoms found in clinical practice and there are more than 200 types.

Headaches are classified as either primary or secondary.


  • Migraines
  • Tension headaches
  • Stabbing headaches
  • Trigeminal headaches
  • Headaches due to cough
  • Exertion headaches
  • Cluster headaches


  • Trauma or injury
  • Cranial/cervical disorders (stroke)
  • Inflammatory disease
  • Tumours
  • Poisons
  • Medications
  • High blood pressure
  • Fasting
  • Disorders of the jaw or teeth
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders

Symptoms that require investigation

  • New/different headaches i over 50’s
  • Severe headache which develops in minutes
  • Inability to move limbs
  • Confusion
  • Inability woken by a headache
  • Headache that worsens with change in posture
  • Headache made worse by coughing or exertion
  • Visual abnormalities
  • Jaw pain when chewing
  • Neck stiffness with fever, photophobia or rash


Treatment for headaches and migraines depends on the result of a neurological examination and how the headache presents. An assessment with one of our practitioners will help us to determine the best course of treatment.

For more information, call your local clinic on the number below.

Leeds : 0113 345 5060

Manchester : 0161 503 5656

London, Canary Wharf Clinic; (Canada Place Shopping Mall): 0203 197 9100

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For more information, call your local clinic on the number below...

Leeds Park Square & Wellington Place

0113 345 5060

(28 Queen Street)

0161 503 5656

Leeds Park Sq
Lower Ground Floor
29 Park Square West
Leeds LS1 2PQ

call: 0113 345 5060

Leeds Wellington Pl
6 Wellington Place

call: 0113 345 5060

Manchester, Queen Street
Freedom Care Clinics
Same Day Doctor
28 Queen St
M2 5HX

call: 0161 503 5656

London, Canary Wharf
(Canada Place Shopping Mall)

34 North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London E14 5HX

call: 0203 197 9100