Specialist Headache Clinic
Dr Benjamin Wakerley is a Consultant Neurologist with a specialist interest in headache. He is the clinical lead for headache at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, where he runs the complex headache clinic. Dr Wakerley sees private patients face-to-face at the Winfield Hospital in Gloucester or by videocall.
About Dr Wakerley
Dr Wakerley trained as a neurologist in London and Oxford. He also has a PhD in molecular immunology and has written a number of research papers on headache. He is the clinical lead for headache at University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Queen Elizabeth Hospital. For more information click here.
Areas of expertise
Dr Wakerley offers extensive diagnostic services and treatment options for all types of headache. He is particularly interested in the treatment of patients with migraine, cluster headache and neck-related headache and can advise on the latest treatment options. For migraine, these include anti-CGRP antibody injection therapy (Aimovig, Ajovy, Emgality) and oral CGRP antiagonists (Rimegepant and Atogepant). He is also very experienced in the administration of botulinum toxin injections (Botox) and greater occipital nerve blocks.
Headache is a common neurological symptom. For more information on common types of headache, including: tension-type headache; migraine; cluster headache; post-traumatic headache; headaches associated with exertion and sexual activity; cervicogenic headache; occipital neuralgia click here.
Over the last 5-years there have been significant advances in our understanding of headache, especially migraine. To learn more about recent the latest news click here.