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Headache Centre

The Campus Bio-Medico University Hospital of Rome’s Headache Centre is a leading facility for the diagnosis and treatment of both primary headaches (e.g. migraine, tension headaches, cluster headaches) and secondary ones.


Headaches are a widespread problem throughout the population. A study conducted in 2008 showed that in Italy 76% of women and 61% of men suffer from very bad headaches at least once in their lives. Generally speaking, the most widely affected group involves people between the ages of 20 and 50, which means that headaches, and migraines in particular, represent a significant social problem with negative economic consequences due to absences from work and reduced productivity levels.


In accordance with international guidelines, the Centre’s clinical diagnoses are further supported by a thorough instrumental diagnostic service. Along with traditional diagnosis techniques, it is also able to carry out ultrasounds to assess the patient’s cerebral circulation in order to study the underlying causes of their headaches, as well as stimulation tests (testing for the patency of the foramen ovale and cerebral vasomotor reactivity). The Campus Bio-Medico University Hospital also operates a Day Hospital for patients seeking treatment for chronic forms of headache associated with drug rehabilitation.


The Centre is managed by Dr. Fabrizio Vernieri and is part of the specialist Neurology Unit. Dr. Vernieri works in close collaboration with Dr. Claudia Altamura. Recognised by ANIRCEF, the Italian Neurological Association for Research into Headaches, our Headache Centre, together with the other most important headache centres in Italy, is also involved in protocols studying such highly innovative treatments as the neurostimulation of the greater occipital nerve in patients suffering from chronic migraine.


Outpatient clinic is opened:

Tuesday, 11.00 to 13.00 and 16.00 to 19.00 hrs; Wednesday, 11.00 to 13.00 hrs; Thursday, 15.00 to 19.00 hrs; Friday, 11.00 to 13.00 hrs.




For further information

Tel.: (+39) 06.22541.1220  | 


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