Your Physiotherapist in Hamilton near Brisbane.
Did you know that more than 20% of the population in Australia suffers from migraine at some stage in their lives? Migraine can manifest in the early stages in our lives but it affects people between 35 and 45 years of age the most. It is less common in children, however, women, in adolescents and adults are the most affected (22% vs 10% lifetime prevalence).
If you are experiencing migraines or headaches and you’ve tried many treatments to no avail, contact our clinic for an assessment. We use the latest evidence-based practice in treating migraines and headaches with an 80% success rate.
At Physiotherapy & Headache Centre we use the most recent evidence-based practice in treating headache and migraine conditions. We are able to precisely identify the source of your headaches with the Watson Headache® Approach.
The diagnostic accuracy of the Watson Headache® Approach confirms if disorders in the upper neck are responsible for headache or migraine and determine the exact nature of the disorder as well as which spinal joints are involved. There is no guesswork and no cracking or manipulation. Its unique and powerful feature involves temporary reproduction and resolution (easing) of usual head pain.
1. Thorough subjective examination, with relevant history of your presenting condition.
2. Safe objective examination, involving sustained pressure to the upper three vertebrates of your neck that will demonstrate the relevance of the involvement of your upper neck to your migraines.
3. Treatment and correction of rotation of the upper cervical vertebrae with sustained pressure. No neck cracking involved!
4. Explanation about the reasons for the cervical vertebrae rotation and how this sensitizes your brain and contributes to your migraines.
We only use sustained pressure that is much more gentle than neck manipulation and cracking.
Visit our clinic today to have a neck examination to find out how we can help you.
Migraine is a neurological disorder that is very often associated with nausea and vomiting, as well as increased sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine can be felt in different parts of the head and is felt as a throbbing, pulsating, or stabbing pain. Migraine can last from 30 minutes up to 12 hours at a time. It can manifest daily or you can have a migraine attack once a month. People who experience tension headaches, in contrast, can experience pressure or tightening sensation that can be made worse by activity and usually is not accompanied by nausea.
Research has identified that the trigeminocervical complex in the brainstem is the source of irritation (sensitization) in migraine and headaches. Regardless of the type of headache, that specific area where the input from the trigeminal nerve and three upper cervical nerves is received is constantly irritated. There are many triggers that can spike your migraine but the neck component is the strongest source of the central sensitization. On the assessment, we can determine if your neck is involved and we can effectively treat it.
Physiotherapy & Headache Centre
We are located inside My Medical & Dental Centre in Hamilton - 576 Kingsford Smith Drive, Hamilton QLD 4007
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Physiotherapy and Headache Centre in Hamilton