When you know your neck is the reason you experience headache and migraine symptoms it makes sense to come to a clinic where the consultants treat headache and migraines all day, everyday.
Melbourne Headache Centre provides effective, sustainable and natural treatment of migraine and headache symptoms. Our consultants aren’t spending half their day treating low back pain, running Pilates classes and mixing the odd headache or migraine treatment with a random assortment of other conditions. We only treat the neck and its relevance to headache and migraine (and related conditions).
We understand how exasperating it is being caught in the cycle of having a tight and painful neck followed by short-term relief after a treatment. Which is why we focus on identifying and treating the underlying problem.
Sustainable change is possible for your neck and headaches. Our consultants use a hands on technique specifically developed for treatment of headache and migraine called the Watson Headache ® Approach.
Research has shown this approach targets the underlying cause of headache and migraine - an overstimulated brainstem. When applied by a skilful practitioner the results can be significant, rapid and sustained. 95% will see significant changes in just 2 weeks, and be on their way to successful self management.
Other clinicians may have addressed your posture as an issue. Which is a good starting point. But have they examined how the posture triggers a small fault causing muscle spasm and tightness in the top of the neck? Without being able to identify and treat the cause of this pressure based fault, treating the spasm or fixing your posture will not help in the long term.
You may have tried some neck treatment before, and it hasn't worked. They key difference with seeing one of our consultants is that:
The techniques we use have been developed specifically to target the underlying problem, and are scientifically proven to decrease the overactivity of the brainstem.
Our consultants have great expertise in using these techniques t deal with your condition. It is all we do at Melbourne Headache Centre.
The techniques we use, known as the Watson Headache ® Approach are:
Fast: Your initial treatment block lasts for only two weeks. The aim of this block is to alter the underlying dysfunction to such a point that successful self-management becomes possible.
Melbourne Headache Centre aims for self-management - not endless ongoing treatments!
At the end of this initial block there should be a significant improvement in symptoms, which will indicate that further treatment will be beneficial. Should significant improvement not be achieved in this time treatment will cease.
When patients receive benefits from the initial treatments, the ongoing treatment is rarely more than 2 or 3 more sessions.
This is because:
You are effectively self managing and you don't need further treatment, or
The progression to self-management has not been successful, in which case further treatment will rarely change that outcome.
Either way, our hands-on treatment ceases at this time, in all but the rarest of circumstances.
Natural: No drugs, toxic chemicals or side effects. Melbourne Headache Centre just corrects a previously misunderstood fault in biomechanics and gently re-alignins parts of the body to unload tissues and nerves.
Effective: 80% of people assessed have treatable and relevant dysfunction. 90% of these will see significant changes in the first two weeks.
Safe: All techniques involve slow and sustained pressure. There is NO manipulation of the spine.
For more information or to book an appointment, contact us on 8648 6487.