You have had the same issue for over 6 months, usually years. You have had scans and they show no abnormality. You might get some short term relief from your manual therapist (chiro, osteo, masseur, physio) or acupuncture but there is no clear diagnosis or treatment plan. You have tried a host of different medications some of which work sometimes, but you don't want to have to rely on medications or after a period of time they seem to stop working.
the techniques we employ are unparalleled in manual therapy for their diagnostic accuracy and results.
The science is now very clear, and international experts agree, the underlying problem in all headache types in an overactive brainstem. The neck is one of the major inputs into this overactive area. Whether or not you feel you have a neck problem is irrelevant. There can be asymmetry in your spine causing overactivity in the brainstem.
We are a dedicated headache treatment facility with expertise in assessing and treating the upper cervical spine as it relates to all headache types.
Our unique assessment and sole focus on headache allows unparalleled precision in diagnosing the affected part of the upper cervical spine. We individually and selectively stress each of the joints in the upper part of the neck looking for reproduction and resolution of typical headache or migraine pain. This tells us clearly in the first assessment whether or not our techniques are going to help.
This diagnostic and prognostic accuracy is what sets our techniques apart.
It removes the guesswork involved with more general techniques used to treat the cervical spine. Director and senior clinician of the Melbourne Headache Centre, Roger O'Toole explains:
"I used general physiotherapy techniques for 7 years. Prior to learning the techniques developed by Dean Watson, I didn't even know to look for the things I now treat. It isn't general knowledge, but with years of specific training I now see the problems, and they are evident in a majority of clients, and they are relatively easy to manage."
We only recommend treatment for those headache and migraine sufferers in whom there is a high likelihood of success - approximately 80% of those we assess. If treatment commences we expect that significant improvement will occur quickly in 90% of people. If we are not seeing significant change in your presentation after 4 treatment sessions we recommend ceasing therapy. This is our guarantee.
We do not treat in the hope of success, we treat knowing the likelihood of success.