Elite Spinal Physiotherapy and Pilates is a niche spinal therapy clinic located in Bondi Junction. Many of the practitioners within the clinic have taken a special interest in physiotherapy for headaches and completed post-graduate training in the treatment of headaches and migraines. Many local GPs, Specialists and Dentists refer to us for the treatment of migraines and headaches so we are very experienced in this area.
Conditions We Treat
Elite Spinal Physiotherapy uses the latest techniques known as the Watson Headache® Approach. The diagnostic accuracy of the Watson Headache® Approach is unparalleled. It can confirm 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
Research shows that 87% of the population will suffer from headaches or migraines at some point; treating the neck effectively can significantly reduce migraines and headaches
Common Headache Symptoms
Cervical dysfunction is commonly the underlying cause of headaches. Therefore, treating the neck effectively can significantly reduce migraines and headaches. Many long term sufferers of headaches and migraines generally have something in their daily lives which contributes to the pain, anything from your sleeping position, pillow firmness and height, your work, sitting position, and individual muscle imbalances. Common symptoms can include;
- Neck pain
- Dizziness or vertigo
- Visual disturbances
- Nausea or vomiting
- Facial numbness or pain
Causes of Headaches and Migraines
There can be a range of causes responsible for headaches. Some of the latest research has shown that dysfunction in the top three vertebrae of the spine is a major contributor to headaches and migraines.
This means that normal stimuli that are transmitted through the brain stem is interpreted in a different way to normal by the brain. The areas that transmit stimuli through the brainstem are; neck, eyes, ears, nose and sinuses, forehead and scalp.