A Migraine Sufferer’s World

November 6, 2009 by dean · Leave a Comment 

A Receptionist at The Headache Clinic recounted this description of headache and migraine told by one of our patients.

This migraine sufferer suggested that if someone has a pain in their toe it remains fairly localised. Unlike the pain of migraine which seemed to expand outwardly, beyond the head, as the pain of migraine increased. By this she meant the pain moved from the person suffering the headache, into their family, workplace, community until the pain became so intense it was the sufferer’s whole world. In fact (and often) at this stage the sufferer has isolated themselves from their daily life, often retreating to bed or seeking help via Accident and Emergency …… unfortunately an all too common story.

However our goal is for this to be a less common story, achieved without ongoing medication and with a skilled examination of the neck.



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About dean
Consultant Headache & Migraine Physiotherapist; International Teacher; Director, The Headache Clinic & Watson Headache Institute; PhD Candidate Murdoch University, Western Australia; Adjunct Lecturer, Masters Program, Physiotherapy School, University of South Australia; MAppSc(Res) GradDipAdvManipTher Experienced health practitioners trained in the Watson Headache Approach perform the examination and treatment techniques developed by Dean Watson. These techniques are based on his extensive experience of 7000 headache patients (21,000 hours) over 21 years and are now taught internationally. For your nearest practitioner who has completed training in the ‘Watson Headache Approach’ please refer to the ‘Practitioner Directory’.

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