A Thorough Examination of Your Neck

September 9, 2009 by dean · Leave a Comment 

A skilled examination of the neck

A skilled examination of the neck

A thorough examination of your neck by a skilled practitioner may be the missing link in finding the root cause of your headache or migraine.

It is appropriate that the first step is for your headache or migraine to be assessed by your doctor who will then determine if a neurological opinion is required and whether a scan of your head is necessary. In the vast majority of cases a scan is negative, that is, no abnormality is present. Subsequently, what usually happens is that medication is suggested, and then starts a ‘merry-go-round’ of trying different medication regimes; you as a headache or migraine sufferer are (perhaps unnecessarily) destined to a lifetime of medication.

At this point, what is missing is a thorough examination of the structures of the upper 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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