Chronic Sinusitis is Uncommon

August 4, 2009 by dean · Leave a Comment 

Neck disorders sensitise the brainstem

Neck disorders sensitise the brainstem

Over 90% of diagnosed sinus headaches present in the same way as migraine headache and that given that the majority of ‘sinus’ headaches respond to the ‘triptans’, they can be classified as migraine. Why then are 61% of patients given antibiotics for a non-infectious condition?!

It is more responsible to identify the source of the sensitisation and …. neck disorders sensitise the brainstem! All that is required is for a competent headache practitioner to examine your neck.



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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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