Headache, Migraine and Auras

August 23, 2009 by dean · Leave a Comment 

As I have mentioned previously, recent and substantial research demonstrates that the different types of headache and migraine develop from a common, shared disorder, and that this disorder is sensitisation of the brainstem.

Auras, which initially were thought to only accompany migraine and menstrual migraine, have now been reported in Cluster Headache and Hemicrania Continua, and provides further evidence that the various forms of headache and migraine are likely to originate from common disorder.



(Bahra A, May A, Goadsby PJ. Cluster headache: a prospective clinical study with diagnostic implications. Neurology 2002;58:354-361

Peres MFP, Siow HC, Rozen TD. Hemicrania continua with aura. Cephalalgia 2002;22:246-248

Silberstein SD, Niknam R, Rozen TD, Young WB. Cluster headache with aura. Neurology 2000;54:219-221)

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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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