Hemicrania Continua – What Is It?

August 29, 2009 by dean · Leave a Comment 

I have mentioned Hemicrania Continua a few times in my blogs assuming that you are familiar with this condition.

Hemicrania Continua is a headache characterised by constant pain on one side of the head (and always on the same side), of moderate severity, with episodes of aggravation. Hemicrania responds to the medication known as Indomethacin.

Hemicrania Continua is included (along with Cluster headache, Chronic Paroxysmal Hemicrania, and SUNCT) in the third primary group of headache classified by the International headache Society.

As with all of the headache and migraine types, Hemicrania Continua is based on a set of signs and symptoms with no indication as to the cause.



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

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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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