Migraine and Sinus Headache

August 6, 2009 by dean · Leave a Comment 

Sinus Pain

Sinus Pain

Of 2991 patients with a self-described or physician diagnosis of ‘sinus’ headache, an overwhelming 88% were diagnosed as migraine!

Clearly, as the researchers concluded, migraine (not to mention tension-type headache) should be considered and indeed the most likely cause of facial pain.



(Schreiber CP et al. Prevalence of migraine in patients with a history of self reported or physician-diagnosed “sinus” headache. Arch Intern Med 2004 Sep 13;164(16):1769-72)

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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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