Tension Headache and Migraine – are they the same condition?

June 19, 2009 by dean · Leave a Comment 

Tension Headache

Tension Headache

The debate as to whether tension headache and migraine are separate conditions or just different expressions of the same condition has gone on for decades and continues. Why (?), when a significant body of research has demonstrated that the brainstems of both tension headache and migraine sufferers are sensitised, that is, both tension headache and migraine come from the same abnormality – tension headache is a less severe expression of a common, shared (with migraine) disorder.

The question remains – what is causing the sensitisation?

Cheers

Dean

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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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