The Headache and Migraine Sufferers Bill of Rights (cont)

December 3, 2009 by dean · Leave a Comment 


The likely course or outcome of the condition is dependent on identifying the cause

The first ‘bill’ is that the headache sufferer has the right to know his/her headache diagnosis as precisely as possible, and to know the nature of the headache disorder, its prognosis and the possible types of treatment.

OK so we now need to look at:

its prognosis

The prognosis or the likely course or outcome of the condition clearly is dependent on identifying the cause of the condition, and despite the enormous amount of resources, financially and otherwise, the reason for the sensitisation of the brainstems in headache and migraine sufferers has not been identified ….. so prognosis cannot be predicted.

What next – the possible types of treatment ….. this depends on the examination and this is included in the second ‘bill’.

Until next time.



(Members’ Handbook. International Headache Society 2000 Scandinavian University Press)

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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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