For 25 years Dean Watson has treated headache and migraine exclusively. He has come to recognise that disorders of the upper neck are significantly underestimated as the cause of many different forms of headache and migraine. I was lucky enough to attend the first two levels of Dr Watson’s course on assessment of the upper neck and treatment of headaches.
It became clear that despite research showing that structures of the upper neck can be responsible for causing headache & migraine, the Medical Model of Headache (a GP’s go-to or “handbook”) continues to ignore and/or accept it.
A brief look at the neuroanatomy of the upper neck shows us that disorders of this region are ideally positioned to be responsible for the cause of headache and migraine.
Assessment is key, to confirm neck involvement in headache and migraine, whilst reproduction of headache symptoms is important Dean has identified ‘Reproduction and Resolution = Relevancy’ of usual headache is unique to and an essential element of the Watson Headache. This is not only to reproduce the usual head pain but for that head pain to ease as the technique is sustained.
Unsure if this approach could help you? I would ask, does your headache occur only on one side, or swap from side to side, or spread from one side to include the other? Then your upper neck is likely to be the cause.
The Watson Headache technique is recognized internationally now practiced and taught in over 25 countries, for its unparalleled diagnostic accuracy and is unequaled in manual therapy approaches for headache and migraine conditions. If you can commit to a comprehensive assessment of your headache symptoms and upper neck then I can establish whether this treatment technique will be of benefit to you.
Su Bauman (Physiotherapist)
Call 5504 7000 to book in with Su Bauman and start on your path to headache free living! Wouldn’t that be nice.