Our treatment process is an extension of our assessment. If we find that during the assessment we can find the source of your headache or migraine symptoms we know that we can help you! It’s that simple. Clinically, we often say though, treatment is “simple, but not always easy”. Simple because ultimately, treatment success (e.g. fully resolving your migraines) means “turning down” the sensitivity in your brainstem. Every intervention is aimed at this one major goal. If we can do this we will win the war.
This is not always “easy” as we add though because there may be many drivers or triggers sensitizing your brainstem. Thankfully however, as outlined in our various conditions tabs, research now confirms that the neck is a primary driver of brainstem sensitivity. Therefore in our Treatment, we initially aim at aligning the spine, decreasing disc disturbance reducing any local muscle guarding, essentially releasing nerve pressure and irritation, and the resultant “wind-up” of your brainstem. This is a critical step.
The power of our Treatment approach at The Headache and Migraine Clinic we believe, is the complete and comprehensive approach, taking in many patient factors and utilizing all the best that ancient wisdom and modern medicine has to offer. So if deemed appropriate, Acupuncture or Dry Needling may be used as well as LASER therapy and evidence based nutritional therapy. Other techniques that may be used include massage, neural mobilisation, specific exercises and if needed the use of our onsite Dietitian, Chronic Pain Counsellor and Massage Therapists…all working for you to get you living life headache Free!
The optimal initial treatment phase will be 2-3 weeks where the patient attends approximately 4 to 5 treatment sessions depending on current symptoms and chronicity. If this frequency of treatments isn’t possible due to work commitments or other then that is ok and we should still achieve some gains and reduction of your symptoms. After the initial treatment phase is complete, treatment will usually then be spaced out according to how your symptoms are responding and how you are feeling. An ideal scenario would be that someone would re-visit in 2 weeks, one month 6-8 weeks and then 3 months.
Is posture important?
Posture is key! Part of your treatment will be a postural analysis and postural re-training. You will also given some of quickest and easiest ways to restore optimal posture and relieve irritated neck and nerve structures from the daily grind at work! Home exercises will help with this and help relieve your symptoms faster.
The Headache + Migraine Clinic
Telephone: 1300 HOPE 4 YOU (1300 467 349)
Brisbane West (Springfield Central)
Suite 3, Level 1, Orion Springfield Central
1 Main Street, Springfield Central QLD 4300