So you have just received an expert assessment and treatment using an internationally recognized treatment approach from the Watson Headache ® Institute including our unique combined evidence-based therapy approach….you should feel great! It is not normal or usual to walk out of a treatment with a headache or migraine or worsening symptoms. If you do, please contact us immediately and we can problem solve and give you some on-the-go advice. Or we could offer you to come back into the clinic to re-assess if the symptoms are severe.
Here are some usual things you can expect:
(And some things we often hear our patients report and as well as our personal experiences post-treatment using this approach)
- You will often feel lighter in the head (as opposed to the heavy head feeling of headache or pre-headache).
- You may have a little tenderness to touch or mild dull pain where we treated your muscles or spine.
- You will often feel like you can move your spine and neck more.
- You may feel like you need to drink some water (so please do)
Important Note: If you present with a headache or migraine on the day/s of treatment there is often already a cascade of chemical / inflammatory and vascular sequalae occurring in your neck and head nerves. We apologize in advance if you have any headache still remaining in this instance or if indeed the pain becomes worse temporarily (though it is more usual to get relief of course). Again, if it develops into a worsening headache pain you must call us or email us and we can problem solve over the phone or see you ASAP. The most likely cause is Central Nervous System (CNS) driven muscle spasm occurring due to disc disturbance at C2-3. We will be disappointed but not upset or surprised if this occurs…the disc has just has not behaved in a way we would have predicted or has been a certain way for a long time and can be resistant to change initially.
REMEMBER the BIG picture though. We really want real appreciable changes in at least 5 sessions or less to know we are making a difference for you and are on target with our diagnosis. We are not in the business of dishing out false hope…we believe we have some hope for you and we should definitely know within a few treatments using our protocol.
Alternatively if you are reading this and your symptoms are improving as predicted. You have every right to have a smile on your face. Obviously you play a role in the outcome and this new you! Some lifestyle changes and being diligent with some minor postural changes and your therapeutic exercise program will be what helps you achieve the best outcome.
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