The Headache Clinic
Our service is unique and looks to identify the underlying cause of your Headache, Migraine or Persistent Concussion symptoms.
Research clearly indicates that whether you suffer from Tension Headache, Migraine, Cluster Headaches or one of the other 300+ types of Headache and Migraine, you will have a sensitised lower brainstem.
Your brainstem is housed within the top 3 vertebrae of your spine and receives information from the structures in the head as well as the upper cervical spine (top of the neck).
Our role is to assess whether the structures in the upper cervical spine are contributing to this sensitivity, treat the dysfunction in this area and then teach you how to maintain your improvement long-term!
During your initial consultation, our practitioners gain a complete and in-depth knowledge of you or symptoms. After questioning on the behaviour of your symptoms, we complete ligament stability testing and vertebral artery testing to ensure the safety of our patients.
A comprehensive examination of your upper cervical spine and any other systems that may be contributing to your symptoms is then completed. This will enable us to determine where your symptoms are coming from and what structures are involved.
A detailed explanation of what has been found during your examination is then delivered by your practitioner. You will be advised what you can do to help at home and the practitioner will go on to complete your firsttreatment.
Our practitioners will check your progress and carry out your treatment targeting specific areas of your upper cervical spine and any other systems contributing to your symptoms. Our goal is to correct the dysfunction in the upper cervical spine and therefore decrease the amount of noxious information entering the brainstem. This allows the brainstem to desensitise and your tolerance to normal events improves (e.g. tiredness, stress, hormones, dehydration).
You will be shown how to correct your postural alignment and will be give a simple home exercise programme to complete which will help to maximise your results in between visits. Your follow up treatments take around half and hour.
We expect most patients to have a significant improvement during the first three weeks of treatment. This improvement is simple to maintain at home and allows you to enjoy a better quality of life.
We all know how Headache, Migraine and Concussion can change your everyday life. This is a long-term solution to give you the ability to live life medication and pain-free.