Conditions we treat
Migraine and Headache treatment
Migraine (all types)
Fed up with migraine treatments that involve drugs and only ease the pain and symptoms temporarily?
Bangalow Headache Clinic uses drug-free and natural techniques to explore the relationship between your neck and migraine or headache symptoms.
While recent research has shown the neck to be contributing factor, our experience shows it to be a major contributor. Treating your neck with our techniques aims to reduce the irritation of the nerves causing migraines.
We understand how frustrating and debilitating migraine headaches are and know our clients will ask us why our treatment will succeed when the best medical interventions they’ve tried haven’t worked.
Migraine is a complex condition with a wide variety of symptoms. A major feature can be a painful headache. Other symptoms include disturbed vision, sensitivity to light, sound and smells, feeling sick and vomiting. Migraines can be very frightening and may result in you having to lie still for many hours.
The symptoms will vary from person to person and individuals may have different symptoms during different bouts. Your episodes may differ in length and frequency. Migraines usually last from 4 to 72 hours and most people are free from symptoms between attacks. Migraine can have be very debilitating and have an enormous impact on your work, family and social life.
Tension type headache may be described as a constant, tight, heavy or pressing sensation on or around the head. Others have described jabbing pain or tautness and tightness around the neck, head and shoulders. Other symptoms such as nausea and indigestion are not unknown.
Headache Australia describe Tension-type headache as the most widespread headache disorder, with international studies showing an average prevalence of 36% for men, and 42% for women. These figures would seem to indicate that around 7 million Australians are likely to have tension type headaches.
At Bangalow Headache Clinic we are able to help. In the majority of cases the cause is at the top of your neck. Most often this is misdiagnosed or missed and poorly treated. We have the training to screen for this fault and if found, correct it. This unique approach offers you long-term sustainable relief and self-management.
Cluster headaches occur more commonly in men than women. They are a series of relatively short but extremely painful headaches that can occur every day for weeks or months at a time. This type of headache tends to occur at the same time each year, such as the spring or autumn. Because of their seasonal nature, people often mistake cluster headaches for symptoms of allergies or stress. Cluster headaches are mostly one sided although may switch sides from time to time.
Cluster headaches usually reach full intensity within 5 to 10 minutes and may last for between 30 to 60 minutes. They may recur up to 8 times in a day during severe episodes.
The majority of these headaches result from a fault in the top of your neck. We are not talking about a serious fault but one that is often overlooked. At Bangalow Headache Clinic we have the training to screen for this fault and correct it. You should notice a significant change within 5 treatments or we cease treatment.
Pain experienced in the neck and head region of the body has various causes. At Bangalow Headache Clinic we take the time to collect a thorough history from you. This will help enable us to thoroughly assess the cause of your headache.
We only treat headache.
There are many types of headache. At Bangalow Headache Clinic we screen the top of your neck to see if we can help you. By gently stressing particular upper neck segments we can test for involvement of your neck in your headache. The reproduction and resolution of your distinctive symptoms confirms the relevance of the upper cervical spine to your migraine or headache. This will let us know if our treatment is right for your condition.