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Migraine, Dizziness and Ménière’s Disease

Are They Presentations of a Common Disorder? Many patients present with dizziness as their only symptom. Whilst they are grateful they do not have to endure the awful pain of migraine or headache, significant dizziness can be disabling… and of course dizziness is another symptom that many with headache and migraine experience. Many of those patients in

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Cervicogenic Management

Decreases Migraine Progression Recent evidence suggests that migraine is a progressive condition in which over time, episodes become more frequent, more severe, less responsive to medication, and last longer.  Research has shown that by (surgically) treating/removing disorders (which were evident on an MRI scan) in the upper cervical (neck) decreased the long-term worsening of the

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Diagnosing Headache and Migraine

A Dog’s Breakfast Q. What do diagnosing headache and migraine and a dog’s breakfast have in common? A. It’s all over the place! Diagnosing headache and migraine and associated challenges are expressed in a recent article by Sun-Edelstein et al 2008. Since the diagnostic classification was published, there have been many attempts to confirm or otherwise

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Beware of What is Lurking Below

When Determining Headache Causes A fascinating piece of research clearly indicates that one needs to be aware of what is lurking below when determining causes of Cluster Headache, Migraine, Tension Headache, Menstrual Migraine and Hemicrania Continua. Recent research has shown convincingly that migraine and other headache ‘conditions’ share a common disorder i.e., (‘central’) sensitisation of

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Where to From Here With Diagnosis?

The Traditional Medical Model of Headache The traditional medical model of headache and migraine does not consider abnormalities of the upper neck to play a causal role in the headache and migraine conditions; the model has demonstrated little action in exploring this as a possibility in headache and migraine diagnosis. It is essential that all factors,

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Watson Headache
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