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Headache and Migraine Frequency

Has There Been a Gradual Increase Over the Years? If yes, this is a clear indicator that your neck is involved. A gradual (as distinct from a sudden, recent) increase in headache or migraine frequency indicates that a neck disorder (usually stiffness of one or more of then top three spinal segments) is worsening, resulting

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Headache and Migraine Area of Pain

Where do You Feel the Pain of Your Headache or Migraine? This is a really important question for us because the area of your headache or migraine can give us a really strong indication as to which spinal segment is primarily responsible for your head pain. For example if the pain of your headache or

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One Sided Headache or Migraine Pain

Is your headache or migraine one sided? If yes, is it always on the same side or can it swap sides? For example, if your headache or migraine is on the right on one occasion, can it be on the left on the next occasion? If yes, is it always on the same side or

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The Traditional Medical Model of Headache

Where to From Here With Diagnosis? Abnormalities of the upper neck are thought not to play a causal role in headache and migraine conditions. It follows then that disorders of the neck are largely ignored in headache and migraine diagnosis. The traditional medical model of headache and migraine does not consider abnormalities of the upper neck

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Why Headache and Migraine Treatment Often Fails

Summarising the Reasons Why Several authorities recently summarised the reasons why headache and migraine treatment often fails. Amongst other things, they suggested that the diagnosis is incomplete or incorrect and that this could occur for various reasons. One of the reasons is ‘misdiagnosis’. I have mentioned this research before but diagnosing headache and migraine is like

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