Your Treatment: A Complimentary Guide For Headache Or Migraine Sufferers
How To Find A Solution To Headache and Migraine!
In this guide Dean outlines the one feature that may be the reason why your headache and migraine treatment isn’t working and how the Watson Headache Approach can help.
Watson Headache Clinic
Welcome to a new, research based and often overlooked perspective for those experiencing or affected by headache or migraine and seeking headache and migraine treatment.
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Letter From Dean Watson
Hello I am Dean Watson Director of the Watson Headache Clinic and Watson Headache Institute.
Since 1991, I have treated headache and migraine exclusively amassing an unparalleled 22000 hours of experience with over 8000 patients affected by various headache and migraine conditions. I have also recently completed the second paper for my research doctorate in which I investigated the role of the upper neck disorders in headache and migraine. The findings are groundbreaking with significant implications for those of you affected by headache or migraine. Knowing the cause of your headache or migraine can mean a new direction for your headache and migraine treatment.
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Why am I telling you this? Because I get really frustrated when my patients tell me, “I was told, well we don’t where migraine comes from.” The typical journey for many of you is, “we’ll try this and if doesn’t work, we’ll increase the dose or perhaps we’ll try something else” or ” there’s a new drug on the market and perhaps this might work.”
Sound familiar? This is guesswork. You still don’t know the cause of your headache or migraine. You don’t know why your headache and migraine treatment is not working.After a while, or along the way, frustrated with temporary relief from medication or concerns about what it is doing to your body, you try a different treatment/s. You have often given up and resigned yourself to a lifetime of ongoing medication. This is a tough for all involved.
Personally I despair. We know that research doesn’t become clinical practice until around 20 years later – this means you are being treated with information that is 20 years old!
I believe it is much more useful to approach headache and migraine differently; instead of, “We don’t know what causes headache or migraine” why not, “Whilst the exact cause of headache and migraine may not yet have been determined, here is what we do know.” This is an exciting starting point because there is a lot we do know!
My experience is that most of you are treading water, literally going nowhere, because of the information you are being given, information that is not only round 20 years old, but also incomplete. How ironic. The very model that is there for your benefit, is the biggest hurdle to optimal treatment of your headache or migraine, and ongoing search for a solution.
The information I will be giving you may be confronting, because it will contradict what many of you have been told. For some of you, it will increase your frustration, and for others it will be a relief as you have suspected your neck is part of your headache or migraine condition.
I want you to have access to balanced, up-to-date information, so that you can make informed decisions about the management of your headache or migraine. This is empowering. Instead of being a passive bystander in the management of your headache or migraine you will be able to have meaningful discussion with your healthcare professional and make choices about your treatment based on current and unbiased knowledge.
Now I am not saying this situation is deliberate. It’s not. Rather a case of using information that is not current and also not considering all possibilities. Given the vast body of research, to ignore basic neuro anatomy which demonstrates clearly that influences outside of the brain could be responsible for the fundamental disorder in headache and migraine process is perplexing – to say the least! Why is there a reluctance by the Medical Model of Headache to accept that potentially the reason for headache or migraine is not in the brain?
So, I invite you to download my complimentary guide, “How to Find a Solution to Headache and Migraine; Why the Answer to One Question and Taking One Step Could Create a Better Life”, which explains why a diagnosis is not particularly helpful. After-all a diagnosis is just based on a set of signs and symptoms. It doesn’t tell us what the cause is.
Why stress, often blamed for the cause of triggering of headache or migraine, is not the cause, and why the answer to one question will tell you without doubt, the cause of your headache or migraine – no examination needed and no guesswork!
How the answers to other important questions also indicate the reason for your headache or migraine, or that an examination will clearly demonstrate the cause of your headache or migraine and why, if you have been affected by headache or migraine for years, it will not take years of treatment to at least achieve significant improvement – your headache and migraine treatment can take a different direction knowing whether your neck is a the reason for your headache or migraine.
Sincerely Dean Watson
MAppSc(Res); GradDipAdvManipTher; International Educator & Mentor & Consultant; Headache & Migraine Physiotherapist; Director, The Headache Clinic & Watson Headache Institute; PhD Candidate Murdoch University, Western Australia Adjunct Lecturer, Masters Program, Physiotherapy School, University of South Australia
Will This Approach Work For You?
Is headache or migraine impacting your life? Or, perhaps as a family member, friend, colleague, employer you are affected by helplessly watching someone experiencing headache or migraine.
Watson Headache Clinic, located in Adelaide and Sydney is recognized nationally and internationally, attracting those experiencing headache and migraine from the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand and Asia. Furthermore, because of the Clinic’s international status, health professionals from around the globe often visit to to observe the Watson Headache Clinic’s treatment programs.
Our motivation at the Watson Headache Clinic is simple – providing the most skilled, advanced examination and treatment of the upper neck for those afflicted by headache and migraine.
Whilst we would like to claim that everybody achieves a successful outcome (that would be reprehensible), our experience shows us that the significant majority (80 percent) of those attending the Watson Headache Clinic, report 80 percent improvement or more. In addition, this improvement continued for at least 12 months after treatment had ceased.
Dean Watson founded The Headache Clinic in Adelaide in 1991 renaming it 20 years later. With a new name the Watson Headache Clinic was established in Hindmarsh Square in 2011. Dean consults in Adelaide on a limited basis.
Location: 70 Hindmarsh Square – Madison Suite Level 2 Adelaide SA Australia 5000
National (08) 7087 2157 International +61 (0)8 7087 2157
With an international reputation, to better support those travelling from overseas and interstate, Dean Watson established the Watson Headache Clinic in Sydney late in 2011. Dean consults in Sydney on a limited basis.
Location: 45 Phillip Street (Premises of the Sydney Headache & Migraine Centre) Sydney NSW Australia 2000
National (02) 9009 1555 International +61 (0)2 9009 1555
Find A Practitioner Today…
Enquire now to make an appointment to see Dean Watson, a Watson Headache Certified Practitioner, or a practitioner who has attended a Watson Headache Institute Course (as part of their continuing professional development) for an assessment of your upper cervical (neck) spine.