Suffering a Headache or Migraine?
If you are suffering from a headache or migraine, it is appropriate that your first step is to consult your doctor. Your doctor will examine you and determine if a neurological opinion is required and whether a CT or MRI scan of your head is necessary. In the vast majority of cases, your scans will be reasonable. Occasionally, scans can identify significant but luckily uncommon headache sources such as an aneurysm or tumour.
If Your Scan is Normal?
Firstly, you should feel relieved. Scans will rule out the more sinister causes of headaches or migraines.
Discovering Your Headache Source?
We recommend that you should then commence a process of elimination, starting with the most commonly diagnosed and easily fixed sources.
Researchers believe that at least one in four headaches are neck origin. A thorough examination of your neck by a skilled headache physiotherapist is your next port of call. You’ll have over a 25% chance that your physiotherapist will confirm and then relieve your headache at your first consultation.