Our 3 Stage Process
At Bayside Headache Clinic we use the Watson Headache Approach to accurately assess and successfully treat your headaches.
This approach identifies a small but significant mechanical problem in the upper 3 levels of your neck that is overlooked by other health professionals. This is responsible for sensitising the 'headache centre" in the brainstem and become primed trigger a headache.
The Watson Headache Approach allows us to individually and specifically stress joints in the upper 3 levels of your neck, to recreate the pain of your headache to prove that your pain is coming from your neck. This pain then disappears as we maintain pressure on the joint.
The 3 stages of treatment we use at Bayside Headache Clinic are:
A 90 minute assessment consultation with a comprehensive history, safety testing, physical examination and treatment. We give you an explanation of why you get headaches or migraines, and where they are coming from
Block of 4
4 follow up sessions booked over a 2 week period with expert hands on treatment to start getting your headaches or migraines under control. At the end of these 4 sessions we expect you to have a positive change to your symptoms.
With your headaches or migraines coming under control we start to space your appointments out, while maintaining control over the physical factors causing your pain. Most people have 3-5 sessions in this stage of treatment.