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About Headaches

What Is A Headache?

A headache is a common ailment, but it’s essential to recognise that not all headaches are created equal. While some headaches are fleeting and easily manageable, others can be incredibly painful, debilitating and dramatically impact quality of life. 

A headache is characterised by pain or discomfort in the head or upper neck region. These episodes can vary in intensity, duration, and frequency, making it crucial to understand the specific features associated with different types of headaches.

Headaches We Treat

Headache and Migraine conditions treated at this practice are NOT limited to the list above. Please contact our office for further information.

Treating Headaches With The Watson Headache® Approach

Headache Treatment

Sydney Headache and Migraine Centre uses the Watson Headache® Approach to provide substantial and long-lasting relief for a variety of headaches, even if they are of the chronic variety. Over-the-counter pain relievers can be effective in managing mild to moderate headaches, however identifying and managing stress triggers can significantly reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches – increasing quality of life.

Headaches We Treat

More Information About Different Headaches

Cervicogenic Headache

A headache that is referred directly from structures in the upper neck. This is common and often overlaps with a variety of the headaches we have listed here. Our skilled assessment of the upper neck will determine whether it is playing a part in your headache presentation. More About Cervicogenic Headache

Tension Type Headache

Typically impacts the whole head or both sides. The pain is mild to moderate, constant or pressure-like. There may be mild sensitivity to light and noise and associate neck, jaw and shoulder pain. More About Tension Type Headache

Chronic Daily Headache

Occurring 15 or more times each month and can be either headache or migraine. More About Chronic Daily Headache

Cluster Headache

Pain strikes quickly without warning on one side of head/face. Typically excruciating pain, generally around one eye, pressure or vice-like, with excessive tearing of the eye on the affected side. Can occur in periods, 1-3 times/day, up to 45 mins each, lasting 6-12 weeks. More About Cluster Headache

Sinus Headache

Presenting as pressure around eye, cheeks or forehead. The pain can be worse with bending forward or lying down. Often associated with a stuffy nose. More About Sinus Headache

Exercise Induced Headache

Occurs during or after exercise. More About Exercise Induced Headache

Thunder Crack Headache

Strikes suddenly with pain peaking within minutes of onset. This can be accompanied by nausea and/or vomiting. More About Thunder Crack Headache

Medication Overuse Headache

This is a complex and often misunderstood issue and is usually related to significant medication intake. Our practitioners work with your GP or other health professionals to help reduce your medication intake and rely on more natural approaches to deal with your headache pain. More About Medication Overuse Headache

Hormonal Headache

Predominantly a condition affecting women, these headaches usually come on just before or during a cycle and/or during ovulation. These can present as a typical tension-type headache but can also present as traditional migraine with one-sided severe pulsating head pain. More About Hormonal Headache

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