For many years health professionals such as chiropractors, physiotherapists, osteopaths and massage therapists have recognised that problems with neck and jaw function can cause headaches and other symptoms. In 1988 the International Headache Society, a group of eminent neurologists and others who specialise in the treatment of headaches officially recognised the above.
Despite this, patients still come to us every week with headaches who have been prescribed various medications, seen the neurologist, had a CT scan of their head, neck and sinus x-rays, seen the dentist and optometrist (even psychologist) and possibly already seen a chiropractor, physiotherapist or masseur and still have headaches.
The answer is simply that one has to accurately diagnose the true cause of the problem (which is usually in the neck and/or jaw muscles and often cannot be felt by the patient) and then apply the most effective treatment; a summary of which is the adjacent diagram.
A breakthrough study performed at RMIT University in Melbourne involving 300,000 questions, 15,000 measurements and over 9,000 assessment days of 105 patients has seen an outstanding outcome with the above treatment for headaches. Ask our clinic practitioners for more information.