Headache & Migraine Specialists represent a growing number of medical practitioners who are dedicated to improving the lives of sufferers throughout the UK. Headache & Migraine Specialists use the latest research, share best practice and implement common training strategies to ensure treatment is consistent and effective.
Headache & Migraine Specialists offer clear and distinct advantages to patients, practitioners and health commissioning groups.
Over 250 million work and school days are lost to headaches and migraines in the UK every year but this statistic tells nothing of the debilitating pain endured by sufferers. Assessment of headaches and migraine is patchy at best and where it exists it often leads to increased anxiety and rarely to effective treatment. In most cases, symptoms are controlled – and in some cases made worse – by medication.
Through clinical experience Headache & Migraine Specialists know there is an alternative for the majority of people. Treatment can be fast, effective and last a lifetime.
Headaches and migraines are caused by a number of factors that can exacerbated by certain pre-existing conditions. Genetics, hormones, food additives and stress can all cause or contribute to headaches. Although there may be a physical tolerance to some factors, once a critical threshold is reached then the result is a blinding headache or migraine attack.
One often misdiagnosed contributory factor is pain in the shoulders and the neck. Neck pain can be caused by poor posture, tension, repetitive actions or simply by sitting still for too long. The pain signal in the neck is conveyed through the neural pathways to the brain but as these same pathways and synapses are used by trigeminal nerves from the face and head, the pain is often misread by the brain that interprets the pain signal as a headache or migraine.
The good news for sufferers is that neck and shoulder pain (or cervicogenic pain) can be treated by physiotherapists who have been specifically trained in the relief of headache and migraine.
Headache Migraine Specialists are always happy to hear from medical practitioners and patients alike. For further information visit the website at www.headacheandmigrainespecialsists.com or give them a call on 0844 2640305.