In recent years, the advance of medical research on the subject of headaches and migraine has created a greater understanding of the mechanisms, headache symptoms, treatment options and investigations. These advances have created the opportunity of relief for headache and migraine sufferers from specialised Headache Clinics.
Headaches symptoms affect approximately 12% of the population. Not all headaches are of the same intensity – they can range from mild twinges or pressure to being so severe the person is unable to function. Headaches are frequently an indication that something else is wrong so they should not be ignored. Headache causes can be numerous with varying severity and prognostic features.
Appropriate consultation with an expert is mandatory to determining a correct diagnosis and suitable management.
When suffering with headaches and migraine the key to success is to form a correct diagnosis and develop a treatment plan best suited to provide relief. Should a diagnosis not be possible from history and examination, Health Plus Clinics have established referral processes to MRI, CT and x-ray departments to provide the diagnostic evaluations required to direct treatment.