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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    How many people in Australia suffer from regular headaches and migraines?

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    The mission of Migraine & Headache Australia is to reduce the incidence and impact of the headache disorder through the provision of community awareness and … View Profile

    The majority of Australians throughout their life time will suffer headaches.  According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics survey in 1995, almost 15% of the Australian population were taking medication for headaches with higher prevalence in people aged between 25-44. 
    Migraines are less prevalent than headaches however there are almost two million migraine sufferers in Australia.  This means that more people suffer from migraine in Australia than diabetes, asthma or coronary heart disease.

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    Ryan Hislop is the Clinical Director at the Orange Chiropractic Health and Wellness Centre. As an experienced and evidence-based diagnostician, Ryan works largely by medical … View Profile

    Interestingly, the distribution of Australians suffering migraines is 15% of women and 7% of men.

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    Dr Bill Adamson

    Osteopath, Personal Trainer, Pilates Instructor

    I like making people understand their bodies, the how's and why's of their dysfunction. I also have a quiet passion for neuroscience and the effect … View Profile

    Hi all

    Headaches are a fascinating subject and one that many people don't realise can be helped by manual therapists.

    I work closely with my GP colleagues and treat a great number of headache suffering individuals. 

    Often times headaches are caused by tension patterns associated with the jaw or neck.

    But because headaches can also be caused by pathological nasties it is worth discussing you headache with a GP concurrent to seeing a manual therapist.

    A quick tip for any headache sufferers, think about when they come on, what you're doing at the time, what you were doing prior to their presentation.

    It is very common for headaches to be caused by a repeated movement/immobile position that you hold frequently.


    Bill Adamson

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