In 2013, I was in a motor vehicle accident. At that period, I was living in Sydney and communing (1.10 hour) north to Erina, Central Coast. Less than a minute away from work I was exiting a roundabout when a preoccupied driver collided into my front left panel of my car. I sustained whiplash and for the first time in my life, I am suffering from headaches!
Now I have a personal interest in neck posture and headaches, I signed up to become a researcher at the University of Newcastle.
- The main forms of headaches are: migraine, tension-type-headache, and cervicogenic headaches
- Their characteristics often overlap, making the diagnosis challenging
- Correct diagnosis allows for appropriate management and treatment of head pain
The World Health Organisation ranked headaches in the top 10 most disabling condition worldwide, and within the top 5 most disabling for women.1
A study published in Manual Therapy has shown that miss-diagnosis may occur in more than 50% of the cases!2