The 3 Main Systems That Can Trigger Your Condition
Your brainstem houses many different nerves that supply your neck, head and face. When it is sensitive it can trigger headaches and migraines.
The neck is the link between your body and brain. Sensitive joints, ligaments and muscles in your neck can be responsible for referring pain to the head and face, causing headaches or migraines.
Are you hyper-sensitive to certain foods & drinks, activities, exercises or temperatures? If so, we can evaluate these triggers to see if they are causing your headaches or migraines, or symptoms like; vertigo, sensitivity to light, sound or smell, mental clarity or even nausea and vomiting.
Understanding Your Primary & Secondary Contributing Factor
PCF (Primary Contributing Factor)
This is the what we will try to identify and this will be the root cause of your headaches or migraines. You might be surprised what your PCF is, as most commonly we can identify a specific segment of your spine as the underlying cause.
SCF (Secondary Contributing Factor)
These are the issues which are associated with your presentation. For example; your pillow may not be providing enough support and contributing to your migraines, or your posture may be irritating structures in your neck while you are at work. Other examples include; not drinking enough water, or eating the wrong types of foods.
Your headache clinician will work with you to identify your PCF and SCF’s.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the process safe?
Our treatment process is completely safe. We don’t use any medications, are non-invasive and don’t use techniques that click or clunk your neck. We also examine your neck for any ligament damage or circulation issues that could put you at risk.
How will I know the process will work?
The first consultation is critical to the future success of our treatment plan. Here we will try to identify the true cause of your symptoms.
The treatment is then all set out.
Identifying the underlying cause allows us to come up with a plan for you that will work to address your specific condition.
In the case that we cannot identify the… primary cause of your symptoms, unfortunately we will be unable to help you. However, we will let you know in the first session and refer you on to a health practitioner that we think may be able to help. We will not charge you for this consultation, if this is the case. We guarantee that.see more
How successful is the process?
If you fulfil our criteria for treatment, we expect quick and significant improvements to occur in 3-4 weeks. This is the case in 90% of our patients.
I've tried everything. What will you do that is different?
Most of our patients have tried any type of health provider that you can name, a wide-range of different medications, or they have even progressed to surgical intervention…These patients have rarely been to a specialised headache clinic that solely treats headaches & migraines. They have also never been assessed to identify the true cause of their headaches.
We see patients with headaches and migraines every single day. We know to assess the brainstem and your neck in order to identify whether they are the true cause of your symptoms. We also know to examine your whole body, to determine if it is being hyper-sensitive to various triggers which are causing your headaches and migraines.
After assessing these three systems, we will have a full understanding of you, your body and your condition, only then can we know how to treat you and your symptoms effectively.see more
Truly life changing. I have suffered cluster headaches for about 1 month every year for the last 15 years. If you have... been diagnosed with cluster headaches you have to go see this clinic. I have had multiple medications and non have helped. I cant recommend them enough. It's been nearly 2 years now and I haven't had one headache. Truly amazing.Thanks again guys!read more
21:18 03 Jul 21
So fantastic, waking up pain free after sleeping! Instead of crawling through a medication induced tunnel and still... feeling uncomfortable.im pain free , medication free and happy. These beautiful humans really do care , Sasha is fantastic. He made each and every appointment count - gains everytime. Constant improvement, education, support and honest feedback. Now I have skills , understanding, I can take action before a migraine and 99% of the time head them off before they impact on my day.Totally awesome - life changing. I cannot thank you all enough. This truely is healthy Health Care. ❣️read more
21:08 03 Jul 21
Totally life changing. Pain free and loving life again. Medication free and I just wasn't sure it would be possible. ... Extremely professional team . Always felt safe , informed and supported. Thank you beautiful humans xxread more
01:01 29 Jun 21
I have suffered from vestibular migraines for many years with the vertigo symptoms becoming more severe in the past... few months. I noticed an improvement after the first few treatment sessions with Sasch. I highly recommend Sasch and BHMC and wish I had found them sooner.read more
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05:14 25 Jun 21
Our son was experiencing daily debilitating migraines and with Mattias’s help he is now down to 1 per week and we are... very hopeful that this will continue to decrease with further treatments. We are so grateful for the help Mattias has given when no one else was able to offer any real hoperead more
04:47 25 Jun 21
Have help with my migraines significantly!! Ariel is such a lovely and kind natured woman who i can completely trust.... Thank you for your continuous support in my health! Forever greatful.read more
09:54 23 Jun 21
The staff @ BH&MC are all extremely helpful and professional.Have been seeing David for quiet sometime with amazing... results.read more
09:52 23 Jun 21
Have been seeing David @ BH&MC for some months now with great results after having daily headaches for quiet a period... of time.read more
07:36 23 Jun 21
I came to Brisbane Migraine with a continuous migraine that had lasted 2 month. I had been to hospital and had many... tests, all of which showed nothing. Since my arrival my migraine is effectively 100% gone with only small intermittent pains now. I would recommend David to anybody who experiences any sort of migraine pain!read more
23:53 17 Jun 21
Amazing!!! I am so happy to have found sash, I can now go out and live a normal life, with out fearing being caught out... in public or work, with crippling migraines!Top service with amazing support, thanks again for everything!read more
05:01 17 Jun 21
Before going in to see Ariel I was suffering from very regular headaches and neck pain, that would often last for days.... After several visits, my headaches became less frequent. I am now, several months later, happy to say that I rarely get headaches and if I do they are short lived. I cannot recommend these guys enough!read more
04:37 05 Jun 21
I was miserable and in a lot pain when I first visited the clinic. David explained and helped me understand why. A... couple of months later the pain has greatly reduced and I now have some pain free days. Thank you David, Happy Days!read more
06:00 28 May 21
I was nervous at first but definitely found this was worth giving a go.
05:59 28 May 21
Very professional and knowledgeable service has definitely made a difference in my health.
08:21 27 May 21
I've suffered from mutliple migraines each month for the past 10 years.In that time, I have used chiropractor's,... physios, acupuncture and massage therapists but these therapies failed to provide any long term relief.After my first appointment with David at the Brisbane Head & Migraine Clinic, he diagnosed what was causing my migraines, began treatment and provided preventative at home exercises which allowed me to have my first experience of being pain free with more than a week between migraine episodes.Since that first appointment, the migraines episodes have been less regular and have been able to come off strong pain killers.I cannot recommend David and the clinic enough to people who experience any type of headache - they have changed my life!read more
01:59 26 May 21
My experience with the headache and migraine clinic has been life changing. I have gone from having migraines every day... to being free from them without the use of medication. The staff are very knowledgeable and you feel a real sense of care coming from them in each session. I would recommend this clinic to anyone who is suffering from debilitating migraines.read more
05:49 25 May 21
After getting a severe migraine every three weeks with 24 hours of vomiting, I sought help from Mattias at the migraine... clinic. They started becoming more infrequent after only a few treatments and I’ve now just passed six months without one. 1000% recommend!read more
04:04 17 May 21
I've been going here for a few months now and have experienced really exceptional customer service and friendly staff.... My migraines have gone from 10/10s almost everyday after seeing David to no migraines on most of my days :) Proper commitment is important to the healing process too.read more
02:58 13 May 21
I have been receiving treatment from David for my vestibular migraines and have seen great results in a short amount of... time which has been life-changing for me. I would highly recommend him and Brisbane headache and migraine clinic!read more
02:54 13 May 21
I have been receiving treatment from David for my vestibular migraines and have seen great results in a short amount of... time which has been life-changing for me. I would highly recommend him and Brisbane headache & migraine clinic!read more
11:15 12 May 21
’ve had a really positive experience with you guys. Sascha has been my physician. When I first started my treatment, I... was miserable... i was in a lot of pain, and this led me to become more negative. But after the first couple of sessions with Sascha, I felt a huge difference.Several weeks have gone by and I’ve had quite a few treatment sessions with him, and he has completely changed my life back to normal! No pain, no discomfort, I’m finally able to be my happy, positive, energetic self again.I would recommend Sascha to anybody that suffers from migraines, head aches and body pains and injuries.Sascha has helped me get back to dancing again, which is what I love to do.I regularly do exercises that he has given me to do at home, to improve my strength for my neck and injuries.Sascha is a really lovely person who I enjoyed seeing. He always listened to me and carefully tested both my neck injury and foot.Thank you Sascha, and thank you Migraine Team! You have been nothing but fantastic!read more
11:11 12 May 21
I’ve had a really positive experience with you guys. Sascha has been my physician. When I first started my treatment, I... was miserable... i was in a lot of pain, and this led me to become more negative. But after the first couple of sessions with Sascha, I felt a huge difference.Several weeks have gone by and I’ve had quite a few treatment sessions with him, and he had completely changed my life back to normal! No pain, no discomfort, I’m finally able to be my happy, positive, energetic self again.I would record Sascha to anybody that suffers from migraines, head aches and body pains and injuries.Sascha has helped me get back to dancing again, which is what I love to do.I regularly do exercises that he has given me to do at home, to improve my strength for my neck and injuries.Thank you Sascha, and thank you Migraine Team! You have been nothing but fantastic!read more
09:27 12 May 21
Life changing! These are the best words to describe what Ariel has done for me! I’ve suffered from cluster headaches... for 14 years. It has affected my work, my family life and the mental strain has certainly taken its toll on me (they aren’t given the nickname “suicide headache for nothing!).I have been to every doctor in the world and tried every medication they’ve prescribed. From food elimination diets to exercise programs. Every year for around 8 weeks, every single day it returned.I had a work colleague pester me for over a year to go to the Brisbane Headache and Migraine clinic. I refused to “try something new”. Then one day, only halfway through my regular season of cluster headaches, I couldn’t stand the pain anymore and called the Brisbane Headache and Migraine Clinic.From the very first phone call, I knew I was talking to people that actually understood the pain I was going through. I had my first appointment booked with Ariel, but was still as sceptical as ever.I still can’t believe it myself, but from that very first visit, I have not had another cluster headache!!!!! I use to be too scared to go to sleep for fear of a cluster headache 2 hours after going to sleep. I have never been on a holiday or really ventured too far from my house from May til September for the last 14 years! Now my whole life has changed. It’s going on 2 years and I feel like a normal person again.I can’t thank Ariel enough for what she has done for me. These headaches were affecting all aspects of my life, not any more! I highly recommend Ariel and the Brisbane Headache and Migraine Clinic, from the amazing front desk ladies to the practitioners. And don’t forget to grab yourself a memory foam pillow!read more
08:34 12 May 21
BHMC is a professional physio with excellent knowledge on headaches and migraines.I have unbelievable results in... stopping migraines altogether.Thanksread more
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06:16 12 May 21
I have been in treatment with David Appleby. English is not my first language, but the communication with David is... great ! He is great ! When I'm being treated by David I feel treated as an individual, having my culture, needs and preferences valued. Just to say thank you! My pain is definitely lower and the technics taught really gives me a better quality of liferead more
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06:14 12 May 21
I have been in treatment with David Appleby. English is not my first language, but the communication with David is... great ! He is great ! When I'm being treated by David I feel treated as an individual, having my culture, needs and preferences valued. Just to say thank you! My pain is definitely lower and the technics taught really gives me a better quality of life!read more
22:12 03 May 21
Have had a great experience at the Brisbane Headache clinic. After the first appointment my headaches decreased... significantly. I had tried so many other services and nothing worked as quickly or effectively as these guys.read more
10:24 21 Apr 21
I couldn’t recommend Brisbane Migraine Clinic more! I had been suffering from debilitating migraines every month for... almost two years. My doctor kept offering me bandaid solutions (trying to treat it with various medications) and I was feeling really despondent as I wanted to get back to a place where I could be migraine-free without being dependant on medication. Pure serendipity led me to discover Brisbane Migraine Clinic, and my only regret is that I hadn’t found this place sooner! Mattias is brilliant and was able to determine the underlying cause of my migraines in our very first meeting - something that none of my doctors had taken the time to figure out. It’s only been a few months and I can’t believe how drastically my quality of life has improved! I’m pretty sure I cried tears of happiness when the first month passed and I didn’t get a migraine.All their staff are lovely and professional, and Mattias is fantastic! He explained everything clearly so I felt confident and knowledgeable about the treatment and what was causing my issues.If you are thinking of giving up on finding a cure, please don’t! I highly recommend visiting this clinic if you are seeking to help find a natural and effective way to combat your headaches/migraines.read more
02:32 13 Apr 21
Ariel is really nice and informative. She always listens to all of my concerns and remembers all the information I tell... her. Seeing her has reduced my migraines significantly and I rarely get headaches. Would definitely recommended seeing Ariel if you suffer from headaches and/or migraines.read more
06:34 06 Apr 21
Mattias and the staff at the clinic are wonderfully helpful and friendly. Mattias in particular helped me to manage... chronic headaches and sinus effectively and naturally which has provided a huge amount of pain relief to me especially after so many years of discomfort. Thank you so much Mattias and staff.read more
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21:50 30 Mar 21
I have had cluster headaches on and off for two years now and have had no clue what to do about it, I stumbled across... Brisbane migraine and headache clinic, decided to give it a go and I could not be happier with the results from Mattias. My symptoms have dropped by an easy 90% and I can enjoy my days again.Thank you Mattias and thank you Brisbane migraine and headache clinic.Might I also add, the cleanliness and professionalism is superb.read more
21:47 30 Mar 21
I have had cluster headaches on and off for two years now and have had no clue what to do about it, I stumbled across... Brisbane migraine and headache clinic, decided to give it a go and I could not be happier with the results from Mattias. My symptoms have dropped by an easy 90% and I can enjoy my days again.Thank you Mattias and thank you Brisbane migraine and headache clinic.read more
00:39 26 Mar 21
So far my treatment at the Headache and Migraine clinic has been very helpful. As someone who experiences migraines... often enough, I can say with confidence that after only a few months of treatment with practictioner Mattias, the frequency and severity has been reduced. Still a ways to go till Im migraine free, but I can say with confidence that this very interesting form of treatment works.read more
12:38 24 Mar 21
David is really wonderful and he is a magician. I've been suffering from migraine headaches for past three years after... I met David, and his treatment is like a miracle. I've been on treatment for five weeks now and haven't had any headaches.Thank you heapsDavidread more
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07:08 24 Mar 21
I have been suffering from Migraines and Headaches since I was in primary school. I have been attending the clinic now... for a month and am seeing huge improvements. I haven’t had a debilitating migraine in over a month! Thanks so much to the awesome team here who are very professional. I see David who has been a great help in understanding my physio needs holistically.read more
23:03 09 Mar 21
This clinic has the most friendliest and helpful staff..Matias in particular is brilliant - my neck and headache... problems have almost gone I have more movement in my neck and not having to medicate every day because of headaches is a definite positive. I only wish I had found this clinic years ago....thank you so much !!read more
14:01 08 Mar 21
I had migraines for the last 22 years, it was last year that it got really worst from august to December, I was really... struggling with the pains. i will get migraines and head aches for 5-6 days straight and it lasted for 10-12 hrs, there are times also that i will woke up in the middle of the night because i was in pain & my shoulder is aching. I was sent by my GP to the emergency hospital twice and was picked up by the ambulance at work becuase i was really in pain and half of my body is numb i couldnt feel it. i had seen a specialist and He told me i had hemiplegic migraine and prescribe me with some medications but its not helping i feel like i was getting worst. i was so depressed and so unhappy that time, it really affecting me in so many ways. I have tried heaps of remedies for my migraine and neck and shoulder pains but only for a while im in pain again.My hubby and I found and watch their video online, after i read the reviews i did not think twice. i had my first treatment with Dom & he explained everything to me, he was very professional and very confident with what he is doing, i think it was on my 4rth or 5th treatment that after i did not get any migraines or head aches for 12 days straight , i was so delighted with the result. My next treatment was with David he is also very professional and also very confident .i did not get any migraine or head aches or shoulder pains for 2 weeks straight after seeing him twice, it felts so good not having those pains again i feel like im back to my old self again and im hoping for zero pain soon ,i feel so at ease and feel secured knowing that im in good hands., I highly recommend it. .its worth it.. thank u very muchread more
00:14 17 Feb 21
Mattias and the team at the headache clinic have been life savers. I suffered from continuous headaches and sinus for... years. They have helped to control and limit my headaches in a natural and non evasive way.Everyone is very helpful and friendly. Highest of high recommendations.read more
05:44 30 Jan 21
Ariel helped me manage my headache. She is very friendly and provides great service.
06:16 28 Jan 21
My story started almost a decade ago with a wakeboarding accident that lead to servere neck pain associated with... debilitating headaches almost instantly.At the time my GP referred me onto a Neurosurgeon who gave me bilateral cortisone injections (both sides of my neck). The releif was short lived and the pain and headaches returned and only worsened.This whole time I've lived a life full of pain - suffering from chronic daily headaches that greatly affected not only my work & social life, but also who I was as a person. I've spent thousands of dollars over the years on treatment and trying to find answers via medical referral but the GP's and Specialists simply could not help me.I completely lost hope until I consulted the BHMC. Since receiving treatment from Dominic, my condition has significantly improved and I've managed to start living my life again. Dominic is such a kind and understanding clinician, he's changed my life so much and I'll be forever grateful of that, I only wish I came to see him earlier!!!!read more
03:52 22 Jan 21
09:10 17 Dec 20
For years I thought I was just anxious. I had stomach problems, anxiety about leaving the house, nausea, dizziness,... sore eyes, blocked ears, stomach spasms, what felt like heart palpitations, sensitivity to medications, twinkle lights in my vision, loss of speech and mild headaches. In short I felt hungover without ever drinking, all the time. I’ve tried anti anxiety meds and ended up with a panic attack. I’ve tried exercise physiology, dieticians, meditation and yoga. It wasn’t until I saw an ENT that he suggested I see a balance physio. I was then diagnosed with vestibular migraines. The balance physio helped and during my time there they suggested visiting Brisbane Migraine and Headache Clinic. I’ve been seeing Dom at Spring Hill since October and for the first time in years I’m having symptom free days and am starting to string a days together. I can’t recommend the clinic highly enough. Thank you to the amazing team at the clinic!read more
00:50 17 Dec 20
The BHMC has helped me greatly to manage and get rid off headaches I’ve had for years.Mathias has been a true... professional through the journey.read more
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I was suffering with bad migraine from last 13 years. Then I heard about Brisbane headache centre. I consulted with... Dominic he is very professional and nice Physio. He find out the triggers and started my treatment since i seen him first till now I haven't had any headaches. I highly recommend people if you suffering with headache and migraine please go and consult with the team.Thanks Dominic.read more