8 Mar 2017

The Migraine Headache Continuum

The Numbers Existing data suggests that up to 3 million people suffer from migraines and up to 7 million suffer from headaches in Australia. A reduction in social activities and work capacity has been found in nearly all people who experience migraines and 60% of those with headaches. The Continuum There is a substantial amount […]

3 Jul 2016

What Are NSAIDs?

Did you know that in 2013, Australians spent approximately 629 million dollars on over-the-counter painkillers? What are NSAIDs? Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) are commonly used in the management of pain and inflammation associated with many musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. How do NSAIDs work? Prostaglandins are hormone-like chemicals in the body that contribute to inflammation, pain and […]

2 Apr 2015

Three Simple Stretches To Help Relieve Your Tension Headache

Tension headache is the most widespread headache disorder, typically categorised by the following: Dull and persistent pain of mild to moderate intensity (not throbbing) Felt on both sides of the head A constant, tight, heavy or pressing sensation Tautness and tenderness of neck and shoulder muscles Tension headaches are often stress induced and/or secondary to […]

30 Sep 2011

Headaches – A Pain In The Neck!

Headaches are a particularly commonly occurring problem we see as Physios here at Bend + Mend, and it can be sometimes hard for the suffering individual to understand why they have a headache, and, if and why a Physiotherapist can help. There are two general types of musculoskeletal (read: bones, joints, muscles) related headaches, and […]