For family and friends of headache & migraine sufferers
Everybody knows somebody who suffers from headaches or migraines. What are you doing to help them?
Headache and migraine conditions are not debilitating for just the sufferers. Spouses, children, friends, colleagues and employers all suffer varying degrees of frustration, helplessness, anger, and confusion about the causes and treatments for headache conditions. They also have to deal with the economic, psychological and social consequences.
People who are in close contact with headache/migraine sufferers commonly report to us that they have to live “walking on eggshells”. They cannot plan their lives ahead due to the chance that a headache/migraine sufferer will suffer an attack. This results in cancelling dinner engagements at the last minute, not being able to take holidays, or even restricting employment opportunities.
The economic cost of headache and migraine
Employers with staff who suffer migraine become frustrated with the lost economic output due to the sufferer having to take leave, or leave work early. Employees in this situation feel hopeless, as if they’re “letting the team down”.
Work colleagues can react quite negatively to a colleague with a headache and migraine condition, especially if they do not suffer from headache or migraine themselves, or do not understand the pain, agony and frustration they cause. The end result is considerable distress for everyone concerned.
Can you help a headache or migraine sufferer?
Everyone affected by headache and migraine is looking for respite, relief for their loved ones – an answer. Everyone wants to create a better lifestyle where headache and migraine is simply not a consideration.
The Headache and Pain Management Centre offers respect, experience and assurance that these conditions can be treated effectively. We have successfully treated children as young as 6, and people as old as 80.
Our qualified clinicians treat headache and migraine sufferers hands-on, educating them about how their condition happens, what they can do in the event of an attack, and also providing simple strategies to prevent recurrence. We aim to increase their quality of life.
If you are a friend, colleague, employer or a relative of a person who suffers headache or migraine regularly, it is strongly recommended that you contact The Headache and Pain Management Centre on 1300 16 55 33, or via the contact form above.