When patients come in to see us for lower back pain, and they have been elsewhere, inevitably they will tell us one of a number of things. I’ve had this low back pain for years and it’s not getting any better, I am doing an exercise program but I’ve reached a plateau – and if I stop doing the exercises it goes back to square one, I’ve had all the scans and there isn’t anything major – but the pain just isn’t improving, I’ve done all of my “core” stability exercises and it isn’t helping.… sometimes a combination, and sometimes more than that!
Some great news about headache and migraine today! Our colleague from Melbourne Headache Centre, Roger O’Toole, went viral – after a story in The Herald-Sun yesterday morning it has been picked up by Channel Seven, Channel Nine and Ten Eyewitness News nationally, including Brisbane. It’s left us a little swept off our feet!
Yes, that was Chris from Brisbane Headache Centre on A Current Affair tonight giving comment on the statistics regarding the sheer number of headache and migraine sufferers – Headache and Migraine is a massive economic problem and one that for a long time hasn’t had a lot of answers with respect to causes, and effective treatments.