Headache Facts

  • Research published in the medical journal “Spine” in 2002, showed that manual therapy and exercise techniques conducted by physiotherapists, were significantly beneficial in the treatment of some headaches.

(Source: Jull G, Trott P, Potter H, et al 2002. A randomised controlled trial of exercise and manipulative therapy for cervicogenic headache. Spine 27: pages 1835 – 1843)

  • Over 2.5 million people in Australia take medication for headaches.
  • Patients aged between 25 and 44 years of age were more likely to report headaches than people in other age groups.

(Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics 1995)

  • 84% of Australians have experienced a severe headache in the past 12 months.
  • Less than 40% of those who suffered a headache received treatment.
  • Headaches are more common in women with 62% of women compared to 37% of men suffering from severe headache.
  • Research has found that 70% of Australian have little knowledge of headache treatments.

(Source: Pfizer Health Report Issue #15 )