The aim of this review is to identify the main characteristics of classic migraine, with specific regard to diagnostic criteria for manual therapy practitioners, including chiropractors and physiotherapists. Ten case studies on migraine were reviewed for symptoms and clinical features. Many cases reviewed as classic migraines were in reality not correct diagnoses in accordance with International Headache Society classification system. Some cases had classic signs which may have been misinterpreted, whilst other cases had possible inconsistent symptoms, making diagnosis difficult. The various classification systems are presented with guidelines for diagnosis to assist practitioners making the accurate diagnosis.

Grant Value: $39,855
Chief Investigator: Dr Peter Tuchin – Macquarie University
Status: Complete