Tension, cluster, migraine, trigger point: every one has one or more of these types of headaches at some point in time of their life. Each type can present in different ways. Some can be mild, while others are severe enough to cause nausea and vomiting. There are currently 28 million migraine sufferers age 12+ in the United States. Because headaches have become so common, many people consider them a normal part of life, but at no point in life are headaches normal. A headache is a warning sign that something in your body has gone awry.
Research study after research study, new findings continue to demonstrate that chiropractic adjustments are among the most effective headache treatments. This is no surprise to chiropractors, as a majority of headaches originate in the neck region, which a majority of chiropractors specialize in. A report released in 2001 by researchers at the Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, NC, found that “spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement for those headaches that originate in the neck, and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headache than commonly prescribed medications.” These findings support an earlier study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics that found spinal manipulative therapy to be effective for treating tension headaches. This study also found that those who stopped chiropractic treatment after four weeks continued to experience a sustained benefit in contrast to those patients who received pain medication.
At Concise Chiropractic we are dedicated to delivering the most specific and scientific adjustment to allow your body to heal from the inside-out. Don’t let headaches affect you or a loved one. Contact Concise Chiropractic today to be assessed for vertebral subluxations so you can start living the life you deserve to live.