Are headaches holding you back?
If you have a headache, you’re not alone. It is believed that 1 out of 6 Americans suffer from headaches. Some are occasional, some frequent, some are dull and throbbing, and some cause debilitating pain and nausea. What do you do when you suffer from a pounding headache?
Do you grit your teeth and carry on? Lie down? Pop a pill and hope the pain goes away? There is a better alternative! Research shows that spinal manipulation, the primary form of care provided by doctors of chiropractic, may be an effective treatment option for tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck.
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 a tension-type headache than a commonly prescribed medication.
Chiropractic adjustments are used to improve spinal alignment, reduce nerve irritation, relax muscle tension, and improve vascular flow to break the cycle of pain. Chiropractic care can provide a natural, safe, and comprehensive treatment plan for conditions like chronic headaches, neck pain, back pain, or muscle tightness to name a few. Patients are provided with an opportunity to put an end to what can be a very disabling aspect to their life and add a considerable improvement in their quality of life.