Did you know that 80% of headaches are neck related?
A recent study found that the INDIRECT annual cost for headache in the USA ($19.6 billion) was only slightly less that for back pain ($19.8 billion).
Headaches and migraines are common pain events for many people, and they are often recurring. A variety of prescription and over-the-counter medications may control headache and migraine pain, but they only mask the pain without addressing the cause. These medications may also have side effects, especially with long use. Hoping to find a more natural and holistic solution to chronic headaches, many people turn to chiropractic.
Chiropractic Treatment for Headaches and Migraines
Chiropractic treatment for headaches and migraines can be extremely effective in not only reducing the symptoms you are experiencing but also addressing the root cause of your head pain. Clinical studies suggest that chiropractic may have a measurable role in the prevention of migraines and headaches. Through adjustments of the spine and neck, migraines and headaches can often be reduced or prevented. Nerves control vascular system tension, and chiropractic adjustments reduce irritation of the nervous system beginning with its roots in the spine, also improving vascular flow.
Research shows that spinal adjustments– 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 adjustments 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 a commonly prescribed medication.
Also, a study in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that spinal adjustments are an effective treatment for tension headaches and that those who ceased chiropractic treatment after four weeks experienced a sustained therapeutic benefit in contrast with those patients who received a commonly prescribed medication.
Dr. Rodwin also practices a technique whereby she is able to adjust your cranium (skull) bones, which is very effective in treating headaches and migraine symptoms.
Book your chiropractic appointment with Dr. Barbara Rodwin today!