Nine out of ten Americans suffer from headaches. Some have them occassionally, some are frequent – even occurring daily. Headaches are debilitating. They can cause a loss of concentration, throbbing, pounding, nausea, moodiness, inability to work, and a diminishment in quality of life. Most Americans use over the counter pain medication in the form of aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, or a variety of muscle relaxors to combat a headache. The problem is that this only covers up the symptom and the headaches will return. There are also side effects from use of over the counter pain medication listed above including ulcers, liver damage, and kidney failure.
However, research from Duke University shows that spinal manipulation – the primary form of care provided by doctors of chiropractic is an effective treatment option for tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck. This 2001 study 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 a commonly prescribed medication.
Clinically, at Holt Chiropractic and Massage have seen great results as well:
“After two-and-a-half weeks of treatments, the daily headaches and hip pain I suffered from for over 20 years are now almost gone. I awoke without headaches five days in a row last week. On three of those days, I had no headaches at all!”
– A 45-year-old female physical science technician
With the addition of cranial adjusting, our results have continued to improve – with faster and more complete resolution. If you have not tried chiropractic care for headaches, go to our website and give us a call. Holt Chiropractic and Massage.