Headaches and Chiropractic
If you have a headache, you’re not alone. Nine out of 10 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.
Spinal manipulation is an effective treatment option for all different types of headaches, even migraines.
Patients with migraine headaches commonly report the following attributes:
o 75% report associated neck pain
o 70% have a family history of migraine headaches
o 50% report known triggers, like changes in weather, stress, lack of sleep, alcohol consumption, and eating certain foods
o 46% report nasal congestion
Chiropractic adjustments are not only great for helping reduce the severity of migraines, but regular chiropractic care can also help reduce the frequency of these migraines as well. What many people don’t realize is that their poor posture can actually contribute to their migraines. When you spend the whole day hunched over a phone, tablet or computer screen, you start putting some serious strain on your neck and back muscles, which can increase chances of getting subluxations and a migraine.
See the lesson from Dr. Dana O’Neil for more information.