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Chiropractic Treatments for Headaches

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013 by admin No Comments

chiropractic-treats-headaches-sxc.huOne of the primary reasons people set up an appointment with a chiropractor is because they have a headache. In fact, 13% of current chiropractic patients are those complaining of headaches or related ailments. Now, it’s well-known that having a headache can seriously impact your quality-of-life. Tension headaches, migraines, and cluster headaches can make it difficult to go about your daily life. For some, the pain is so bad that they have to take high doses of pain relievers and even then they are stuck lying in bed with the lights off just trying to “wait it out.”

A recent study is showing frequent chiropractic treatments have a significantly positive impact on both the severity and frequency of headaches. In fact, a review published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics outlines official guidelines by which chiropractors can provide manipulation and adjustment with the aim of treating headache pain in mind.

Specifically, it was found that high velocity and low amplitude thrusts are most effective for the management of migraine and cervicogenic headaches. An additional study performed in Holland showed that chronic tension headaches also respond to chiropractic care more frequently than general practitioner care. Specifically, manual therapy was found to reduce the symptoms of chronic tension headaches in both the short and the long-term.

So what does this all mean for someone like you? If you suffer from frequent headaches that greatly impact your quality of life, it would behoove you to set up an appointment with your local practitioner. He or she can review your current health and you can provide a detailed account of your symptoms. From there, the treatment plan will be set forth. Should you stick to this treatment plan, the likelihood that you will experience a significant reduction in pain and the frequency of your headaches is very high. There’s no need to live with this pain any longer. There’s no need to rely on pain medications that you will likely build up a tolerance to overtime and need to have the dosage increased. There’s no need to miss work and fun events because of your headaches. Especially when such a convenient treatment option is available.

Chiropractic treatments can provide you with a level of symptom reduction, pain relief, and long-term effectiveness unlike any other form of treatment. Isn’t that alone worth giving it a try?

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