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Treating Migraines through Chiropractic Care

Posted on: December 22nd, 2014 by admin No Comments

Treating Migraines through Chiropractic CareChiropractors don’t get a lot of respect when it comes to the migraine side of human ailments, but that’s essentially due to the fact that there are tons of people forgetting about it. Chiropractors can help in an abundance of different situations, even when you feel like they wouldn’t really serve a purpose at all. It’s pure fact that your body’s wellbeing has a lot to do with the alignment of your spine, as well as many other things that chiropractors happen to specialize in. If you’re suffering from these head pains then you should already know just how painful they can really be, and they can have a toll on things outside of head pain as well. The head pain could lead to you not being able to sleep properly, which would (of course) garner you much more tired every single day than you would normally be. Not only that, but some people suffer from cluster headaches, which is like having a headache attack (it feels like you’re having ten different headaches at once, it’s quite a terrible problem!) and have found refuge in chiropractic clinics all over the world. It isn’t just a fad people, they really do help and you should be making prevalent use of them.

Every single time you have a migraine there are two things that you feel, pain in your head and pain in random region around your body. Back pain and spinal alignment can play a large role in how well you’re able to maintain not having migraines, even in those who has conditions that rectify the risk of getting one randomly. They aren’t pleasant and can be treated through rather simple means in most cases, so why would you refuse yourself the right to be free from all of your troubles?

There was a legitimate study conducted by the UMM (University of Maryland Medical Center) that focussed on chiropractic alignment protocols and headaches. It was proven that around 22% of the patients whom were given the alignment treatment actually saw improvement when it came to their migraine issues, and even though it’s a low percentage it’s still quite promising. It’s definitely better than no results at all, and if even a little bit of hope isn’t enough to have you try and fight the problem yourself than we can’t really help you out anymore! Take your life back into your own hands.

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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?