Do You Suffer From Normal Headaches?
Fight Headaches! Suffer No Longer!
Here in our office we have been getting several cases where people are complaining of neck, mid-back, and low-back pain. What’s interesting about this is that when I evaluate their symptoms many tell me their secondary issues, the most common being headaches.
People can suffer from many different types of headaches such as tension headaches or migraines and cluster headaches. According to a 2001 Duke University study and the 1995 Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics Chiropractic adjustments have been proven to be most effective in the relief of headaches. What I have discovered is that many patients have been suffering from headaches for years and don’t think anything about it. Most people accept the constant dose of over the counter meds to relive their headaches because they see them as being “normal”.
In my 14 years of being a chiropractor, I’ve realized that most people learn to adapt and deal with their pain or other health issues without giving it a second thought. Typically when someone says they have neck pain or stiffness I always ask if they have headaches and if so, are they associated with their neck pain, most of the time they say yes. The most interesting cases I have come across are patients saying they have gotten the headaches ever since an auto accident they were involved with several years prior to their current condition, yet they have accepted these headaches as a normal ramification of this incident.
We call these types of headaches cervicogenic which means they originate from the neck and occipital region, generally classified as localized pain that may project to the forehead, orbital region, temples, or ears and is generally more on one side and can be aggravated by certain neck movements and constant poor neck posture.
According to the 1977 issue of Journal of Manipulation & Physiological Therapeutics the effect of spinal manipulation in the treatment of the cervicogenic headache shows that those who are receiving chiropractic adjustments regularly:
- Decrease their analgesic pain reliever use by 36%
- Decrease their headache hours by 69%
- Decrease their headache intensity by 36%
While the results of this study may not be good news to the makers of over – the – counter pain meds, it should be encouraging to chiropractors to now have a randomized blind study to confirm a significant part of their clinical experience.
This video is an excellent example of a patient that i’ve been treating who has suffered from headaches for the passed year, that has been caused by subluxation of the spine. After just three visits Jason has come to find relief by chiropractic adjustments without the need for any medication.
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