A recently published Australian study adds to the growing body of research indicating that chiropractic care is effective for migraine headaches. The analysis followed 123 individuals, aged 10 to 70 years, with clinically diagnosed migraines. Eighty-three subjects completed headache diaries over two months of chiropractic care and two months of post-treatment data collection. A control group of 40 subjects was also established.
On average, experimental participants enjoyed significant declines in migraine frequency, duration, disability and medication use, compared with controls. According to the article, around a third of the group reported “more than 90% reduction of migraines as a consequence of the two months of chiropractic care. About 50% of the remaining participants reported significant improvement in the severity of each episode.”
By way of commentary, Doctors of Chiropractic believe the body has an inherent ability to heal itself and that the structure of the spine relates to the function of the human body. Rather than simply relieving symptoms, chiropractors help patients prevent illness by achieving optimal health. That’s why regular chiropractic checkups are important, even if you’re not in pain. And since chiropractors don’t use drugs or surgery, there’s no need to worry about harmful drug interactions of side effects of medication.
Headaches: Not All in Your Head
About 20% of the population suffers from the pain of chronic headaches. These same people spend over 5 billion dollars on “over the counter” medications each year. And, while these drugs may cover up the symptoms, they do not treat the cause of the headaches.
Pain experienced during a headache is nature’s warning signal that something is wrong, like a fire alarm signaling trouble. Pulling the batteries from the alarm does not address the cause. The same holds true for headaches. A thorough chiropractic evaluation can determine whether a subluxation, a misalignment of spinal bones, is causing pressure to the nervous system, producing the headache.
Chiropractors are the only health care professionals trained to analyze and correct spinal nerve interference. In our society today, spinal nerve stress caused by subluxation has literally reached epidemic proportions.
Recent Study Shows 90% Drop in Headaches!
In a recent study, the average frequency of headache attacks was reduced by 90% in a specific spinal care group. Medication use also dropped 94%. Other symptoms associated with migraine were reduced including nausea, vomiting, photophobia and phonophobia.
Chronic Headaches and Neck Pain: A Big Pain In The Neck
A study involving 180 female office workers, ages 25 to 53, with chronic neck pain and headaches proved that endurance training – consistent repetitive neck exercises, strength training – isometric neck exercises (traction with resistance) and specific spinal adjustments had significantly reduced pain and disability. Significant improvements in neck strength and range of motion were also noted.
Only See ‘Wellness Experts’ If You Want to Be Well.
By correcting and improving your posture and the function of your spine and nervous system, Doctors of Chiropractic help to enhance the health and wellbeing of your whole body. Your chiropractic care not only reduces symptom pain, but also helps you to be healthier for a lifetime. We also suggest other healthy lifestyle practices to help you live your life to the fullest.
Tell your friends, family members or co-workers who suffer from headaches or migraines to contact us today at (214) 972-0302 . Don’t let them suffer with the pain of migraines and chronic headaches any longer. These problems are a sure sign that they may be carrying around a more serious condition like Forward Head Posture or alignment problems in their neck. A thorough examination can determine if their problems are being caused by bad posture or a weak spine.