Is your head pounding again with another headache? Are you sick and tired of reaching for another drug for the treatment of headaches? There are many ways to relieve your headache but the medications are usually just temporary at masking the symptoms. It’s because the pills do not get to the actual cause of the problem and then you have to worry about the side effects of the medication.
There are many causes of headaches. Did you know the most common cause of headaches and even migraines are
from neck problems? Statistics show up to 80% of headaches are in actuality what are termed cervicogenic headaches. So doesn’t it make sense if this is the cause, then if we work on the neck it would be the most effective way for treatment of headaches?
You may have experienced an accident or injury to your neck. You might have played sports or bumped into causing the head and neck to whip straining the joints and ligaments. You might have even slept in bad positions or maintain bad postures that put stress into the neck. Something few people think of is the pressure doctors put on your neck when you are being born. The accumulative effects of stress and trauma into the spine causes dysfunctions of the neck. Cervicogenic headaches can have symptoms that mimic migraines and tension headaches.
Chiropractors analyze the neck and causes of the headaches. Using gentle, safe techniques in the treatment of headaches makes chiropractic extremely effective.
A study: Illustrating risk difference and number needed to treat from a randomized controlled trial of spinal manipulation for cervicogenic headache.
In this study 80 patients suffering with headaches were split into chiropractic treatment and massage. Follow up at 12 and 24 weeks were to compare outcomes of the two groups. The chiropractic group improved significantly more than the patients who received massage. Those patients that received chiropractic for treatment of headaches had reduction in both pain and number of headaches compared to the massage group. There was also improved quality of life with less interference of normal daily activities and less disability in the chiropractic group.
The study concluded that patients who seek chiropractic as their treatment of headaches had significant advantage over massage. Chiropractic patients saw an improvement in number, severity and disability caused by their headaches. This demonstrates the amazing natural benefits of chiropractic in the treatment of headaches.
Dr. Russell Brokstein is a chiropractor in Freehold, NJ. He has over 16 years experience helping in treatment of headaches. A thorough examination usually reveals restriction in the patient’s range of motion. The headaches and neck restrictions can be debilitating and effect the quality of life. Dr. Brokstein addresses the areas of restrictions. This removes the cause of the headaches and patients can once again enjoy their normal daily activities. If you suffer with headaches and live in central NJ, make sure you click here to get the most natural, effective treatment of headaches.