Many people suffer with pain symptoms in the form of headaches. Recent studies show that chiropractic is highly successful in alleviating many types of headaches. Most headaches originate in the neck and therefore are called Cervicogenic headaches. They often start with some kind of neck injury due to trauma or an auto collision.
80 patients with chronic cervicogenic headaches took part in this study. They received either chiropractic adjustments or light massage.
The patients that received the chiropractic care improved substantially more than those that receive massage. The chiropractic patients not only have better scores on pain and disability tests, they also experienced a 50% reduction in overall symptoms. They also had a 33% reduction in medication usage by the end of the study.
The reason why chiropractic has such high success in helping patients suffering with headaches is in the goal of correcting the cause. Chiropractic restores the normal flexibility and function of the spine to relieve cervicogenic head pain. By aligning the spine, chiropractors remove the pressure from the nerves causing the pain. If you suffer from headaches, chiropractic can be a safe and effective way to treat pain and improve your health.
We have been helping patients suffering with headaches for 14 years. Patients in Freehold and the surrounding towns of Marlboro, Manalapan, Howell, Colts Neck, Jackson, Morganville and other communities in Monmouth and Ocean county are coming to our office on 9 Broadway in Freehold, NJ to obtain pain relief and optimal health and wellness without drugs or surgery. If you would like to find out more information go to our website at www.chiropractorfreehold.com.
Haas M, Spegman A, Peterson D, Aickin M, Vavrek D. Dose response and efficacy of spinal manipulation for chronic cervicogenic headache: a pilot randomized controlled trial. The Spine Journal 2010; 10: 117-128.