Is Chiropractic an Effective Headache Treatment?
Headaches might be common, but that doesn’t make them any less debilitating.
The World Health Organization estimates that up to 75% of the global population will experience at least one headache this year. Headaches are the most common central nervous system disorder.
Sadly, for most headache sufferers, one headache a year would be a dream come true. Millions of people report experiencing headaches at least 15 days each month.
If you’re sick of popping ibuprofen, you might want to consider chiropractic as a headache treatment.
What Causes Headaches?
Did you know scientists have identified over 300 different types of headaches?
Many headaches are classified as cervicogenic, which means they originate from tension in your neck. Chronic neck tension interferes with nerve pathways in the skull and brain, leading to that familiar vice grip feeling.
You might not even notice this tension on its own. It could be too subtle to cause noticeable pain, or it might feel normal to you after years of stiffness.
Why Choose Chiropractic for Headache Treatment?
Over-the-counter medications like Tylenol and Motrin might stave off headache symptoms, but they do nothing to address your headaches at their source.
In fact, someone who suffers from daily headaches shouldn’t rely on OTC drugs. Your body will build a dependence on the substance, triggering more headaches when you don’t take it.
Remember, headaches are a central nervous system disorder, and your CNS “lives” in your spine. Chiropractic targets the root cause of headaches with gentle adjustments. Research shows that spinal manipulation is the most effective chiropractic treatment for migraines and cervicogenic headaches.
Your First Visit at Health for Life Chiropractic
On your first visit, Dr. Edmond Hattaway will ask questions about your headache history and symptoms. He’ll take X-rays and conduct an exam to identify any damage to your cervical spine (neck) or other vertebrae.
Dr. Hattaway will also ask questions to see if any lifestyle factors are contributing to your chronic headaches.
From there, you and Dr. Hattaway will work out a treatment plan to create a healthy environment for your spine.
The goal is to heal your spine and prevent headaches from occurring in the first place.
Don’t accept headaches as normal! Schedule an appointment at Health for Life Chiropractic in Douglasville by calling 770-489-0187.