4 Types of Headaces:
- Tension-Type Headache (TTH)
- Medications-Overuse Headache (MOH)
- Cluster Headache (CH)
Headaches affect 50-75% of the adult population at least once a year. Of those reporting a single headache or more per year, 30% (15-22.7% of the entire population) have reported migraines. (Headache disorders. (n.d.). Retrieved July 13, 2016, from the World Health Organization)
Headaches do not care about race, gender, income level or geographic location. EVERYONE is just as likely to be affected by headaches as YOU ARE!!!
Chiropractic can assist people with any type of headache you are fighting. As your Chiropractor, I will:
- Review your health history with you.
- Range of Motion Exam - Tells us what is moving more, or less, than it should be
- Posture Exam - Window into the spine
- Gait Analysis - Body and Brain Communication
- Orthopedic Exam - Rules out the need for additional imaging
- Chiropractic Exam - Tells me what is moving and what is not
- Sit down with you to explain my findings, what my recommendations are, and what you can be doing to help yourself.
What has Chiropractic done for others
that might help YOU?
Chiropractic has a long track record of significantly reducing the intensity, frequency and duration of TTH's and migraines.
"Several clinical trials indicate that spinal manipulation therapy may help treat migraine headaches. In one study of people with migraines, 22% of those who received Chiropractic manipulation reported more than a 90% reduction of attacks. Also, 49% reported a significant reduction of the intensity of each migraine."
- Migraine headache. (n.d.). Retrieved July 13, 2016, from University of Maryland Medical Center
Other studies have incorporated control trials. The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics concluded:
"The results of this study show that spinal manipulative therapy is an effective treatment for tension headaches. Amitriptyline therapy was slightly more effective in reducing pain at the end of the treatment period but was associated with more side effects. Four weeks after the cessation of treatment, however, patients who received spinal manipulative therapy experienced a sustained therapeutic benefit in all major outcomes in contrast to the patients that received amitriptyline therapy, who reverted to baseline values. The sustained therapeutic benefit associated with spinal manipulation seemed to result in a decreased need for over-the-counter medication. There is a need to assess the effectiveness of spinal manipulative therapy beyond four weeks and to compare spinal manipulative therapy to an appropriate placebo such as sham manipulation in future clinical trials."