Headaches are people’s most frequent complaint, the fifth most common reason for outpatient hospital care, one of the top 5 reasons for days missed at school and at work, and the 11th most frequent reason for a visit to a doctor. It is estimated that one person in three suffers from severe headaches at some point in life.
There can be many causes of headaches, but the most common and most overlooked cause stems from the improper positioning and movement of spinal bones in the neck (a.k.a. vertebral subluxations). Finally, new studies are revealing what Doctors of Chiropractic have known for 100 years. When bones of the spine (vertebrae) lose their normal position and motion, sensitive nerves and blood vessels to the head can be pinched, squeezed and irritated. When this happens, a warning signal is transmitted to the brain. This warning signal is a throbbing, and painful headache!
Worldwide, people consume more than 13,000 tons of aspirin per year for the relief of headache. Although aspirin and other drugs may suppress or dampen the signal, they do not correct the underlying structural cause of the headache. Chiropractors have phenomenal success correcting the cause of headache pain and as a result have released millions of sufferers from the dangerous vicious cycle of taking ever-increasing doses of ever-stronger painkillers.
Chiropractic care has shown to be even more effective than medications in reducing the severity and frequency of headaches by preventing them in the first place. Even if you suffer from migraines, (and you’re certainly not alone, as they affect an estimated 10% of the population), chiropractic can help. In a study of 127 migraine patients, subjects receiving chiropractic adjustments reported substantial improvement. One in five participants reported a 90% reduction in their migraines and more than half reported significant improvement in severity of their pain.
Various triggers, such as allergies, diet, skipped meals, drug rebound, whiplash injury, sports injury, insomnia, poor posture, and everyday stress can add to the problem, increasing the frequency and intensity of a headache. I can help you to identify, reduce or eliminate triggers contributing to your headaches and at the same time work to correct the vertebral subluxations which are the ultimate cause of your pain.
If you or someone you know is popping pills for headaches, then pop in to see us! With conventional over-the-counter medications proving less than effective and more and more dangerous to your health…isn’t it time to get to the root of the problem! Just call(239) 243-8735 to schedule your consultation.