Chiropractic Treatment for Headaches
Headaches are one of the most common ailments suffered by individuals on a monthly, weekly, or even daily basis. Many individuals experience headaches in different locations and in different intensity and frequency, but one thing is true about all headaches; they are debilitating. Not only can they be painful, but many individuals jobs, family, and social lives suffer as a result of them. Headaches, although common, are not something that you must live with forever. Whether they are new to you or you have been dealing with them for awhile, there is hope.
Drug Use and Headaches
Many people have turned to drugs to deal with headaches. These drugs are often times dangerous and can have very severe side effects. In fact, a common drug to treat migraines, Topamax, was actually created primarily as an anti convulsant. It’s side effects include, “tiredness, dizziness, nervousness, numbness or tingly feeling, coordination problems, diarrhea, weight loss, speech problems, changes in vision, sensory distortion, and cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, or sore throat.”
Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments for Headaches
If you have tried everything else then maybe it is time you turn to chiropractic. According to an article presented in 2001 by researchers at the Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, NC “spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement for those headaches that originate in the neck, and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headache than commonly prescribed medications.” While you may not feel pain in the neck it is very common that your headache may originate in the neck as up to 70% of headaches are considered cervicogenic or originating from the cervical spine.
Personal Experience Living with Migraine Headaches
Many other studies have supported the same results that were found in this study, but chiropractic patients will tell you the same thing. In fact, I am a chiropractor because my daily migraines resolved with just a handful of chiropractic visits. When I was a child I suffered with migraines, on a daily basis. Missing 42 days of school in one calendar year was a struggle, and continuing down that path would have been devastating, and ultimately affected who I am today. However, after trying drugs, therapy, glasses, and many other treatment options, my father finally took me to a chiropractor. Since then I have not had any migraines and have been able to accel in my career and live a healthy drugless life. Had I not given chiropractic a chance who knows how things would have turned out.
Remedies for Headaches
Just because ‘everybody has headaches’ does not mean that it is normal to have headaches. If you are ready to live a better quality of life and stop killing the pain of your headaches with drugs stop on by. We take care of many patients in Charlotte, Concord, and Huntersville that chronically deal with headaches. Don’t let your headaches control you. Come see how we can help you feel better and live a better life.
There are many short term remedies that are safer than taking medications for managing your headaches you may try. Click here for some good alternative options to manage your headaches effectively and safely.