Chiropractic Treatment for Headaches & Migraines
Suffering from Headaches
Headaches — including migraines — are one of the most common ailments suffered by individuals on a monthly, weekly, or even daily basis. Many people experience headaches in different areas and in different intensity and frequency, but one thing is true about all headaches: they can be debilitating. Not only can they be painful, but many individuals’ jobs, family, and social lives suffer as a result of them. That’s why our Davidson chiropractic office wants to make sure you’re not living with headaches forever. Whether they’re new to you or you have been dealing with them for a while, there is hope to solve headaches and migraines with chiropractic treatment.
Drug Use and Headaches
Many people have turned to drugs to deal with headaches and migraines. These drugs are often times dangerous and can have very severe side effects. In fact, a common drug to treat migraines, Topamax, was created primarily as an anticonvulsant. Its 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.” Chiropractic treatment is a healthier approach to managing headaches and migraines.
Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments for Headaches
If you’ve tried everything else, then maybe it’s time you turn to chiropractic treatment. According to an article presented in 2001 by researchers at the Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, “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 headaches than commonly prescribed medications.” While you may not feel pain in the neck, it’s very common that your headache may originate there, as up to 70% of headaches are considered carcinogenic 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’m a chiropractor because chiropractic treatment for headaches resolved my daily migraines. When I was a child, I suffered from migraines on a daily basis. Missing 42 days of school in one calendar year was a struggle, and continuing down that path would’ve been devastating and ultimately affected who I am today. However, after trying medication, therapy, glasses, and many other treatment options, my father took me to a chiropractor to stop headaches without drugs. Since then, I haven’t had any migraines and have been able to excel in my career and live a healthy, drugless life. Had I not given chiropractic treatment a chance, who knows how things would’ve turned out.
Remedies for Headaches
Just because “everybody has headaches” doesn’t mean that it’s normal to have headaches. If you’re ready to have a better quality of life and treat headaches without drugs, stop on by! We take care of many patients in Charlotte, Concord, and Huntersville that chronically deal with headaches and migraines. Don’t let your them 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 headache and migraine relief. Click here for some good alternative options to manage your headaches effectively and safely.