Ground-breaking research revolutionizes the way headaches are viewed by the medical community. A world-renowned researcher named Dr. Nikoli Bogduk found all headaches shared a relationship with the upper neck. This shows that headaches can literally be a pain in the neck. Dr. Bogduk noted every single headache directly correlated to abnormal cervical spine nerve function.
Millions of headache sufferers experience relief and oftentimes permanent correction for their headaches through Chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic care influences many different types of headaches due to the relationship between neck vertebrae and brain and blood health. Chiropractic provides drugless relief from all forms of headaches by improving the connection between the spine and central nervous system. Headache origination comes in various forms although the body contains an amazing ability to function better and heal when the brain and spinal cord function at optimal capacity.
Migraine affects 38 million people in the United States and is a leading cause of disability. Many medications used to treat migraines have disabling side effects, and over 75% of migraine patients report associated neck pain, and many note musculoskeletal complaints, such as neck stiffness, muscle tension, or problems with jaw function. Research shows that spinal manipulation – one of the primary treatments provided by doctors of chiropractic – may be an effective treatment option for migraines, tension headaches, and headaches that originate in the neck. A 2011 JMPT study found that chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, improves migraine and cervicogenic headaches. (2)
Many medical practitioners are often unaware of the treatment approaches within the chiropractic profession and the efficacy of these approaches because chiropractors have practiced as a separate healthcare system for over a century. The good news is that people are seeing the benefits firsthand of Chiropractic Care with headaches and migraines. Medical doctors and the general public are seeking out care for relief. Three in four people who saw a chiropractor for neck and back pain in the last year (77%) described chiropractic care as “very effective.”(3)
Life Source Chiropractic in Omaha Nebraska focuses on finding the cause of the headaches. If that cause is related to damage in the spine with associated neck pain then in many cases the solution is chiropractic treatment. Contact us at 402-934-4220 to see if we can help with you neck pain, migraines, or headaches.
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- Bryans R, Descarreaux M, Duranleau M, et al. Evidence based guidelines for the chiropractic treatment of adults with headache. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2011; 34: 274-89.
- “One in Four Americans Sought Care for Neck and Back Pain Last Year,” Gallup.com, accessed November 2018: http://www.gallup.com/poll/194984/one-four-adults-sought-care-neck-back-pain-last-year.aspx?g_source=Well-Being&g_medium=newsfeed&g_campaign=tiles