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Headaches & Migraines

Chiropractic, Headaches, and Migraines

Some 45 million Americans suffer from headaches, and headaches are one of the leading causes for missed days of work.  Why do headaches happen?  More often than not, headaches are the result of vertebral subluxation complex.  With gentle spinal adjustments, chiropractic care addresses the underlying cause for these headaches by correcting vertebral subluxations that may be creating both the experience of "headache" and potentially more far-reaching deleterious effects.

The following articles describes the anatomical and physiological basis for how subluxation in the neck, especially the upper neck, can result in chronic headaches:  click herehere and here.

Boline et al published a study (click here for the abstract) demonstrating that chiropractic care is an effective treatment for chronic tension headaches.  The authors also noted that patients sustained greater long-term therapeutic benefit from chiropractic adjustments as compared to drug therapy, with few or none of the side effects associated with drug treatment.

A 1998 study by Nelson et al also establishes chiropractic care as a treatment for migraine headaches that is as effective as drug therapy, but lacking its side effects.  Click here for the abstract.

In 2001, 19 experts from different health care disciplines published a literature review comparing several headache treatment approaches.  The authors concluded that chiropractic care results in immediate improvement of headache symptoms, with longer lasting relief than drug therapy.  Click here for the PDF.

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