Headache Solutions Save Billions With Chiropractic Care
Migraine headaches cost U.S. employers more than $24 billion annually
It was reported by Doheny in 2006 that migraine headaches cost U.S. employers more than $24 billion annually, including direct health care costs and indirect expenses such as absenteeism—when employees whose heads are pounding stay on the job but aren’t performing up to par.
Chiropractic vs. Medication Effectiveness & Safety
In randomized clinical trials, chiropractic was 57% more effective in the reduction of headaches and migraines than drug therapy.
There has been numerous other studies done on the treatment of headaches with chiropractic. The following two studies are the most widely referenced and well respected.
A literature review performed by researchers at Duke University looked at a number of studies that looked at chiropractic treatment for headaches. Researchers concluded the following: “Manipulation appeared to result in immediate improvement in headache severity when used to treat episodes of cervicogenic control. Furthermore, when compared to soft-tissue therapies (massage), a course of manipulation treatments resulted in sustained improvement in headache frequency and severity.”
This study compared chiropractic spinal manipulation to amitriptyline which is a medication often prescribed for the treatment of headache. The researchers found that “spinal manipulation seemed to be as effective as a well-established and efficacious treatment (amitriptyline), and on the basis of a benign side effects profile, it should be considered a treatment option for patients with frequent migraine headaches.”
In other words, the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic treatment or spinal manipulation in the treatment of headache should be considered by patients suffering these symptoms.
The researchers also found that in the weeks immediately following treatment, patients who had received spinal manipulation had a 42% reduction in headache frequency, compared to only 24% of those who took amtriptyline. The chiropractic group had fewer headaches even after treatment had ceased.
Long Term Migraine and Headache Relief
Do your migraines or headaches have you feeling frustrated and helpless? Does it seem that despite everything medication you have tried, there really is no help? Well maybe you have been overlooking a more natural treatment that for many people has offered long term relief – chiropractic treatments!
Now you might be wondering how a chiropractor can actually help, and its simple. Drugs and medications only dull the pain of headaches and migraines, they do not actually treat the problem. On the other hand, chiropractic care treats the problem itself and actually aids the body in correcting it. Correcting the problem means long term relief! Headaches and migraines can develop from many causes, therefore seeing a professional chiropractor can help you determine the cause, and treat the problem.
Nearly 14% of people who visit the chiropractor go for headaches or migraines, and many receive the long term relief they have always been looking for. If you or someone you know is suffering from migraines or headaches, visit your Minnesota Chiropractor.