Chiropractic – The Natural Way To Ease Headache Pain
A growing number of patients are finding that Chiropractic care is a very safe and effective non-medicinal option that has helped millions of Americans find relief from persistent pain.
Research shows that spinal manipulation, which is the most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic, is an effective treatment option for tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck. A report released in 2001 by researchers at the Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, N.C., found that 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 many commonly prescribed medications.
Also, doctors of chiropractic are trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling—all of which are important components in the management of chronic headache pain.
When it comes to managing headache pain, there is no magic solution that works for everyone, but chiropractic care is certainly an effective treatment option every patient should keep in mind.
Chiropractic Research – The Duke Study
Duke study finds chiropractic treatment best for headaches!
McCrory DC, et al. “Evidence Report: Behavioral and Physical Treatments for Tension-type and Cervicogenic Headache.” Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center, Durham, North Carolina, January 2001.
Based on a literature review of several headache treatment options, a panel of 19 multidisciplinary experts concluded that spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement for cervicogenic headaches and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headache than a commonly-prescribed medication. 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.”
Behavioral and Physical Treatments for Tension-type and Cervicogenic Headache
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