For many people in Fort Worth, headache pain is more than just an occasional nuisance. In fact, it’s been estimated that more than four percent of all Americans suffer from frequent headaches.
With the extra stress and tension that often comes with the busy holiday season, this is a time of year when headaches are even more common and pain medication sales tend to spike. However, more and more research is proving that pain pills like Excedrin, Tylenol, and Advil are anything but the best solution.
Mounting evidence suggests that chiropractic care offers the best treatment option for people dealing with recurring headaches. To understand why that is you should first consider the typical underlying causes of headaches.
Where Do Headaches Come From?
Two conditions that chiropractors are great at combating -- misaligned vertebrae and muscle tension in the neck area -- happen to be two of the most common causes of the more than 90 percent of all headaches that are categorized as “primary headaches.”
“Misalignments and tension in the neck area often leads to nerve irritation in the patient,” said a Saint George UT chiropractor who recently spoke with ChiroPlus Clinics. “If the nerve fibers that connect the brain and the spinal cord are irritated, that could likely be what is producing the pain and discomfort associated with the patient’s headaches.”
Dr. Lori Goodsell, a Plymouth Chiropractor with experience treating headache pain, also recently spoke with ChiroPlus Clinics about the connection between chiropractic and headaches. “Many headaches spring from muscular, spinal, or habitual issues,” she said. “These are some of the conditions that chiropractors are most qualified to identify and treat.”
Two studies offer proof of the healing powers that chiropractors can provide for patients suffering from headaches.
In the first study, New Zealand government researchers found that the majority of recurring headache sufferers participating in the study achieved significant relief of symptoms after receiving chiropractic care. A follow-up study two years later found that relief of symptoms had persisted for most of the patients. This shows that chiropractic is a viable long-term solution to headache pain, and not a just a short-term fix like pain medication.
The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics released a study that offers more proof of the value of chiropractic manipulation in treating headaches. After comparing the two treatment options, they found that chiropractic was a better short-term and long-term headache pain solution than pain medications.
You Deserve the Best Treatment
Are you ready for a better solution to your recurring headache pain? At ChiroPlus Clinics, you’ll find the most effective headache treatment in Fort Worth.
Contact the location nearest you today to schedule an initial appointment!