Chiropractic for Headaches and Migraine

Spinal Manipulation for Headaches?

Did you know that 9 out of 10 Americans suffer from headaches, from occasional to persistent , dull to debilitating pain and nausea. While a small percentage of headaches have a serious underlying cause for which medical attention is required, for the majority of types, a myriad of measures are available to the sufferer.

Have you ever tried bringing your headache issues to a chiropractor? Spinal manipulation provided by chiropractic professionals have been shown in studies to be effective against tension headaches and headaches that originate from the neck. Muscle tension in the neck, such as experienced by people who remain in one posture for an extended time (working in front of computers or watching television), lead to joint irritation and tension in the upper back and scalp that cause headaches.

A North Carolina report 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 headache than commonly prescribed medications. In an Australian clinical trial, a good 72% of patients who received chiropractic treatment experienced noticeable to substantial improvement in migraines. Another published study found that those who stopped chiropractic treatment after four weeks continued to experience a sustained benefit in contrast to those patients who received pain medication.

What can your chiropractor doctor do for you? Your treatment plan includes something like this: Perform spinal manipulation or other chiropractic adjustments to improve spinal function and alleviate stress; Provide nutritional advice, recommending a change in diet or the addition of vitamins. Offer advice on posture, ergonomics, exercises and relaxation techniques.

Have Tension Headache? Try Chiropractic in Lynnwood

Keep in mind Nu Star Chiropractic in Lynnwood if your headaches and migraines wouldn’t go away. Try a different approach. It’s natural, it’s safe and well studied.