Migraines & Headaches
Many people suffer from tension headaches and migraines, but never consider chiropractic as a possible option for treatment. Migraines and chiropractic have been studied extensively and the research has shown that chiropractic care can be considered as a good preventative treatment. 22 percent of patients reduce the number of migraine attacks by 90 percent, and 49 percent of patients had significant pain reduction when an attack was occurring.
Tension headaches work differently than migraines and are often triggered by tight musculature. Many of the neck, facial, and upper back muscles receive their signals from the nerves exiting the neck. If something is out of place in the neck, the nerves aren’t able to send their proper signals to these muscles. These muscles become spastic and tighten up. By removing the misalignment in the neck, the muscles get their correct signals, loosen up, and respond properly again. Studies show that chiropractic treatments decrease both frequency and duration of tension headaches by half.