June 2019
Monthly Focus:
Headaches
Nine out of ten Americans suffer from headaches. Some people experience them occasionally, while others more frequently. Some headaches are occasional, and some can be frequent, some are dull, and some cause debilitating pain. What do you do when a headache strikes? Do you tolerate the pain or lie down, take something and hope the pain goes away? There is a better alternative to treat your headaches, no matter how frequent.
Did you know chiropractic manipulation and manual therapy treatments, administered both separately and together, has been proven effective for patients with tension-type headache with regard to pain perception and cervical range of motion?
The preliminary results of a meta-analysis of 6 randomized clinical trails indicate that migraine sufferers can reduce the amount of migraine days and pain/intensity of migraines with spinal manipulation.

A cervicogenic headache is a secondary headache, meaning it is caused by an underlying condition. Spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) has been found effective for these types of debilitating headaches. In one clinical trial, patients received treatments 3 days a week for 6 weeks with 0, 6, 12, or 18 doses of SMT. The most effective group was 18 doses of SMT, which reduced cervicogenic headaches days by half.