Chiropractic Headache Treatment

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According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 20 adults experiences headaches daily (or almost daily). That is: nearly 400 million people worldwide suffer headache pain nearly every single day.1

The bad news is that, when left unaddressed or untreated, headaches can be so painfully debilitating that they negatively impact nearly every aspect of overall life satisfaction.

The ‘good’ news is that the great majority are not a sign of serious illness. Plus, the frequency and severity of most can be minimized or eliminated completely by addressing their root causes.

The International Headache Society lists over 150 different types of headaches with varying degrees of pain (from a mild ache to throbbing and debilitating pain), a wide range of causes (such as stress, allergies, or consuming certain foods or drinks, though some headaches appear to be hereditary, and still others seemingly have no known causes) and vastly different duration (some last only a minute while others can persist for hours or even days).

Headache chiropractic care in Omaha

Some of the most common include tension, sinus, hunger, dehydration, migraine and cluster headaches. There is even an “exercise” headache (which can be triggered by dehydration, over exertion, and changes in blood flow).

On average, 95% are caused can be tracked down to lifestyle and environmental factors2 These include: alcohol consumption, noises, lights, dehydration, hunger, fatigue, stress and certain beverages and foods (including the infamous ice-cold ice cream headache).

Possible physical and secondary causes3 include: Anything from influenza, medication side effects, sinus, ear and dental infections to panic attacks, stroke, brain clot (aneurysm) and brain tumors. And physical factors can range from a temporary illness to genetics predisposition.

Research (and our personal experience) suggests that chiropractic care can be especially effective in addressing migraines and ‘referred’ pains (discomfort that manifests in one area but the source can be traced to some other parts of the body, where the the actual problem lies). In fact, the large majority of instances today are actually a symptom of tension in the neck. And this makes sense as many of us have become more sedentary, spending a large part of our days hunched-over in front of a computer.4

How can chiropractic services help minimize, relieve, or eliminate headaches?

Chiropractic treatments for headache management include:

Spinal manipulation
Exercise and Nutritional consultation
Posture and Ergonomic factors can be addressed
Sleep and Relaxation tips can be discussed

A 2011 review of 21 research studies, published in the Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics, suggests that chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, is “recommended for management of patients with episodic or chronic migraine.”

Looking for the best headache chiropractic care in Omaha?

Dr. Jeffrey Meyers provides safe and effective chiropractic treatments and/or lifestyle solutions. If you or someone you know is experiencing life-limiting headache pain or other health concerns, contact his midtown Omaha office today.

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