Headaches & Migraines
Headaches and Migraines: Did You Know?
Women get headaches 50% more often, for longer periods of time, and more severely than men. In addition, they are two-and-a-half times more likely to suffer from migraine headaches
Headaches & Migraines can be annoying, painful, and downright debilitating. Thus they can affect all aspects of life, including work, leisure activities, and, most importantly, relationships. Although somewhat common, this pain is not normal. It is your body’s warning sign that something is amiss and needs attention. Contrary to what your doctor might say, peer-reviewed, medical research shows most headaches originate from neck misalignment.
Is Medication the Solution?
Painful headaches often lead people to take common over-the-counter medications to try and get some relief. Unfortunately, the overuse of these medications have raised disturbing questions about the safety of over-the-counter, non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory pain relievers (NSAIDs) such as Advil, Motrin, Aleve, Naproxen, Ibuprofen and others.
Although not classified as an anti-inflammatory, Acetaminophen or Tylenol use is responsible for 12% of all patients hospitalized with drug overdoses and 40% of patients with acute liver failure; the kidneys are also severely taxed by use/overuse of this drug. All of these commonly used medications may make one feel temporarily better, however, they can clearly have a detrimental impact on long-term health and will most certainly not address the CAUSE of a migraine, just the symptom.
Your Neck is the Source
Regardless of what your doctor, pharmacist, friend or even a Tylenol ad has told you, under most circumstances, a migraine is not normal. It is clearly your body’s way of letting you know you have a problem. Many people blame outside influences on their headaches. Examples include stress from work, interpersonal relationships, sports, barometric pressure, fluorescent light, and coffee. Agreed, many life-factors can cause stress. However, if your body is strong and sound, and your posture is within the normal range, the stresses from the world we live in should not cause a migraine or any other pain for that matter. If they do, there is most likely an underlying structural problem.
Your next step is to figure out if you have a structural problem. Have your body’s structure and biomechanics assessed by an expert in posture – as that will most likely get to the cause.
How We Can Help
Natural and painless correction of these structural problems is our clinical specialty. As a result, a majority of our patients report a decrease in or elimination of headache & migraine pain within days! Our methodology (Chiropractic BioPhysics) has more peer-review medical research supporting results than all other physical therapy and “corrective chiropractic” data combined. Remember, our protocol is not a pill with side effects – it is a proven process of regaining your health naturally.
Headaches often get in the way of reaching your health potential. If you are ready to take charge of your health, schedule a check-up with one of our Doctors now!