18 Sep September 18, 2019

Finding Headache Relief Without Drugs

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Bottom Line:

Waking up with a headache or consistently getting one by the end of work each day is not fun (or normal). Headaches can be caused by a variety of factors. If you have been relying on drugs to find relief day after day, there is new research that encourages you to reconsider.

Why it Matters:

Relying on medications to find relief each and every day, places an enormous amount of strain on your liver and other internal organs. What’s more, researchers have found that a common “side” effect of many popular headache medications is…more headaches. Additionally, new research has found an increased risk of heart attacks in people who had taken NSAIDs (or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Often times, headache relief can be found through drug-free approaches such as combination of Chiropractic care and light, stress-relieving exercise like yoga. Sometimes, making time to do a guided body scan meditation is also helpful to bring awareness and relief. Click Here for one that we especially like on the free app, Insight Timer.

-Headache medications often have dangerous side effects. 

-Research has shown little to no evidence that such drugs are effective at treating headaches.

-In a recent study, over 30% of participants saw a 100% improvement in the frequency and severity of their headaches after receiving Chiropractic care. 

Next Steps: 

The type of Chiropractic care we provide in our office can also address a commonly overlooked headache trigger, neck dysfunction, by improving movement patterns and the posture of the head and neck.  A thorough exam can locate areas of soft-tissue dysfunction, muscular imbalances, and joint restrictions which often contribute to headaches.

If you’re looking for a natural, non-invasive approach to headaches, give us a call today!

Science Source(s): 

Dose-Response and Efficacy of Spinal Manipulation for Chronic Cervicogenic Headache: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. The Spine Journal. 2010 

Chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy for cervicogenic headache: a single-blinded, placebo, randomized controlled trial. BioMed Central. 2017 

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