Headache, Neck Pain, and Chiropractic
Also, at least 80% of individuals who suffer from neck pain after being involved in a motor vehicle collision experience headaches. One can also suffer from cervicogenic headache which usually occurs on one side of the head and neck. Another source of headache is from muscle tightness in the head, scalp, or neck, commonly called tension headaches.
Statistics about headaches are enough to make your head spin. It is estimated that 2,331,334,700 of the world’s population experience tension-type headaches in 2017. Cervicogenic headaches are also common in the general population. According to the World Health Organization, headaches are third among reasons people seek chiropractic care in North America. Migraines are the 19th among all causes of years lived with disability. And if you suffer from headaches you know they have a negative impact on work as well as your private life.
How can chiropractic help?
Studies have shown that for tension headache, cervicogenic headache, and chronic or episodic migraine, chiropractic treatment can be very helpful in relieving pain. When you see your chiropractor, they will assess the problem and source of your headache. They will use manual spinal manipulation and they may also use other methods such as massage, mobilization, and device-assisted manipulation. Their goal is to alleviate the problem so you can hold your head high and live your life pain free.
Before taking that pill, try seeking chiropractic advice. It may be all you need to keep that recurring headache at bay.
What Is Cervicogenic Headache? By Zinovy Meyler, DO, SPINE HEALTH
Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Chiropractic Treatment of Adults With Headache compiled by Frank M. Painter, D.C.
Non-pharmacological Management of Persistent Headaches Associated with Neck Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the Ontario Protocol for Traffic Injury Management (OPTIMa) Collaboration compiled by Frank M. Painter, D.C.