How Chiropractic Can Help with Headaches and Migraine

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sleepy-stress-overwhelmed-exhausted-headacheHeadache is one of the most common reasons to go to the doctor. More than 5.4 million working days a year are lost as a result of headaches and migraine with a cost of around 1.9 billion dollars. There are different types and causes of headaches. Tension headache and migraine are by far the most common types, as well as cavity inflammations and other problems such as high blood pressure can lead to headaches. Apart from the cause, when you have a headache, you want it to stop. And fast!

Because headaches occur so often, a large market has developed for medication that mask the symptoms of headaches. Strong medications can cause the nervous system to become numb and it does not register the pain. Although this is pleasant of course, the painkillers can not cope with the cause of the headaches and can cause damage to the body such as kidney or liver damage.

Why do people suffer from headaches?

Headache naturally arises with a reason. Headache is a way of your body to indicate that something is not right. Some types of headaches are caused by “the morning after” problems, this can be done by smoking, drinking or eating too much. Headaches can be an indirect result of tired eyes, bad eating habits, long-term pain medication, hunger, poor lighting, a lot of noise, constipation, polluted air, daily pressure or an infection in, for example, your cavities, just to name a few. In addition, headaches can be caused by physical trauma to the neck in particular, but also to other parts of the spine, an incorrect posture or prolonged stress. In exceptional cases, headaches can be attributed to organic problems such as a brain tumor or diabetes.

Headache is rarely a sign of direct or life-threatening health risk. Sometimes headache is so intense that it looks like something is seriously wrong in your head. You can go to the doctor for further research. In addition, a neurologist can have an MRI or a CT scan of the brain made to get a picture of a potentially life-threatening cause of headaches. However, studies have shown that only 1 in 11,000 clients with headaches can actually see something in these types of studies. It is therefore surprising that a quarter to a third of people with headaches have had an MRI or CT scan. Usually the doctor and the client are therefore looking in the wrong direction.

Chiropractic and headache:

Many people also end up at the chiropractor to get rid of their headaches and migraines because they have heard from others that chiropractic can help with headaches, or because they are aware of research that shows that chiropractic can help in solving and relieving headaches and migraine complaints.

Research has shown, among other things, the following:

  • Compared with the use of amitriptyline, chiropractic care had better results with Clients who had tension headaches.
  • Compared to different soft tissue procedures, chiropractic improved the frequency and heaviness of the headache for people with neck-head pain.
  • Compared with other physical treatment methods (physical therapy, acupuncture, and electrical stimulation) it appears that chiropractic support is most strongly supported.

stress & headaches

According to advanced chiropractic tampa, an abnormal position or function of one or more vertebrae (a blockage), especially in the neck, can be a clear cause of headaches and migraine complaints. This can affect the nerves, muscles, joints in your neck and even the blood supply to your head. Research has shown that the most common types of headache respond well to chiropractic care. The large majority of people with severe headaches experience relief when blockages in the neck or dorsal vertebrae are corrected.


As discussed in this article, there are several causes of headaches, but headaches are not a consequence of a shortage of painkillers. (frequent use of painkillers can even lead to headaches).

Chiropractic care is a natural and effective treatment to help people with migraine and headache to correct a common cause of headaches and has also shown good results in scientific studies. So if you know someone who suffers from headaches, help them to stay away from the medication and send them to the chiropractor. They will thank you for it!