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Chiropractic Adjustments for Headache Pain Relief

More people complain about headaches than any other type of medical condition in the U.S.  In fact, roughly 45 million Americans deal with headaches each year.  That works out to be just over 16% of the US population that suffers from headaches of some kind.  According to statistics, over 8 million people visit their doctors each year due to headache pain.  If you’ve been suffering from headaches for a significant amount of time and traditional medicine isn’t working out for you, you may benefit from working with Caring Chiropractic Center.  Many of our patients come to our Coon Rapid Chiropractic clinic for headache treatments and have been blown away by the results. 

Chiropractic Care for Headaches

Studies have shown that adjustments from a Coon Rapids chiropractor can be extremely beneficial for treating tension headaches, in particular those that originate in the neck area.  A study in 2001 from Duke University found “spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement for those headaches that originate in the neck…”

Each person’s unique case is different and requires an examination from a Chiropractor to determine the appropriate course of treatment.  In most tension headache cases, relief can be found through manipulating the upper two cervical vertebrae as well as adjustments made to the junction located between the thoracic and cervical spine.  This form of treatment can also be helpful with migraine headaches, however food and other triggers also need to be avoided to ensure relief.

Different Types of Headaches

  • Tension Headaches – This is the most common of all types of headaches, affecting roughly 75% of all headache sufferers.  Most people who suffer from tension headaches describe a dull pain on one or both sides of the head or behind the eyes.  These types of headaches often begin slowly and can last anywhere from 30 minutes all the way up to several days.  While the pain from tension headaches can be quite severe, symptoms such as vomiting, nausea and constant throbbing are usually not present.
  • Migraine Headaches – Every year around 25 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches of which about 75% are women.  Migraines are extremely severe headaches, which often bring on nausea and throbbing as well as extreme sensitivity to noise or light.  Migraines can typically last from a few hours to several days.  Migraine headaches can be hereditary and sufferers usually experience their first migraine prior to the age of 30.  These types of headaches are thought to be caused by constriction of blood vessels in the brain quickly followed by a dilating of these blood vessels.  The constriction of these blood vessels causes a decrease in blood flow, which is thought to lead to these severe symptoms.  Migraines can sometimes be made worse by triggers such as stress, lack of sleep, flickering lights, odors, changing weather and certain foods.
  • Cluster Headaches – These types of headaches are usually very short and target only one side of the head, usually behind the eyes.  Unlike migraines, cluster headaches are more common in men.  These headaches are called ‘cluster headaches’ because they tend to happen multiple times per day over a period of several days.

Headache Relief From Your Chiropractor?

Whether you’re suffering from migraines, tension headaches or cluster headaches, chiropractic adjustments for headaches may be able to offer you through a natural treatment plan that actually works.  At Caring Chiropractic Center we’re committed to finding a natural treatment for your headaches that avoids the costly and dangerous medications that are prescribed by so many physicians in our country.  We want to focus on fixing the problem – not covering it up.  Give us call today at 763-421-1905 and we’ll be happy to setup a consultation to discuss your unique needs.

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