August 12, 2014

Headache. It’s a pain! Nearly everyone experiences one from time to time. Young Chiropractic sees many Easley headache sufferers in its practice. Often, Young Chiropractic is successful in reducing the headache pain with its chiropractic spinal manipulation and care as well as returning cervical range of motion to the cervical spine that may be reduced by a painful headache. So what is the latest on causes of headache and just how does chiropractic help with headache relief?

First, what contributes to headache / severe migraine occurrence? A recent study reports these findings: 67.6% of headache sufferers report a family history of headache, 15.6% anxiety, and 29.3% depression. They have seen a physician for their headache 3 times average in the past 2 years. 27.6% saw a general practitioner, 18.5% of them sought help from a neurologist while 28% went to urgent care for their headache. 39% of these headache sufferers used non-pharmacologic care for their headache: 27% used chiropractic manipulation and 18.2% used massage. (1) Specifically, a case report of a headache patient with persistent headache for 11 months found relief with chiropractic manipulation and adjunctive care in 5 treatments over 6 weeks. (2) Young Chiropractic invites Easley headache sufferers to come to the chiropractic clinic for a trial of relieving spinal manipulation.

Then, evidence suggests that chiropractic care improves cervical range of motion and pain in whiplash related disorders. (3) Range of motion is so important for us modern day Easley people. Just imagine trying to back out of a parking space without turning your head due to pain. Now manual and manipulative therapies are effective treatments for tension-type headache to improve cervical range of motion as well as pain perception. (4) Young Chiropractic gladly shares this research to help our Easley adult headache sufferers.

But headache isn’t just found just in Easley adults. Easley adolescents surely experience headache as well.  In a study of 404,206 adolescents (mean age of 13.7 years) in 28 countries, 54.1% of them reported headache occurrence of at least once a month in the past 6 months. (5) Do our Easley adolescents have headache like that? If so, bring them to Young Chiropractic!

So contact Young Chiropractic for chiropractic care and relief of headache and a return of related lost cervical range of motion. Young Chiropractic is here to help!