Chiropractic care for headaches… yes it works!

More than 15 million Americans suffer from chronic recurring headaches that have no obvious underlying cause. Fortunately for people suffering from headaches, new research shows that Chiropractic care may be able to help many of these people.

In fact numerous recent studies have found that chiropractic care helps a variety of different types of headaches. Tension headaches are one of the most common types of headaches. Recent studies show that many of these originate in the neck where the cervical vertebrae are located. A medical doctor doing research at Syracuse University said, “We’ve been able to put together a scientific explanation for how neck structure causes headaches… It’s true that chiropractors have been saying this for years… They were right about headaches.”

A recently published clinical controlled trial concluded “Spinal manipulation has a significant positive effect in cases of cervicogenic (originating from the neck) headache.” They found that chiropractic care reduced the number of headache hours by a whopping 69 percent and reduced the intensity of the remaining headaches. For anyone suffering from headaches this is welcoming news!

Migraine headaches, perhaps the most severe type of headache, also respond to chiropractic care. In one study, 74.7 percent of migraine patients were greatly improved under chiropractic care and the success rate was maintained two years after the care ended.

Chiropractic care is not just for backaches. If you suffer with headaches you should get a spinal check up. Call our office to schedule a free consultation! (208) 629-1904

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