While there have always been naysayers when it comes to the effectiveness of chiropractic care, approximately 30 million people see a chiropractor annually. The reason? It works! Here at Bergtold Chir…Read More
According to the latest research, nine percent of men and 12 percent of women in the U.S. experience at least 1-2 headache episodes per month. And, more than four percent of the U.S. population suffers from frequent headaches, defined as headaches that occur at least 180 days a year. Needless to say, headaches have become a social and economic burden in the United States, as well as other parts of the world.
Scientists have identified over 300 causes for headaches. Various pain-sensitive structures and tissues including the skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscles, arteries, periosteal bone covering, and the upper cervical and facial nerves produce headaches when irritated or injured. Fortunately, only a handful of causes are responsible for the majority of headaches.
The most common of these headaches include:
- Cervicogenic- problems within the neck
- Muscle-tension- neck and upper back muscular spasms
- Post-traumatic- following head/neck trauma, i.e. whiplash
- Drug-induced- from analgesic overuse
Doctors of chiropractic successfully help thousands of individuals everyday obtain safe, effective, long-term relief from their headaches. This is because most headaches have a spinal, muscular, or habitual component, which the chiropractor has been trained to identify and treat. In fact, surveys show that 10-25 percent of patients initiate chiropractic care for the relief of headaches.
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