Headaches are becoming increasingly common and we are often guilty of taking some painkillers and ignoring the problem. Headaches can take different forms such as migraines or tension headaches, and these can greatly impact quality of life.
Tension-type headaches are the most common with 37% of women and 21% of men experiencing them regularly.
How chiropractic care can help
Chiropractors regularly diagnose, care for and help manage headaches. Many studies have reported on the effectiveness of chiropractic care in alleviating migraine pain and other health issues that arise from neck and back issues.
An Australian study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics demonstrated the effectiveness of chiropractic care in treating migraine pain.
The Macquarie University study analysed the responses of 127 volunteers who suffered from migraines aged from 10 to 70 years. The researchers found that more than 80% of people who were provided with chiropractic care reported an improvement in migraines.
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