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Headache Treatment - Chiropractic Care

Headaches affect at least 47% of the adult U.S. population and only a small minority of those who have them are accurately diagnosed according to the World Health Organization. Fewer people still are aware of how effective chiropractic care is in treating headaches. There are many different types of headaches: migraines, cluster, tension, cervicogenic, sinus, and even something called a rebound headache that’s caused by pain medication withdrawal. Migraine headaches alone are estimated to cost between 5.6 and 17.2 billion dollars a year just in lost workdays. This does not even take into account the cost of medications and hospital admissions for those who suffer with headaches.


The standard treatment of the pharmaceutical industry is simply one new drug after another. Many of the strongest pain medications are opioids and are very addictive. Many everyday Americans are finding themselves addicted to these painkillers with devastating consequences. Chiropractic care offers a hope for those who suffer from headaches and all without any drugs or side effects. Most headache suffers who have been evaluated the the Doctors of Chiropractic at The Pain to Health Center in Naperville, IL are diagnosed with headaches caused by something known as a cervical subluxation. This subluxation is a slight to moderate misalignment to the vertebra (spinal bones) in the cervical or neck region of the body. These subluxations have multiple affects on the body that can and do trigger headaches of all types with the exception of the rebound headache.

When the bones in the spine lose their normal alignment they put pressure on delicate nerve fibers. This pressure irritates the nerve tissue and this along can trigger a headache. Spinal misalignments also cause muscles to become tight and tender starting a chain reaction of physical stresses that end up as a headache. Stiff muscles, restricted range of motion and pain are very common findings during chiropractic evaluation of the patient. Dr. Mark Glynn, chiropractor at The Pain to Health Center always recommends a complete chiropractic evaluation for anyone who suffers with headaches. According to Dr. Glynn a major challenge is that many people who suffer with headaches think they are normal. He explains that although headaches have become common they are not normal. Chiropractic care and does help those who choose to utilize it.

Chiropractic care for headaches starts with the consultation. Chiropractor and patient sit down and discuss the headache problem and the history associated with it. A chiropractic exam is performed and a proper diagnosis is reached. After that a treatment plan for the headaches is discussed and a patient can get started with care. Headaches typically respond to chiropractic care very quickly. Intensity and frequency of the headaches reduce rapidly in most cases. Patients continue care to a point at which the spine is returned to normal. At that time each individual headache patient decides if they want to continue supportive care or simply return if and when the need arises.

Should you suffer from headaches our Doctors of Chiropractic are here to help you treat your pain. With over 25 years of combined clinical experience the staff at The Pain to Health Center excel at treatment of all different types of headaches. Call us today to schedule a complimentary headache evaluation and take that first step on the road to recovery.

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