Bottom Line: Did you know that the primary side effect of headache medications is, well…headaches! Yes, many prescriptions that are taken for headaches tend to contribute to headaches. Talk about a vicious cycle – but, headache sufferers may not need to take these medications to find relief. New research indicates that Chiropractic care can significantly decrease the frequency of tension headaches.
Why it Matters: Headaches are a pain. Literally and figuratively. Too many people (maybe even you or someone you know) have had to take time off work, or even miss an important social event, due to a headache. In short – they dramatically decrease your quality of life! Well, medications are no longer the only answer to relieving your headaches. Gentle, effective Chiropractic care has been shown to reduce muscle tension, improve posture, and improve the quality of life for people suffering from headaches starting on the first visit!
Next Steps: We all know someone that has had to leave early or take time out from work due to headaches. Share this post with them. You will be surprised how many people don’t know that Chiropractic care may help them get their life back and reduce their headaches.
(1) Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Chiropractic Treatment of Adults with Headache. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Volume 34, Number 5. 2011
(2) Efficacy of Manual and Manipulative Therapy in the Perception of Pain and Cervical Motion in Patients with a Tension-Type Headache: A Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine (2014) 13, 4-13
by Christopher Freytag, D.C.