Headache. It’s a pain! Nearly everyone experiences one from
time to time. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic sees many McHenry headache sufferers
in its practice. Regularly, OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is successful in reducing the headache pain
with its chiropractic spinal manipulation and care as well as returning
cervical range of motion to the cervical spine that may be reduced by a painful headache. So what is the latest on causes of headache and just how does
chiropractic help with headache relief?
First, what contributes to headache / severe migraine
occurrence? A recent study reports these findings: 67.6% of headache sufferers
report a family history of headache, 15.6% anxiety, and 29.3% depression. They
have seen a physician for their headache 3 times average in the past 2 years. 27.6%
saw a general practitioner, 18.5% of them sought help from a neurologist while
28% went to urgent care for their headache. 39% of these headache sufferers
used non-pharmacologic care for their headache: 27% used chiropractic manipulation
and 18.2% used massage. (1) Specifically,
a case report of a headache patient with persistent headache for 11 months
found relief with chiropractic manipulation and adjunctive care in 5 treatments
over 6 weeks. (2) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
invites McHenry headache sufferers to come to the chiropractic
clinic for a trial of relieving spinal manipulation.
Then, evidence proposes that chiropractic care improves
cervical range of motion and pain in whiplash related disorders. (3) Range of
motion is so important for us modern day McHenry people. Just
imagine trying to back out of a parking space without turning your head due to
pain. Now manual and manipulative therapies are effective treatments for
tension-type headache to improve cervical range of motion as well as pain
perception. (4) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic happily shares this research to help our
McHenry adult headache sufferers.
But headache isn’t just found just in McHenry adults.
McHenry adolescents surely experience headache as well. In a study of 404,206 adolescents (mean age of
13.7 years) in 28 countries, 54.1% of them reported headache occurrence of at
least once a month in the past 6 months. (5) Do our McHenry
adolescents have headache like that? If so, bring them to OrthoIllinois Chiropractic!
So contact OrthoIllinois Chiropractic for chiropractic care and relief
of headache and a return of related lost cervical range of motion. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
is here to help!
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