Roughly 9 in 10 Americans suffer from headaches. Though not all from the same type. There are four types of headaches tension, migraine, cluster, or cervicogenic.
The most common type by far is tension headaches. Most people have them very frequently. They suffer mild to moderate pain on both sides of the head and they describe it as a stiff or tightening pain.
Migraines are periodic severe, throbbing headaches that afflict far fewer people (more commonly women). They usually hurt only on one side of the head, can cause vomiting, loss of appetite, nausea, and may cause sensitivity to light.
Cervicogenic headache is a muskuloskeletal form of tension headache. Most of the time, cervicogenic headache goes undiagnosed as such due to the newness of this classification.
What should I be concerned about?
If you are suffer from headaches, your most pressing concern is to obtain safe, dependable relief.Â Over the counter drugs can help relieve the pain, but they only mask the symptoms and can have serious side effects with long term use.Â Also if you are taking prescription medication they can have dangerous inter drug reactions and you should always check with your MD before mixing any medications.
Can Chiropractic Help Me?
Chiropractors have had considerable success relieving the cause of headache pain and releasing headache sufferers. At New Life Chiropractic in Cape Girardeau, Ca we also work hard to help you track down the root source of your headaches and any contributing factors.
Studies have shown chiropractic care to be as effective and sometimes even more effective than medications in reducing the severity and frequency of headaches. Cervicogenic headaches particularly respond well to chiropractic treatment. Even though cervicogenic and other tension headaches may not actually involve muscle tension or stress, chiropractic care’s ability to adjust spinal abnormalities help to lessen or remove contributing factors to many individuals headache pain