New Study Shows Seeing A Chiropractor Can Reduce Headaches By Almost 60%
Headaches aren’t normal!
Waking up with a headache or consistently getting one by the end of work each day is not fun (or normal). Headaches can be caused by a variety of factors, none of which are a shortage of medication in your body! As a matter of fact, if you have been relying on drugs to find relief day after day, there is a variety of new research that encourages you to reconsider.
Why it matters
Relying on medications to find relief each and every day places an enormous amount of strain on your liver and kidneys. What’s more, a common “side” effect of many popular headache medications is … more headaches!
And if that wasn’t enough to encourage you to think differently about how to treat your headaches, new research has found an increased risk of heart attacks in people who take NSAIDs (or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).
The good news is that a recent study by Norwegian researchers found that chiropractic care significantly reduced the frequency, severity, and duration of symptoms for patients suffering from chronic tension headaches. In fact, over the course of the study, the headache index (a rating of headache frequency x severity x duration) was reduced by almost 60% for those under regular chiropractic care.
The case for chiropractic over headache drugs
- Headache medications often have dangerous side effects.
- Research has shown little to no evidence that such drugs are effective at treating headaches.
- In another recent study, over 30% of participants had their headaches 100% resolved after receiving chiropractic care!
Share this with a friend or family member who deals with chronic tension headaches – we all know someone who does. Once they’re able to understand what’s really going on with their condition, and that treatment at Ascent Chiropractic might be their best option, it’s a lot easier to make a smart decision about their health!
At Ascent Chiropractic – your Brookfield chiropractor – we’re committed to not just relieving your headaches but to correcting their cause and optimizing your body to function better than it ever has before. Our unique, low-force, evidence-based approach to treatment allows us to correct spinal biomechanics, restore normal function, and get you out of pain and on the road back to optimal health. Don’t want chronic headaches to be part of your future? Schedule an appointment by calling us at 262-345-4166 or use our online scheduling app.
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Dose-Response and Efficacy of Spinal Manipulation for Chronic Cervicogenic Headache: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. The Spine Journal. 2010
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