What a headache! Chiropractic offers help for migraine headache

Woman feeling headache and migraine

Headache – You’ve tried rubbing, massaging, hot towels, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen (Advil, Nuprin, etc.) and Aleve (Naproxen), and special medications, which can be hard on the system and cause myriad side effects. But have you visited a chiropractor?You may never have thought that a chiropractor could help ease the pain of headaches and migraines, but those same hands that heal lower back pain can also ease the pain in your head.A chiropractor will conduct an interview to get a thorough history of your head pain and conduct an examination to evaluate the neck. Your Ft. Lauderdale chiropractor may also perform tests designed to reduce, or cause, pain, to find out the cause. A plan of action is determined based on these findings.

The most common type of care to ease the pain of headaches is spinal manipulation therapy(SMT), which is especially helpful in healing tension-type headaches that occur in the neck.According to a 2001 study, SMT provided almost immediate relief for headaches that emanated from the neck with significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting results. In addition, patients receiving SMT continued to experience benefits in the weeks following the treatment, versus those who stayed in medication treatment, who experienced a return of headaches almost immediately after they discontinued treatment.

Because each patient is unique, the care provided will also be unique to the individual’s needsand the chiropractor’s findings, including the patient’s age, comfort level and agreed upontreatment between the provider and patient.

Can it be that simple? Yes, it can. Headaches are debilitating, can cause you to miss work, put anend to your daily routine and force you to miss many joys of living. Don’t let this happen to you.The next time the throbbing starts, call your Ft. Lauderdale chiropractor and start on the pathway to healing.