How to Get Rid of Headaches!
|Integrative Treatment of Headache Pain - Making the Case for Primary Spine Practitioner Care [ Published on Mar 22, 2014] Headache is an area in which chiropractors make a daily and direct contribution to the well-being of their patients. The doctors at Life in Motion Chiropractic and Wellness are trained Primary Spine Practitioners who can differentially diagnosis, rule out serious pathology, and provide evidence-based management for the majority of headache patients while also integrating that care with their already established healthcare providers.|
98 % of all headaches have no life threatening aspects to them, in other words they are benign yet their effects are staggering.12 In the United States alone, benign headaches affect quality of life to the tune of 120 MILLION lost work days per year while the total amount of workdays with reduced effectiveness is even greater.23The cost from an economic perspective is estimated at $13-17 billion annually.45
Nevertheless, it is estimated that up to 75% of frequent headache sufferers self-manage their pain with over-the-counter medication and activity modification.6 While that self-efficacious trait is admirable there is a much more effective and long lasting treatment approach available. One that will allow most headache sufferers to return to the activities they enjoy without worrying that it will provoke another attack of pain.
The Primary Spine Practitioners at Life in Motion Chiropractic and Wellness take a multi-faceted approach to the treatment of headache pain. We evaluate the biological, psychological, and social aspects of each person’s experience with headache pain so that treatment is not only individualized but, as with migraines, integrated. We examine the possible nutritional, musculoskeletal and postural provocations of what causes headaches and devise a treatment plan that will have you spending more time doing the things you enjoy and not countless hours in a dark room with the curtains drawn.
Therefore in an era of desired medical efficiency and effectiveness it is logical to have the chiropractors near me at the center of the diagnosis, management and treatment of headache pain .
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|Hands-on Approach to Migraines [Published on March 19, 2015] CLEVELAND CLINIC-- More and more people are trying a "hands on" approach to treat their migraine headaches.|
- A study published in the September 2002 edition of Spine found that manipulative therapy when combined with exercise can reduce the symptoms of cervicogenic headache (headaches where the pain originates in the cervical spine, neck and upper shoulders), and the palliative effects of this combined form of treatment were sustainable.7
- The treatment of headache via chiropractic manipulative therapy has a strong base of evidence. The current research definitely supports the treatment of cervicogenic headache with spinal manipulation and also indicates that patients who suffer from tension headache symptoms and symptoms of migraine headaches may receive benefit from this form of care as well.8
- In a recent randomized controlled trial, researchers at Western States Chiropractic College and other institutions funded by the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine, evaluated the dose (number of treatments) and relative effectiveness of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) in a group of 80 patients with chronic cervicogenic headache (CGH). They found that SMT is a viable option for treating CGH but admit these findings should be considered preliminary.9
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|(3) Schwartz BS, Stewart WF, Simon D, et al. Epidemiology of tension-type headache. JAMA 1998;279(5):381-383|
|(4) Osterhaus JT, Gutterman DL, Plachetka DR. Health care resource and lost labor costs of migraine headache in the United States. Pharmacoeconomics. 1992;2:67-76|
|(5) Hu XH, Markson LE, Lipton RB, et al. Burden of migraine in the United States: disability and economic costs. Arch Itern Med. 1999;159:813-818|
|(6) Swenson, Rand and Grunnet-Nilsson, N. 2005. The Management of Headache. In: Haldeman, Scott, et al, eds. Principles and Practice of Chiropractic. New York: McGraw-Hill, pp. 999-1011|
|(7) Jull G, et al. A Randomized controlled trial of exercise and manipulative therapy for cervicogenic headache. Spine. 2002:27: 1835-1843|
|(8) Haldeman S,ed., et al. Principles and Practice of Chiropractic. New York: McGraw Hill, 2005|
|(9) Haas M, Spegman A, Peterson D, et al. Dose response and efficacy of spinal manipulation for chronic cervicogenic headache: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Spine Journal. 2010;10(2):117–128|