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Got a Headache? Chiropractic can Help!

Updated: Jul 7, 2020

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Top 10 Remedies to Heal your Headache Fast

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Effective Headache Treatment in Saltash

If you have a headache, you’re not alone. Nine out of ten UK residents suffer from headaches. Some are occasional, some frequent, some are dull and throbbing, and some cause debilitating pain and nausea.

Most headache sufferers turn to over-the-counter drugs as their only form of relief, often providing only temporary relief and causing a variety of unpleasant side effects. 

What do you do when you suffer from a pounding headache? Do you grit your teeth and carry on? Lie down? Pop a pill and hope the pain goes away? There is a better alternative. 

Research shows that spinal manipulation– the primary form of care provided by doctors of chiropractic – may be an effective treatment option for tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck.

A report released in 2001 by researchers at the Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, NC, found that spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement for those headaches that originate in the neck, and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headache than a commonly prescribed medication. 

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Headache Triggers Headaches have many causes, or “triggers.” These may include foods, environmental stimuli (noises, lights, stress, etc.) and/or behaviours (insomnia, excessive exercise, blood sugar changes, etc.). About 5 percent of all headaches are warning signals caused by physical problems.

According to the American Chiropractic Association, (ACA), ninety-five percent of headaches are primary headaches, such as tension, migraine, or cluster headaches. These types of headaches are not caused by disease. The headache itself is the primary concern.

 “The greatest majority of primary headaches are associated with muscle tension in the neck,” says Dr. Jonathan Clarke, D.C., Doctor of Chiropractic and Clinic Director of Saltash Chiropractic Clinic. “Today, society engages in more sedentary activities than they used to, and more hours are spent in one fixed position or posture. This can increase joint irritation and muscle tension in the neck, upper back and scalp, causing your head to ache.” 

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