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Q: How can Chiropractic care help with headaches and migraines?

Posted February 04, 2015 in Advice Column, Urbandale

A: If you’re like 9/10 Americans, you suffer from headaches ranging from occasional to frequent… with some dull and achy and others debilitating.

What do you do when you get a headache?  Do you wait it out?  Go on with life and just “deal with it”?  Do you have to stop all that you’re doing and crawl in bed to try and escape the pain?  Maybe pop a pill and hope that you’ll get some relief?  There is a better way.

Research shows that chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy (chiropractic adjustment) is an effective treatment option with some people reporting significant improvement after care.

The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological therapeutics did a study in 1995 that showed continued benefit from chiropractic care even after stopping care.

Duke University reported in 2001 that spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement.  This report also stated that spinal manipulation provided longer-lasting relief for those suffering with tension-type headaches than a commonly prescribed medication.

Not only will your Doctor of Chiropractic do a full exam and take films (only if necessary) to see if the Chiropractic adjustment can help you but he/she may provide the following as well:  nutritional advice, recommending dietary changes and addition of supplements and provide advice on posture, ergonomics, exercise and relaxation practices.
If you’re suffering, don’t you think it’s time to do something different?  As Albert Einstein said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”.
Information submitted by Dr. Heather Yost, DC, DACCP, Yost Family Chiropractic, 3993 100th St., Urbandale.

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