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HEADACHES & CHIROPRACTIC CARE
Headaches are a very common condition, and chiropractic care can help! A cause of headaches can be from spinal bones in the neck that are not supporting your head properly. This can affect nerves, muscles, and even the blood supply to your head. Research has shown that the most common types of headaches respond well to chiropractic care.

Drs Kevin, Mary and Diane locate areas of the spine that are not moving properly. They notice spinal curves, posture, and your ability to turn and bend your neck. They are also highly trained to recognize signs of rare problems that may require immediate medical attention.

DO THE MATH
If you experience even 2 headaches per week, that is 144 PER YEAR!

HOW CAN WE HELP?
Drs Kevin, Mary, & Diane will evaluate you and your care will consist of a schedule of chiropractic adjustments (also known as your treatment plan). These help normalize spinal function, help restore essential spinal curves, improve circulation and reduce nerve irritation. Chiropractic care and periodic checkups are useful ways of eliminating the most common cause of headaches (subluxation of neck joints).

THE FACTS
Chiropractic care may help prevent unnecessary tension and/or irritation in the neck and head. In some instances, chiropractic adjustments can provide immediate relief. A study of 87 headache sufferers who were treated with chiropractic adjustments over a two-year period revealed marked improvement. The common migraine had ceased altogether or was much improved in all cases. Duke University released a headache evidence report revealing that compared to amitriptyline use, soft tissue procedures, physical treatment methods and chiropractic care produced sustained improvement in headache frequency and severity.

Over-the-counter medications may cover up the symptoms of a headache, but they do not correct the underlying cause. No headache is caused by an ibuprofen deficiency!

PREVENTION
-Maintain good posture to help reduce misalignemnts
-Avoid situations of pressure and tension that can bring on a headache
-Find time to take periods of rest to relax and close your eyes
-Exerciser regularly to stimulate the circulation of blood and maintain neuromusculoskeletal flexibility
-Do not sleep on your stomach - either sleep on your side with your head supported so that it is level with your spine, or on your back with a small pillow supporting your neck; a cervical pillow is best

Call 414-607-0366 to schedule your headache consultation today!