Stress and other factors affecting the brain can result in headaches of various intensities. The specific locations of headaches can also vary from isolated parts of the head, the upper back and neck, or the entire head. The pain may last for a few minutes or for days, in rare chronic cases. Regardless of how a headache develops, Chiropractic adjustments or Spinal manipulation can effectively treat this unpleasant condition.
Various studies have revealed that chiropractic adjustments effectively treat headaches, especially those that originate in the neck. Research conducted at the Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, NC, demonstrated that patients with headaches originating from the neck see immediate improvement after undergoing chiropractic spinal manipulation. They also noted fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief, compared to patients taking commonly prescribed medications. The Duke findings corroborate another study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics that reveals spinal manipulative therapy to be an effective treatment for tension headaches. This same study also said that those who stopped chiropractic treatment after four weeks continued to experience its benefits, as opposed to patients who treated headaches with only pain medication. These professional studies indicate the effectiveness of spinal manipulation as a cure for headaches.
The effect of spinal manipulation increases with the skill of the chiropractors administering the treatment. Here at MultiCare Medical, our chiropractors are highly capable in the field of therapeutic treatments. Their great diagnostic skills will also ensure that proper attention will be given to your medical needs.