Headache Solution Month… A Better Reason for Awareness!
Almost everyone knows the pain and suffering that accompanies a headache. Even the faintest headache can alter desires, mood, function, and quality of life. An estimated 47% of all people have at least one headache per year. 28 million Americans experience migraine headaches more than once a month. The numbers are staggering and the cause is almost always overlooked. Medical doctors and pharmaceutical companies usually recommend taking dangerous drugs as a solution to treating the symptoms of all types of headaches.
January is Headache Awareness Month at Steiner Family Chiropractic. January begins an opportunity to reach headache sufferers with some great evidence that can spark a change in how headaches are viewed and treated.
An article was published in the 1995 Journal of BioMed and Pharmacotherapies by a well-known research scientist named Nikolai Bogduk. “The Anatomy and Physiology of a Headache” presents compelling evidence that all headaches stem directly or indirectly from the neck. Bogduk wrote about a specific part of the spinal cord called the trigeminal cervical nucleus that has been found to be a major factor in all headaches. The article concludes with a statement advising all headache sufferers to be evaluated bio-mechanically for any postural or neck aberrations in order to repair the root cause of the headache. This recommendation comes as a permanent solution rather that a temporary masking of symptoms through drug use.
Many headache sufferers experience significant relief from chiropractic care. Bogduk’s study does an exceptional job of explaining why all headache sufferers can greatly benefit from a chiropractic adjustment. Medicinal relief for headache pain produces billions of dollars in revenue from pharmaceutical companies while millions of people around the world suffer reoccurring symptoms and cyclical relief from drugs that only mask the problem.
The science behind how the spine, posture, and mechanics of the body relate to headaches is very clear.
Chiropractors have been successfully addressing the cause of the problem for a hundred years.
Chiropractic care achieves great success while improving the overall health and well-being of people from all walks of life.
January could represent headache solution month for many people in the Seacoast suffering from the captive cycle of pain and drugs!