The latest research shows that about 10% of men and 12% of women in the US experience 1-2 headaches per month. More than 4% of the population of the US suffers from frequent headache which is defined as headaches that occur at least 180 days a year. That means a headache occurs every other day!
Researchers have identified over 300 causes of headaches. There are various pain sensitive structures and tissues which can cause a headache. These include subcutaneous tissues, muscles, arteries, bones and nerves. Fortunately though, only a few issues are responsible for most headaches. These issues include:
1. Cervico-genic problems with the neck
2. Muscle tension
3. Traumatic injuries i.e. auto accidents
Chiropractic Physicians can successfully help you obtain safe, effective and long lasting relief from most headaches. This is because most headaches have a component related to the spine, muscles and habit. Surveys show that 10-25% of patients initially come to a Chiropractic Physician for the relief of their headaches. To learn more about headaches and their treatment, causes, prevention, or to see various articles related to headaches click on a link above.