At the Headache Relief Center Ocala, FL we offer Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Physical Therapy and Spinal Decompression.
Treatment for Headaches
Scientists have identified over 300 causes for headaches. A variety of pain-sensitive structures and tissues including the skin, muscles, arteries, and the upper neck and facial nerves produce headaches when irritated or injured. Most headaches, however, fall into one of six categories.
- Cervicogenic (related to problems in the neck)
- Post-traumatic (accidents and whiplash)
Doctors of Chiropractic successfully help thousands of patients' everyday obtain safe, effective, long-term relief from their headaches. This is because most headaches have a spinal, muscular, or habitual component which the chiropractor has been trained to identify and treat. In fact, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), approximately 15 percent of people who visit a chiropractor do so to seek relief for pain from chronic headaches or migraines.
Recent studies have shown that patients suffering from chronic headaches and migraines may benefit more from long-term Chiropractic care than drug therapy alone. For headaches that originate in the cervical spine, or neck, area, Chiropractic treatment, such as spinal manipulation, has been shown to be quite effective. A 2001 Duke University study, for example, found that spinal manipulation provided relief for patients with headaches that originate in the neck, and resulted in fewer side effects than medication.