Headaches and Migraines are common symptoms from whiplash
More than 15 million Americans suffer from persistent recurring headaches with no obvious cause. Pain pills only cover up the symptoms temporarily in which the headaches usually come back.
Numerous studies have found that chiropractic care helps a variety of headaches. Tension headaches are one of the most
common type. Recent studies show that many of these originate in the neck at the location of the cervical vertebrae. A medical doctor doing research at Syracuse University said, “We’ve been able to put together a scientific explanation for how neck structure causes headaches… It’s true that chiropractors have been saying this for years… They were right about headaches.” A recent published control trial concluded, “spinal manipulation has a significant positive effect in cases of cervicogenic (originating from the neck) headache.” They found that chiropractic reduced the number of headache hours by an impressive 69% and reduced there intensity.
Migraine headaches, perhaps the most severe headaches, also respond to chiropractic care. Especially relevant, in one study, 74.7% of migraine patients were greatly improved under chiropractic care. The success rate was also maintained two years after the care ended. Then there was the Parker trial funded by the Australian government that found chiropractic care effective for Migraines. A follow-up study of the Parker trial concluded, “The trial clearly established that chiropractic was an effective treatment for migraine.”
Disc herniations are a common cause of headaches
Many people turn to chiropractic care at our offices for safe, effective treatment of disc injuries. This is sometimes referred to as a “slipped disc”, but discs don’t actually slip out of place. Discs can, however, bulge or herniate, causing pain at the site of injury. Therefore commonly causing headaches, numbness, tingling, and weakness to radiate down the arms or legs.
The pain and other symptoms from the disc herniation putting pressure on the spinal nerves, may cause a “pinched nerve”. This then leads to inflammation, pain, and impaired function. Pressure on these “pinched nerve” can cause your symptoms to travel away from the spine. The nerves of the neck travel down the shoulder and extend into the arm, hand, and fingers. This why so many neck problems cause symptoms into the arm and hand. The nerves of the low back join to form the sciatic nerve, which travels down the leg into the foot.
Treatment for headaches in Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach county:
Our goal at Chiropractic and Rehabilitation of South Florida is to provide our patients with an exceptional experience when they walk through our doors. Quality services are the least we can provide to help patients through the stressful times after a car accident. We also provide transportation to each of our offices for any auto accident complications. Call us for a chiropractic evaluation of your headaches today at 855-954-2273.