Did you know that 9 out of 10 Americans suffer from headaches? Some headaches are sharp and severe, some dull and achy, some cause throbbing pain and some cause an individual to become nauseous. Most headaches correlate to some sort of neck pain or cervical spine pain. Many people experience a stiff neck while having a headache. A stiff neck is your body's warning sign that something is wrong.
Research shows that a spinal manipulation may be an effective treatment option for individuals that have headaches that originate in the neck or the cervical spine region. A spinal manipulation is the primary form of treatment a chiropractor uses.
A report released in 2001 by researchers at the Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, NC, found that spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement for those headaches that originate in the neck, and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headache than a commonly prescribed medication.
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