If you have a headache, you're not alone. Nine out of 10 Americans suffer from headaches. ... Research shows that spinal manipulation – one of the primary treatments provided by doctors of chiropractic – may be an effective treatment option for tension headaches, Migraine headaches and headaches that originate in the neck.
Did You Know? It's a fact! Over 45 Million Americans Suffer From Some Type Of Headache. And there are over 200 different types of headaches! Are You One Of The 45 million?
The Most Commonly Reported Headaches Are:
Tension headaches accounts for nearly 90% of all headaches. Pain can radiate from the neck, back, eyes, or other muscle groups in the body.
Migraine tends to be pulsating in character, affecting one side of the head, associated with nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and/or sound, is disabling in severity, and usually lasts between 3 hours and 3 days. Approximately 75% of adult patients are women, although migraine affects approximately equal numbers of prepubescent boys and girl
Cluster headaches characterized by excruciating unilateral headaches of extreme intensity. The duration of the common attack ranges from as short as 15 minutes to three hours or more. The onset of an attack is rapid. The pain is boring in quality, and is located behind the eye or in the temple, sometimes radiating to the neck or shoulder. Analogies frequently used to describe the pain are a red-hot poker inserted into the eye, or a spike penetrating from the top of the head, behind one eye, radiating down to the neck. It affects only 0.1% of the population, and men are more commonly affected than women.