Chiropractic and Headaches

Yet another study has found that chiropractic care helps headache sufferers: Spinal manipulation seems to have a significant positive effect in reducing hours with headache and intensity of headache and analgesic consumption in cases of cervicogenic headache.

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Nilsson N, Christensen HW, Hartvigsen J. “The Effect of Spinal Manipulation in the Treatment of Cervicogenic Headache.” Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeautics, Volume 20, Number 5, June 1998, Pages 326-330.

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Chiropractic and Neck-Related Headaches

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“A new study found that for patients suffering from a neck-related headache, chiropractic spinal manipulation cut the number of symptomatic days in half. Incidentally, the same study found that spinal manipulation proved to be more effective than massage for treatment of headache.

If you or someone you know suffers from headaches, check out this video to learn more about finding a solution.”

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A recent study found that for tension headaches, spinal manipulation led to sustained improvements in pain & function…without side effects! “There was no evidence suggesting increased risk for serious treatment-related harms.”

Check out this video to learn more about how chiropractic care safely relieves tension headaches.

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Skelly AC et al. Noninvasive Nonpharmacological Treatment. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2018 Jun. Report No.: 18-EHC013-EF.

Chiropractic and Headaches

Chiropractic Headaches
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Chiropractic is a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors use adjustments to restore joint function and support the nervous system. Headaches are one of the most common ailments that chiropractors treat. Research shows that chiropractic care is an effective treatment for tension headaches and migraines. A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that chiropractic adjustments helped reduce the frequency, intensity and duration of headaches. If you suffer from headaches, consider seeking chiropractic care to find relief.

If you suffer from headaches, you’re not alone. According to the National Institutes of Health, headache is one of the most common reasons that people see a doctor. While there are many potential causes of headaches, often times they can be treated effectively with chiropractic care. Chiropractic is a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors use adjustments to restore joint function and support the nervous system. Research shows that chiropractic care is an effective treatment for tension headaches and migraines. A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that chiropractic adjustments helped reduce the frequency, intensity and duration of headaches. If you suffer from headaches, consider seeking chiropractic care to find relief.

Headaches are a common ailment, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer. Chiropractic care is a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care

There are many different types of headaches, but the most common are tension headaches and migraines. Tension headaches are often caused by muscle tension or stress. Migraines are more severe and can be accompanied by symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light. If you suffer from headaches, it’s important to see a doctor to rule out any underlying medical conditions.

There are many potential causes of headaches, including muscle tension, stress, eyestrain, dehydration and hunger. Often times, headaches can be caused by a combination of factors. If you suffer from frequent or severe headaches, it’s important to see a doctor to rule out any underlying medical conditions.

Chiropractic care is an effective treatment for tension headaches and migraines. A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that chiropractic adjustments helped reduce the frequency, intensity and duration of headaches. If you suffer from headaches, consider seeking chiropractic care to find relief.

Chiropractic care is an effective treatment for tension headaches and migraines. A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that chiropractic adjustments helped reduce the frequency, intensity and duration of headaches. If you suffer from headaches, consider seeking chiropractic care to find relief.

Chiropractic is a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors use adjustments to restore joint function and support the nervous system. Research shows that chiropractic care is an effective treatment for tension headaches and migraines. A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that chiropractic adjustments helped reduce the frequency, intensity and duration of headaches. If you suffer from headaches, consider seeking chiropractic care to find relief.

Headaches are a common ailment, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer. Chiropractic care is a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that can be an effective treatment for tension headaches and migraines. If you suffer from headaches, consider seeking chiropractic care to find relief.

If you suffer from headaches, chiropractic care may be able to help. Chiropractic is a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors use adjustments to restore joint function and support the nervous system. Research shows that chiropractic care is an effective treatment for tension headaches and migraines. A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that chiropractic adjustments helped reduce the frequency, intensity and duration of headaches. If you suffer from headaches, consider seeking chiropractic care to find relief.

What is CST and how can it help?

What is CST and how can it help?

CranioSacral Technique is now available at Aberdeen Chiropractic!

Dr. Natalie Carriere has come on board offering CST, Karen Specific Technique (KST), Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Dry Needling and rehabilitation at Aberdeen Chiropractic.

What is CranioSacral Technique? What does it treat?

CranioSacral Technique (CST) is a light touch treatment method of relieving pain and dysfunction.

CST releases tension to allow the entire body to relax and self-correct. Using gentle, light touch you are evaluated and treated to reduce pain and physical stress.

Because it is such a gentle technique, it is considered an excellent treatment option for patients of all ages, especially newborn and elderly patients who are concerned with what is seen as traditional Chiropractic treatment.

For more information or to book an appointment with Dr. Carriere please call us at 204-586-8424 or email at info@aberdeenchiropractic.com

CranioSacral Technique Is Here!

CranioSacral Technique is especially good at treating headaches.

CranioSacral Technique is here and now available at Aberdeen Chiropractic!

Dr. Natalie Carriere has come on board offering CST, Karen Specific Technique (KST), Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Dry Needling and rehabilitation at Aberdeen Chiropractic.

What is CranioSacral Technique? What does it treat?

CranioSacral Technique (CST) is a light touch treatment method of relieving pain and dysfunction.

CST releases tension to allow the entire body to relax and self-correct. Using gentle, light touch you are evaluated and treated to reduce pain and physical stress.

Because it is such a gentle technique, not is considered an excellent treatment option for patients of all ages, especially newborn and elderly patients who are concerned with what is seen as traditional Chiropractic treatment.

For more information or to book an appointment with Dr. Carriere please call us at 204-586-8424 or email at info@aberdeenchiropractic.com

Sunday’s Huge Health Update!

Mental Attitude: Stress Affects Women’s Recovery After a Heart Attack. Researchers analyzed data collected from 2,397 women and 1,175 men and found that women had more difficulty recovering from a heart attack than men, possibly due to the significantly higher levels of mental stress measured among the females in the study. The findings emphasize the need to consider how stress and other psychosocial factors can affect the recovery of patients following heart attack. American Heart Association, February 2015

Health Alert: Mercury Exposure May Be a Risk Factor for Autoimmune Diseases. Exposure to high levels of methylmercury is known to cause damage to the nervous system, and it can be particularly harmful to a developing fetus. Researchers now claim that even at levels considered to be safe, mercury exposure may be a risk factor for autoimmune disorders in women of childbearing age. They found that the higher the levels of mercury detected in women, the higher the levels of autoantibodies, proteins that are a characteristic of autoimmune diseases. Lead researcher Dr. Emily Somers explains, “The presence of autoantibodies doesn’t necessarily mean they will lead to an autoimmune disease. However, we know that autoantibodies are significant predictors of future autoimmune disease, and may predate the symptoms and diagnosis of an autoimmune disease by years.”

Environmental Health Perspectives, February 2015

Diet: Low Vitamin D Levels During Childhood Linked to Heart Risks. A multi-decade study found that low vitamin D levels during childhood are associated with a significantly higher risk for artery hardening in adulthood. The findings highlight the need to ensure children get adequate levels of vitamin D in their diet or through sun exposure.
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, February 2015

Exercise: Why Should We Exercise? The Mayo Clinic lists seven benefits of exercise, which include the following: helps controls weight, helps combat chronic health conditions and diseases, improves mood, boosts energy levels, promotes better sleep, reduces stress, and it can even be fun! As a general rule, strive for at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day.
Mayo Clinic, February 2015

Chiropractic: Resolution of Plantar Fasciitis Following Adjustments. In this case study, a 23-year-old woman with plantar fasciitis presented for chiropractic care. Her previous medical care included prescription orthotics, stretching, and Ibuprofen, all which failed
to resolve her heel pain and related symptoms. Her chiropractic treatment regimen consisted of adjustment to the spine and lower extremities, ultrasound therapy, taping of the foot, and neuromuscular re-education. Over the course of ten treatments, the patient noted improvements in both pain and function, supporting the benefits of multi-modal chiropractic management of plantar fasciitis. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research, October 2014

Wellness/Prevention: Naps Improve Your Health. A new report claims that brief daytime naps can protect against the harmful health effects of a poor night’s sleep. The study included eleven healthy men and revealed that naps appear to return the hormones and proteins involved in stress response and immune function to more normal levels. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lack of sleep can increase the risk of health problems such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and depression, and decreased sleep is also linked to reduced work productivity, as well as an increased risk of traffic and industrial accidents. Study author Dr. Brice Faraut adds, “Napping may offer a way to counter the damaging effects of sleep restriction by helping the immune and neuroendocrine systems to recover. The findings support the development of practical strategies for addressing chronically sleep- deprived populations, such as night and shift workers.” Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, February 2015

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Chiropractic and Headaches

According to the World Health Organization, headaches are among the most common disorders of the nervous system affecting an estimated 47% of adults during the past year. Headaches place a significant burden on both quality of life (personal, social, and occupational) and financial health. They are usually misdiagnosed by healthcare practitioners, and in general, are underestimated, under-recognized, and under-treated around the world. So, what about chiropractic and headaches… Does it help?

Suffice it to say, there are MANY studies showing chiropractic care helps headache sufferers. For instance, in a review of past research studies using an “evidence-based” approach, chiropractic treatment of adults with different types of headaches revealed very positive findings! Researchers note that chiropractic care helps those with episodic or chronic migraine headaches, cervicogenic headache (that is, headaches caused by neck problems), and tension-type headaches (chronic more than episodic). There appears to be additional benefit when chiropractic adjustments are combined with massage, mobilization, and/or adding certain types of exercises, although this was not consistently studied. In the studies that discussed adverse or negative effects of treatment, the researchers noted no serious adverse effects.

In patients suffering from athletic injuries, particularly post-concussion headache (PC-HA), chiropractic care can play a very important role in the patient’s recovery. With an estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million sports-related brain injuries occurring each year, approximately 136,000 involve young high school athletes (although some argue this is “grossly underestimated”).

Several published case studies report significant benefits for post-concussion patients after receiving chiropractic care, some of which included PC-HA from motor vehicle collisions, as well as from slips and falls. For example, one described an improvement in symptoms that included deficits in short-term memory as well as attention problems. In this particular study, a six-year-old boy fell from a slide in the playground, and after 18 months of continuous problems, underwent a course of chiropractic care. After just three weeks of care, his spelling test scores improved from 20% to 80% with even more benefits observed by the eighth week of care!

Another case study looked at a 16-year-old male teenager with a five-week-old football injury who had daily headaches and “a sense of fogginess” (concentration difficulties). He reported significant improvement after the second visit, with near-complete symptom resolution after the fifth visit (within two weeks of care). After seven weeks of care, he successfully returned to normal activities, including playing football.

Dizziness and vertigo are also common residuals from concussion and were present in a 30-year-old woman just three days following a motor vehicle accident. She also complained of headache, neck pain, back pain, and numbness in both arms. The case study noted significant improvement after nine visits within an 18-day time frame.

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Trigger points and headaches

Trigger points are contracted knots of muscle tissue that form in any muscle as a result of overload stress. Trigger points cause pain, referred pain, stiffness and weakness. Trigger points that form in the muscles of the neck and head often refer pain into the head and face. This is one of the most common causes of headache pain. Trigger point massage is an effective way to treat trigger points.