According to the World Health Organization (WHO) headache disorders are among the most common disorders of the nervous system. It has been estimated that 47% of the adult population have headache at least once within last year in general. Headache disorders are associated with personal and societal burdens of pain, disability, damaged quality of life and financial cost.
The most common type of headache is cervicogenic otherwise known as tension headaches. Tension headaches are characterized by pain originating from the neck. A recent study looking at various treatment options for tension-type headaches was done at Duke University. 25 multidisciplinary experts concluded that spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement for cervicogenic headaches, fewer side effects and longer lasting relief of tension–type headache than a commonly prescribed medication – Chiropractic was deemed most beneficial when compared to “physical methods”: acupuncture, physiotherapy, postural exercises, TENS, relaxation, biofeedback, stress management training, and hypnosis Behavioral and Physical Treatments for Tension-type and Cervicogenic Headache. Duke University Evidence-based Practice Center.
If you suffer from this type of headache, Chiropractic should be on the top of your treatment list!
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