migrainesChronic headaches and migraines afflict many patients living in Brooksville. The severity of pain can go from mild and intermittent to episodes of debilitating throbbing, unrelenting agony, and nausea. Causes of headaches include certain kinds of foods, sounds and excessive noise, bright lights, changes in blood sugar, and even too much exercise. Help is available from multiple of sources, including over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs, rest, and ice/heat packs on the forehead or neck. However, these solutions are not always feasible and may include side effects nearly as debilitating as the headache to be treated.

For headaches that originate in the cervical area around the neck, long-term chiropractic care may be more efficient than the methods described above alone. A 2001 Duke University study, for instance, found that spinal manipulation delivered relief for patients with headaches that start in the neck and culminated in far fewer side effects than medication. Researchers in that study also found that such treatments as relaxation training, thermal biofeedback paired with relaxation training, electromyographic (EMG) biofeedback, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and to a smaller extent, acupuncture, are all somewhat effective in treating migraine headaches. However, long-term chiropractic treatment stood out as the best option for immediate relief of chronic headaches and migraines.

If you see a chiropractor for headache relief, you will not be alone. Close to 15 percent of patients that see a chiropractor do so to find relief of pain from chronic headaches or migraines, according to the American Chiropractic Association.

For more information on headaches in the Brooksville, Florida area call Accurate Chiropractic at (352) 684-2707 today!

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