Headache & Migraine FAQs

According to the American Chiropractic Association, 9 out of 10 people suffer from some sort of headaches. 12 % of the population of the United States suffers from headache & migraine pain with 4% being chronic sufferers. Many people do not want to be stuck taking medication for their whole lives trying to combat the pain they are in. Medication often comes with side effects that can be worse than the original illness, and not to mention the potential of becoming addicted to it. In College Station TX migraine and headache sufferers are turning to alternative medicine and using a chiropractor like the ones in at Campion Chiropractic.

Types of headaches

Migraines are a primary headache, they are the illness themselves they are not usually a sign of any other disease. For most people who suffer from migraines, it is common for them to suffer a headache at least 2 times a month. For those who have chronic migraines, the number can be as high as 15 and for some it can be even higher. Considering how debilitating migraines are, this can result in a lot of lost time both from work and from family. Women are more likely to suffer from migraines than men.

Tension headaches can make your head feel like it is in a vice. They are often caused by stress, poor posture and or doing a repetitive activity. It may seem like you could easily avoid these causes and save yourself from the pain. When in reality many of them are the results of the kind of employment you are in and therefore they are not avoidable.

Cluster headaches are debilitating and 85% of the sufferers are men. Basically, they are one headache after another lasting anywhere from 15 minutes to as long as three hours. The pain usually affects one eye and is excruciating, it has been described as a hot poker in the eye.

Chiropractic treatment

Recent studies have found that a large portion of the people who visit a chiropractor are suffering from headache & migraine pain. They have tried traditional treatment methods and found them to be unsatisfactory. Chiropractors use a variety of techniques to help patients who are suffering from headaches. They may opt for spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustments. Many headaches are the result of tension in the neck. This helps with reducing the amount of stress in the spine which benefits the entire body. In addition, they often give advice about increasing exercise and improving diet to reduce the factors that can be causing the headaches.

If you are a resident of College Station TX or the nearby area, we invite you to give our office a call at (979) 464-4400. Our experienced staff at Campion Chiropractic will be happy to set up an appointment for you to discuss what treatment would be the best for your particular type of headache and lifestyle.

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