WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HEADACHES AND NECK PAIN?
Headaches and neck pain are reported to be among the most prevalent musculoskeletal complaints in the general population. A significant body of research has reported a high prevalence of headaches and neck pain among adolescents. From a study done by the Physiotherapy Division of Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, South Africa. Published in the February 2009 issue of the medical journal Cephalgia.
Close to 65% of Americans ages 18 to 34 have experienced chronic pain or someone they care for has experienced chronic pain during the past year. Neck pain is the number three cause of chronic pain; more than a quarter of Americans report being affected from pain in this area of their body. The website of the American Osteopathic Association.
Approximately 78 percent of all headaches are classified as tension-type headache. The pain is typically generalized all over the head. There appears to be a slightly higher incidence of this type of headache among women. There are two types of tension-type headache: those that occur on an episodic basis and those that occur daily or almost daily. If chronic, this type of headache should be promptly treated to avoid developing an addiction to pain relieving drugs. The daily headache is often accompanied by depression, or other emotional problems, and sleep disturbances.
What is the difference between what I do in my clinic and what others are doing in theirs? Just watch a few of our VIDEO TESTIMONIALS on neck pain and chronic headaches to find out. The thing that you'll notice after watching just a few of these is that many of our patients have had their pain for years ---- OR EVEN DECADES, and tried just about everything there is to try, including lots and lots of CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS, before coming here. Don't get me wrong, adjustments can be an extremely effective weapon against all sorts of headaches ---- as long as there is no SCAR TISSUE present. However, if a person has FASCIAL ADHESIONS or FIBROTIC TISSUE of any kind, all bets are off as to how effective an adjustment will be or how long it will last (HERE).
Like I tell all my patients with chronic neck pain and headaches; try one treatment and see if it makes a difference. There is no way I can know whether in advance if what I do will help. But one treatment is either going to make a huge difference for you, or it will do nothing at all. One treatment and you'll know. Sounds reasonable to me? Call Cheryl at (417) 934-6337 to make an appointment today. You've got nothing to lose but the pain! If you are one of those people who was cursed with Migraine Headaches, make sure to read THIS very short post.
With the tens of millions of Americans struggling to make it through another day with chronic neck pain, everyone knows someone with this problem. BTW, the best way to reach those you love and care about most is by sharing this on FACEBOOK.