There is hope for the majority of headache sufferers’
Headaches are a common reason for many people to visit their doctor. Not only do headaches severely impact their quality of life, but it results in over 157 million days per year lost from work with a societal cost of over $50 billion. Needless to say, it’s a big deal.
But, there is hope for a vast majority of headache sufferers’. The Spine Journal published a study showing a 50% reduction in headache frequency.
Additionally, researchers found that treatment plans of 8-16 visits provided significant reduction in pain scores (pain rated on scale of 0-10). This reflects what we have seen in our practice. Improving motion, decreasing inflammation, and establishing better posture with enhanced core muscle strength are essential components of helping people win their battle against daily headaches.
Dose-Response and Efficacy of Spinal Manipulation for Chronic
Cervicogenic Headache: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
The Spine Journal. 2010 February
“Epidemiological studies report that 5% of adults suffer from headaches on a daily basis; approximately 7 million adults report suffering from headaches every other day.”
“…the average spinal manipulative therapy patient could cut the number of headaches in half by 8 weeks.”
“a plateau in intervention effective might be found in the range of 8 to 16 treatment sessions, although a dose effect at these treatment levels cannot be ruled out. The study also adds to the support of SMT in moderate doses as a viable option for the treatment of cervicogenic headache.”