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Choose Chiropractic over Medication for Headaches!

Dec 21, 2022 -- Posted by : Dr.Harcourt

Migraines affect approximately 15% of the general population and are usually managed by medication. However, this traditional treatment approach is not well tolerated by some migraine sufferers due to side effects. Additionally, some people prefer to avoid the risks associated with taking some medications over the long term.

One case report featured the successful outcome of a 24-year-old pregnant female who had a history of migraine headaches starting at age twelve. She had previously tried other forms of care including osteopathy, physical therapy, massage therapy, and medication including a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory with codeine. Due to her pregnancy, she turned to chiropractic care in hopes of achieving relief without the use of medications. The application of spinal manipulative therapy along with other manual therapies led to a satisfying outcome which allowed her to cease using her medication.

Another case study featured a 72-year-old woman with a 60-year history of migraine headaches that included nausea, vomiting, light sensitivity, and noise sensitivity. Prior to treatment, the patient averaged one to two migraines per week, lasting one to three days in duration. Following a course of chiropractic care, her headaches resolved completely, eliminating the need for migraine medication. A follow-up seven years later confirmed her continued migraine-free status.

In another case, a 17-year-old boy fell on his head and began to experience bipolar symptoms, sleeping problems, and headaches.  He sought treatment from a doctor of chiropractic at age 23 and after only four months of chiropractic care, his headache frequency dropped from three times a week to twice a month. He reported a full recovery after seven months of care.

So, if you are experiencing headaches  or migraines and type in pain management near me or chiropractor near me, you may find Coast Chiropractic Centers with Dr. Timothy Harcourt, me, comes up. 

You may wonder, “Do I need an MRI scan of my brain or neck.” Also, if you feel arm pain it may indicate things are getting worse and may indicate a bulge on the disc or worse yet a herniated disc in your neck.  Some people have a feeling of their “head aching.”

What type of headache is it to include tension headaches, cluster headaches, migraine headaches, sinus headaches, or toxic headaches? 

Regardless of the type, it can leave you feeling exhausted fatigued, nauseous, and even depressed. Some get severe headache pain behind the eyes.  Persistent or worsening pain intensity and/or frequency necessitates a visit to see a professional near you. 

Check out what the experts say about chiropractic care for headaches here:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28738895/

Call me, Dr. Tim Harcourt, at (239) 278-3344 and mention this article for an awesome discounted first visit to include history, exam, and adjustment or Class IV high-intensity laser treatment.

At Coast Chiropractic Centers we look forward to providing relief to those suffering from any type of headache. Call me, Dr. Tim Harcourt, at Coast Chiropractic Centers at (239) 278-3344 or stop by if you’re in the area on your day off for a walk in visit and mention this article for an awesome discounted first visit to include history, exam, and adjustment or Class IV high-intensity laser treatment.

If you would like to avoid getting headaches in the first place or to take a proactive approach to your health and wellness nearby, our membership program called Club C may be just the thing for you with great cost savings, convenience, and even more importantly, a plan to get your health back and keep it.

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