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Headaches and Migraines are common symptoms from trauma

More than 15 million Americans suffer from persistent recurring headaches with no obvious cause. Pain pills only cover up the symptoms temporarily in which the headaches usually come back.

Numerous studies have found that chiropractic care helps a variety of headaches. Tension headaches are one of the most common type of headaches. Recent studies show that many of these originate in the location of the cervical vertebrae. A medical doctor doing research at Syracuse University said, “We’ve been able to put together a scientific explanation for how neck structure causes headaches… It’s true that chiropractors have been saying this for years… They were right about headaches.” A recent published control trial concluded, “spinal manipulation has a significant positive effect in cases of cervicogenic (originating from the neck) headache.” They found that chiropractic care reduced the number of headache hours by an impressive 69% as well as reducing there intensity.

Migraine headaches, perhaps the most severe headaches, also respond to chiropractic care. Especially relevant, in one study, 74.7% of migraine patients were greatly improved under chiropractic care.  The success rate was also maintained two years after the care ended. Then there was the Parker trial funded by the Australian government that found chiropractic care effective for Migraines. A follow-up study of the Parker trial concluded, “The trial clearly established that chiropractic was an effective treatment for migraine.”

Treatment for Headaches at Chiropractic and Rehabilitation of Miami Lakes

Disc Injuries are a common cause

Many people turn to chiropractic care at our offices for safe, effective treatment of disc injuries. This is sometimes referred to as a “slipped disc”, but discs don’t actually slip out of place. Discs can, however, bulge or herniate, causing pain at the site of injury. Therefore commonly causing headaches, numbness, tingling, and weakness to radiate down the arms or legs.

herniated disc

The pain and other symptoms from the disc injury putting pressure on the spinal nerves, may cause a “pinched nerve”. This then leads to inflammation, pain, and impaired function. Pressure on these “pinched nerve” can cause your symptoms to travel away from the spine. The nerves of the neck travel down the shoulder and extend into the arm, hand, and fingers. This why so many neck problems cause symptoms into the arm and hand. The nerves of the low back join to form the sciatic nerve, which travels down the leg into the foot.

Treatment for headaches in Miami Lakes

Our clinic offers treatment of headaches to the cities of Doral, Hialeah, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Miami Gardens, and Miami Lakes. Some of the many services we offer are Chiropractic care, massage therapy, physiotherapy, and intersegmental traction. Our goal is to provide our patients with an exceptional  experience as well as premier medical services. If you suffer from headaches and would like to schedule a consultation you may contact us at 305-570-1965. You may also schedule an appointment at our clinic using our online booking request form.