Relieving Headaches without using medication

If you suffer from headaches, you’re not alone.   As high as nine out of ten Americans suffer from headaches.  

What do you do when you have a headache?  Do you go into a dark room, lie down and try to take a nap?  Do you take medication for it?   Maybe just hope it goes away?  Well there can be another choice that you might want to try. 

Spinal manipulation is shown, through research, to be a very effective way to reduce headaches that are caused from tension or from the neck.  A 2001 study at Duke University showed that headaches originating from the neck and tension were almost immediately relieved with spinal manipulation.   A study in 1995 in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics showed that the long-lasting effects of adjustments outweighed that of the medical counterpart, the medicine that people were taking to alleviate the headaches.   What does that mean for you?   It means that there’s a drug-free way you can try to alleviate your headaches if they’re originating from tension in the neck.  It’s worth a try!   

If you can get off medication and have less frequent and shorter headaches, isn’t that worth it? We think so.   We’ve got a great track record at Stones River Chiropractic here in Murfreesboro, TN. So, come check us out and talk about your headaches.  Let’s see if we can find a solution to get longer lasting relief.

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McCrory DC, Penzien DB, Hasselblad V, Gray RN. Evidence Report: Behavioral and Physical Treatments for Tension-type and Cervicogenic Headache. Duke University Evidence-based Practice Center for Clinical Health Policy Research. – 2001


Boline PD, Kassak K, Bronfort G, Nelson C, Anderseron AV.  Spinal Manipulation vs. amitriptyline for the treatment of chronic tension-type headaches: a randomized clinical trial.  Northwestern College of Chiropractic. -1995