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Dr. Brett Stephens

Understanding Headaches

Millions of people in the United States suffer from headaches each year. Up to 4% of adults worldwide have a headache or migraine 15 or more days each month. Headaches are the seventh highest cause of disability in the US. Headache is the second most common illness worldwide, Migraine is third. Headaches are serious and debilitating illness. For a lot of people the current medical management is not successful or only gives temporary results. There are many causes of headaches, musculoskeletal is one of the major causes. The position or condition of the cervical (neck) bones, muscle tightness, and ligament health all can contribute to a headache. Research shows chiropractic adjustments can help decrease the duration and the frequency at which someone gets a headache.

Chiropractic care is often a good alternative treatment for headaches. The doctor must first diagnosis the underlying cause of the headache pain. The most common type of headache is from tension which can sometimes be relieved through chiropractic care.



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