27 Mar Headaches and Chiropractic Care
At Spinal Rehab of North County, we are your Pleasant Grove and Utah County chiropractor. We help people with whiplash, auto injury pain, low back pain, neck pain, headaches, disc pain and sciatica get better.
Headaches are a very common problem. In fact in the US 45 million Americans suffer with headaches and at least 8 million of those will visit doctor’s to help with those headaches. There are 3 main types of headaches.
The most common type of headache is the tension headache. It is estimated that 80 to 90 percent of the population suffer from tension headaches at least some time in their lives.
Tension headaches are usually caused by muscle tightness in the neck and upper spine. It can be caused from stress, poor posture, over use, or other injuries.
The second most common type of headache is the migraine headache. Around 16 to 17 percent of the population complains of migraines. These headaches are far more debilitating than the typical tension type headaches accounting for more lost time.
- 25 percent of women suffer a migraine at least once
- 8 percent of men
- 60 percent of migraines are unilateral, or present on one side
- 85 percent report some sort of trigger that kicks off their headaches
- 157 million work hours are missed each year due to migraine headaches
- Average age at onset is between five and eight-years-old
The causes of migraine headaches is varied and can be triggered by many situations.
By far, the most painful headaches are cluster headaches. This type of headache appears in cycles that can last hours or days. They present with a sudden onset, and usually go as quickly as they start. Less than one percent of the population suffers these types of headaches.
- First onset is usually between 20 and 30 years old
- Average age of victim is 30
- 69 of 100,000 people suffer from cluster headaches
Whatever type of headache you have one of the most effective non-drug treatment is chiropractic care. Chiropractic care works to align the cervical spine which will improve joint mobility, reduce tight muscles, increase blood flow, and take pressure off of irritated nerves. At Spinal Rehab of North County, your Utah County chiropractor we work with people all the time suffering with headaches and help them get out of pain quickly and effectively.
If you or someone you know suffers from headaches please call for a free no obligation consultation 801-899-3111.