Millions of Americans — an estimated 90 percent of the population – deal with recurring

headache pain at some point in their lives.

With the stress and hurry of the holiday season in full swing, many people will find themselves

reaching for pain medication to put an end to debilitating headaches. However, according to

recent research, pills like Advil, Tylenol, and Excedrin are far from the best treatment option.

More and more evidence is pointing to the fact that seeking regular chiropractic care is a

superior headache treatment solution to pain medication. To learn why, let’s start with why

headaches develop in the first place.

Why Do Headaches Occur?

Misaligned vertebrae and neck muscle tension — two symptoms targeted by chiropractors — are

some of the most common causes of “primary headaches,” which comprise roughly 95 percent

of all headaches.

“Misalignment or tension in the vertebrae or neck leads to nerve irritation,” said a chiropractor in

Fort Worth who recently spoke with us about headache treatment. “When irritation of the nerve

fibers connecting the spinal cord and brain occurs, that is what gives the patient the feeling of

having a headache.”

Chiropractic Headache Treatment

Two studies provide proof of the healing powers of chiropractic when it comes to headaches.

The first study was conducted by the government of New Zealand. These researchers reported

that the majority of recurring headache sufferers who were given chiropractic care were able to

achieve relief of symptoms. Just as important, follow-up research showed that many of the

patients had continued to enjoy symptom relief for two years, suggesting that chiropractic is a

reliable long-term solution for headaches.

A second study by the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics also found that

chiropractic manipulation delivered more effective short-term and long-term tension headache

treatment than pain meds.

A Med-Free Solution

Dixie Chiropractic offers safe, reliable treatment for headaches. Are you ready to get off pain

meds and reclaim your life? To schedule chiropractic care in Saint George UT, call

435.673.1443 today!