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Approximately 90% of Americans suffer from headaches at least occasionally, and many try to get rid of these headaches by taking over the counter medications. In some cases, the medicine helps the problem, but not always. Those who experience more serious headaches or migraines may even head to their doctor looking for a prescription. Unfortunately, these options may carry harmful side effects, including damage to the liver and kidneys or even the risk of addiction. Another option more people in Everett, Washington are turning to is chiropractic medicine, and many are seeing positive results. At Everett Spine & Rehab, we offer a range of services for those suffering from headaches and migraines, including spinal manipulation, massage therapy, and other forms of naturopathic therapy.
According to the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT), research suggests that spinal manipulation, a main component of chiropractic, may be a good treatment option for those who suffer from headaches and migraines. In addition to helping headaches, JMPT also found that the therapy was also good for both acute and chronic neck pain. This is because it is common for headaches and migraines to begin in the neck, or to quickly spread to the neck and cause tension in the spine.
At Everett Spine & Rehab we use not only the traditional spinal manipulation to help relieve the pain of headaches and migraines and to help reduce the number of occurrences. But we also believe that treating migraines and headaches goes beyond looking at whatever injuries are at hand. We conduct full diagnostic testing and employ a natural method to rehabilitation in order to help each patient find their own path to healing. Naturopathic medicine believes that when the body is put on the correct path, it can heal itself. Many things may be included, such as physical therapy and other exercise or treatment methods that will help you learn how to be an active participant in healing and preventing your own headaches and migraines.
The reason behind why a headache happens can vary considerably. There are many different things that might trigger a headache, but these may be different for everyone. Whenever possible, people who have a history of headaches should attempt to identify their triggers and avoid them as much as possible. Some common triggers include coffee, chocolate, MSG, nitrates, stress. At Everett Spine and Rehab, we go over your dietary and exercise habits and make recommendations on what you can do to take control of your headaches and feel better on a regular basis.
To learn more about what is causing your headaches, and to find out how we can work together to minimize your discomfort, contact Everett Spine & Rehab in Everett, WA at (425) 347-8614 to schedule an appointment.
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