What do you do if you have a headache or a migraine? Do you head straight for the medicine cabinet for pain relief? Or do you avoid taking medication for fear of its side effects?
Consider chiropractic care. Research shows that this drug-free alternative to headache medication may be an effective treatment alternative – one that gets to the root cause of the problem, rather than simply managing the symptoms.
For example, researchers at Duke University’s Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, NC, reported in 2001 that “spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement for headaches that originate in the neck, and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headache than commonly prescribed medications.”
Even more revealing, in a 1992 study of 47 migraine sufferers, 77 percent of the individuals (89 percent of the women) had a marked reduction, absence or reversal of the normal cervical curve.
In other words, the migraine sufferers in the second study had misaligned spines. And a misaligned spine is like a hose with a kink in it – it puts pressure on the nerves coursing through the spinal cord, interfering with their ability to communicate with the rest of the body and disrupting blood flow along the spinal cord into the brain.
The growing incident of spinal misalignment is hardly surprising. Whether we live in Milpitas, San Jose, Fremont, Sunnyvale or Santa Clara, California, more and more of us spend our days hunching over our computers and our nights slouching on the couch to watch TV or looking down at our smartphones to check the latest text message from our friends.
Those postural errors cause our head to jut forward and affect the normal curvature of the neck. The result: pain and bodily dysfunction.
At Milpitas Spine Center in Milpitas, California, Drs. Dhanish Patel and Scott Riley and their dedicated team of chiropractors and therapists are focused on whole body wellness. Their goal is to realign the spine, and strengthen the muscles in the back and neck to relieve the pressure on delicate nerves, giving your body the support and care it needs to heal and get out of pain.
If you or a loved one lives or works in the Milpitas, Fremont, San Jose, Santa Clara, or Sunnyvale area and are needlessly suffering with headache pain or migraines, the Milpitas Spine Center can help. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation to see if you qualify.