Is Medicine or Chiropractic Care Best for Headache Relief?

by Jul 8, 2019Benefits of Chiropractic Care, Common Illnesses, Family Chiropractic Care

At some point or another, everyone has experienced headache pain. Sometimes it can be a dull, aching pain, while at other times it can be a sharp, radiating pain.  Headache pain is a common complaint among Americans.  Most of the time, headaches are just that: simply headaches.  More often than not, a headache is caused by neck tension or stress. Other times, it can be an indicator that something else is amiss within the body. Either way, when headaches arise, we most certainly want to be rid of them. But what is the best way to relieve headache pain so that you can go about living your life without interruption?

Medicine vs. Chiropractic

For most people, the first instinct is usually to pop a pill when a headache arises.  However, this may not be the best option for true headache relief.  It is important to deal with the root cause of cluster headaches, migraines, tension headaches, and any other type of headache.  Medication only acts as a band aid to cover the problem temporarily.  More often than not, headaches will return later on, sometimes even more painful than before.  To bring about long-lasting relief, you must first address the root cause of headache pain.  

Chiropractic Care Removes Nerve Interference

Spinal misalignments can wreak havoc on the body.  They can disrupt nerve communication, disallowing the central nervous system to function optimally.  This can lead to all sorts of dysfunction within the body, including frequent, recurring, and severe headaches.  While medicine can’t correct spinal misalignments, chiropractic care can.  Pflugerville chiropractor Dr. Aaron Cain and his staff will perform an assessment, looking for vertebrae that are twisted, turned, or out of place.  With gentle adjustments, Dr. Cain can correct spinal misalignments to remove nerve interference so the body can function optimally once again.  Regular chiropractic adjustments ensure that the spine is in alignment so you can experience long-term relief from headache pain.  Not only is chiropractic care effective, but it is also safe and natural with no risk of side effects.  With the knowledge and experience of a Pflugerville chiropractor, you are sure to find relief from annoying and disrupting headaches so you can improve your health and enjoy pain-free living.

Studies Show Chiropractic Is More Effective Than Medication for Headaches

Case studies show the effectiveness of chiropractic care as a lasting solution for frustrating headaches.  In one case study of a 50-year-old woman, chiropractic care eased her migraines that she had suffered from for over 40 years.  She experienced a complete resolution of migraine symptoms after just 6 months of chiropractic care.  Another study split 100 people with headache pain into two groups.  Some were given medication while others received chiropractic care.  Both groups initially experienced headache relief.  But when treatment was stopped, those on medication saw no improvement and for some symptoms returned, while those who received chiropractic care continued to experience headache relief. 

If headaches have you feeling frustrated and in pain, Dr. Aaron Cain of Impact Family Chiropractic can help bring about long-lasting relief.  Don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation today!


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Chaibi, A., Tuchin, P.J. “Chiropractic Spinal Manipulative Treatment of Migraine Headache of 40-Year Duration Using Gonstead Method: A Case Study.” Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 2011 Sep; 10(3): 189-193.

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