More Americans complain about headaches than any other health condition, including back pain; in fact, approximately 45 million Americans say they suffer headaches each year. That’s one in every six people or more than 16 percent of the population. More than 8 million Americans visit their doctor seeking relief for symptoms of headaches each year. Unfortunately, the most popular treatment is over-the-counter pain relievers or prescription medication.
Research Studies Show Chiropractic Helps with Headaches
A new Dutch study of chronic tension type headache (CTTH) compared treatment from medical providers in general practice (GP) to chiropractic. That study concluded that “Manual therapy is more effective than usual GP care in the short- and longer term in reducing symptoms of CTTH.”
Several years ago, a Canadian anesthesiologist, Peter Rothbart, MD, FRCPC, came to the same conclusions about headaches caused by misalignments in the neck. Dr. Rothbart made many observations in his own pain management practice which subsequently led to an article in the Toronto Star, the most widely read newspaper in Canada. The Toronto Star article, “A Pain in the Neck,” was subtitled: “Chiropractors were right.”
Getting Treated for Headaches in Augusta GA
If you’re suffering from headaches and are tired of taking pain-relieving medication day after day, call Augusta GA ChiropractorsGeorgia Clinic of Chiropractic at 706-814-5053 to schedule your complimentary consultation with an experienced chiropractor in Augusta GA. Headaches are one of the most common health conditions that we treat, and during your consultation we can discuss if chiropractic is the right avenue of care for you.