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Headaches and Chiropractic

Don’t think you are the only one that suffers with headaches, research has shown nine out of 10 Americans suffer from headaches. Some of these headaches are occasional, some are frequent, some are dull and throbbing, and some cause debilitating pain and or cause nausea, such as migraine headaches. What do you do when you suffer from a pounding headache?

Recent research shows that spinal manipulation, one of the primary treatments provided by Dr. Gibson at RTP Chiropractic in Morrisville NC,  may be an effective treatment option for tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck. A 2014 report in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT) found that “interventions commonly used in chiropractic care improved outcomes for the treatment of acute and chronic neck pain and increased benefit was shown in several instances where a multimodal approach to neck pain had been used”. Also, a 2011 JMPT study found that chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, improves migraine and cervicogenic headaches.

So you ask, what can I do? The main problem is prolonged computer use and staying in a static position for an extended period of time. Most offices are now offering ergonomic evaluations for their employees. You want to make sure you set up at your work station is customized for you.

What can Dr. Gibson at RTP Chiropractic in Morrisville NC do for me? Dr. Gibson is highly trained in performing spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustments to improve spinal function and alleviate the stress on your system. He can also provide nutritional advice, recommending a change in diet. He will also offer advice on posture, ergonomics (work postures), exercises and relaxation techniques. This advice should help to relieve the recurring joint irritation and tension in the muscles of the neck and upper back.

If you have any questions for Dr. Gibson, please don’t hesitate to call the office and set up an evaluation and see if chiropractic can help you. His office is conveniently located in Morrisville NC near RTP.

1. Bryans R, Descarreaux M, Duranleau M, et al. Evidence based guidelines for the chiropractic treatment of adults with neck pain. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2014; 37: 42-63.
2. Bryans R, Descarreaux M, Duranleau M, et al. Evidence based guidelines for the chiropractic treatment of adults with headache. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2011; 34: 274-89.
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