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Headaches & Migraines
Research shows that 9% of men and 12% of women in the U.S experience at least 1-2 headaches a month. More than 4% of Americans suffer from frequent headaches that occur at least 180 days a year. Our caring headache and migraine chiropractor in Little Rock, Dr. Faulkenberry, has helped thousands of people in Arkansas alleviate pain from chronic or severe headaches or migraines.
There are different causes and types of headaches and migraines. The most common types of headaches include: muscle tension headaches, cervicogenic headaches, drug-induced headache, post-traumatic headache, migraine headaches and cluster headaches. Our Little Rock headache chiropractors are able to successfully treat patients with headaches because most types of headaches have a spinal or muscular component that we are able to treat. Surveys show that 10-25% of patients initiate chiropractic care for headache relief.
Migraines account for approximately 10% of all types of headaches. 3.4 million women and 1.1 million males suffer from 1 migraine attack per month. Migraines follow a hereditary course with 70% of migraine suffers having other family members who are also affected. These types of headaches often coexist with muscle tension and cervicogenic factors; this often contributes to the frequency and intensity of the migraine. These headaches tend to reach the peak of intensity after 30 minutes. Migraines are commonly accompanied by nausea and vomiting.
Migraines also tend to make the person sensitive to sound and light. Classic migraines are different from common migraines due to the actual headache is preceded by neurologic disturbances which indicate a migraine is about to take place. These disturbances include alterations in the person’s vision such as; zigzag lines, blind spots, numbness or tingling of the lip or hand, problems with balance, and even loss of consciousness. Clinical trials have been conducted on chiropractic’s effectiveness in the management of migraine headaches and they’ve been shown a remarkable improvement.
Our migraine and headache chiropractor in Little Rock, Dr. Faulkenberry, successfully treats thousands of patients suffering from headaches every day. Surveys show 25% of the individuals seeking chiropractic care do so for the treatment of headaches. Due to the nature of most headaches (either being soft tissue or neurologic) chiropractors have great success with treatment. One of the best benefits of chiropractic treatments consist of safe, natural, and noninvasive therapies that correct the cause of the headache not just masking the symptoms.