Headaches are the leading cause of absenteeism from the workplace and accounts for the loss of 150 million workdays per year with the cost of lost labor of 17 billion each year in the United States. Headache sufferers are the main purchasers of asprin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatory medication.
There are five most common types of headaches: migranes, clusters, tension type, post-traumatic, and cervicogenic. I have seen and treated via chiropractic manipultaion each of these types of headaches at my office. Most of my headache sufferers have been through a round of medical intervention and assorted medications. My number one treatment of course is spinal manipulation followed by some form of soft tissue manual therapy directed to the cervical and upper thoracic spine.
Assorted supplementation as well as dietary restrictions are as important as anything we do. That being said, did you know tilapia is the worst fish you can eat along with sodas if you suffer from headaches? Foods to eat- raw fruits and vegetables. Headaches may also be a result of jaw problems such as TMJ which all will be investigated during your evaluation. So if you or someone you know suffers from headaches, feel free to call our office today.
Dr. Todd Elwert
Todd Elwert Chiropractic