Headaches are a common reason for many people to visit their doctor. Not only do headaches severely impact their quality of life, but it results in over 157 million days per year lost from work with a societal cost of over $50 billion. Needless to say, it’s a big deal.
But, there is hope for a vast majority of headache sufferers’. This paper from The Spine Journal added to the accumulating evidence that spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is one of the best ways to find relief. In this study, the average patient who received SMT reduced their headache frequency by 50%!
Additionally, the researchers found that treatment plans between 8-16 visits provided a significant reduction in pain scores. This reflects what we have seen in our practice. Improving cervico-thoracic motion, decreasing inflammation, and establishing better posture with enhanced core muscle strength are essential components of helping people win their battle against daily headaches.Jeremy Boethin feb