Headeach disorders are among the most common disorder of the nervous system with a prevalence effect of 50% in the general population. Headaches have significant impact on an individual’s quality of life so finding a cure for this disease is extremely important. There are many different types of headache disorders: migraine, cluster headaches and medication -overuse headache. Different types of headache require proper method and treatment.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, tension headaches, commonly referred to as stress headache – appears generally in everybody, it spreads across the entire head in a sort of band. This makes them very different than migraines which are usually felt on one side or the other. Because tension headaches are prevalent, researchers have implemented Chiropractic to influence nervous system.
62 women between the ages of 18 – 65 – who suffered from tension-headache – were recruited. Each was assigned to one of four groups, three of which involved a specific treatment (spinal manipulation) and the rest did not.
Upon conclusion of the study, researchers discovered that, when compared to the control, the individuals who engaged in spinal manipulation “showed improvements in their physical role, bodily pain, and social functioning” at one month post-treatment. In other words, receiving chiropractic care helped improve their quality of life.
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