We know how difficult long-term headache pain can be. Dr. Roxann Bettencourt, DC and our staff have worked with many men and women in our Napa, CA chiropractic office, and we've had great success in helping people reduce their headache pain.
A 2016 research paper confirms what we see in our office. In this report, the authors started with 110 patients who were suffering from headaches that originated in the cervical spine. 58 of these patients were given a series of neck adjustments; 52 were given some stretches and exercises. The treatment period for both groups was four weeks.
The study found that the patients who received cervical and thoracic spinal adjustments "experienced significantly greater reductions in headache intensity, disability, headache frequency, headache duration, and medication intake as compared to the group that received mobilization and exercise."
The investigation also found that these results were maintained at the three-month follow-up exam.
Chiropractic is a safe and effective way to treat headache, back pain, neck pain, and many other health conditions. If you're tired of suffering, give Dr. Roxann Bettencourt, DC a call today at our Napa, CA office at (707) 257-3600. We're here to help get you out of pain.
Dunning JR, Butts R, Mourad F, Young I, et al. Upper cervical and upper thoracic manipulation versus mobilization and exercise in patients with cervicogenic headache: a multi-center randomized clinical trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016;17(1):64.