According to the WHO, headache disorders are among some of the most common nerve related disorders in the world. In fact, it is believed that over half of all adults have had at least one severe headache in the past year. This means that if you have recurrent headaches or migraines, you are definitely not alone. These types of disorders are not only common, they are sadly debilitating. In fact, headache disorders were ranked the top third reason for Years Lost to Disability (YLD) in 2013. To further complicate matters, headaches are rarely the only problem brought on by headache disorders.
Many people who suffer from headaches and migraines also deal with issues like anxiety and depression. This is at least partly due to the concern of when a headache will strike and derail plans. This affects family, friends, and work obligations and may actually impact your ability to lead a typically active life. If you have severe enough headaches, you may even qualify for social security disability. Having a headache disorder can most definitely interfere with what it most important to you and that often leads to frustration and other negative feelings. Regardless of the specific kind of headache disorder that you have, we understand just how isolating they can be.
There are dozens, if not hundreds, of different kinds of treatments that are available for headache disorders. Some people find that medication works for them while others try multiple types and never find one that works for them. Some people swear by acupuncture. Others still just use rest and a cold compress across their forehead to help combat the pain that can be caused by noise and light sensitivity. Dealing with the additional symptoms, such as nausea, can sometimes be easier than the original cause.
If you are interested in trying out another method of treating headaches and migraines, give DiBella Chiropractic a call. Regular chiropractic care has been shown to help relieve the frequency and severity of headache disorders over time. It may not be the most common treatment method, but with a non-invasive technique and no medication, we have one of the lowest risk systems you will ever find. When it comes to headache disorders, you won’t find anything that is quite like chiropractic care. Set up an appointment with us and see how much it helps. You have nothing to lose but the pain!