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Just Thinking About Headaches is Depressing

Talk about a downward spiral! Most people would agree that being in pain is upsetting. One type of pain, in particular, creates a mental felling of helplessness. That pain is headache pain. It's terribly difficult to determine which comes first, the headache or the distress. What's certain is, once the headache starts, the distress is sure to follow. This added stress frequently increases the pain that increases the stress, thus creating a vicious downward spiral, when your head hurts, it's hard just to think straight. Headaches that are frequent or last for days, sometimes with no relief, easily cause depression.

Many people have a cupboard full of little bottles that haven't been able to solve the problem. Too frequently these headache sufferers are tired of doctors telling them it's "all in your head," that it's some kind of "mental problem," or that they can't find a thing wrong physically.

This downward spiral may result in poor posture owing to pain and misery, failure to take care of themselves, work loss (which creates financial stress), and, without question, the inability to enjoy life as a healthy person would. Many people have had to give up the things they love best because of the pain or because of the medication taken to try to lessen the pain temporarily. Chiropractors know how well the body can heal if given a chance, and if there is no interference to health. Research has shown that chiropractic works on many types of headaches, including migraines and tension headaches. For example:

--An extensive study done on chiropractic for the government of New Zealand found that "...spinal manipulation therapy (chiropractic adjustments) can be effective in relieving musculo-skeletal symptoms such as back pain and...migraines."
--In 1989, a study by the Wolfe-Harris Center for Clinical Studies compared one group of headache sufferers who receive chiropractic adjustments with another group that was given a common antidepressant medication. Both groups improved during the test period. However, after the study concluded,the group that received chiropractic reported fewer headaches and less pain, and viewed their health status as improved follow-up interviews indicated that . The group that received only medication returned to their pre-test health status.

Chiropractic can help eliminate the cause of many people's headaches and the depression that goes with them. Call. We want to help.




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