Headache statistics in our country are astronomical. According to the American Headache Society:
- Every 10 seconds, someone in the United States goes to the emergency room with a headache or migraine.
- More than $1 billion is spent on over-the-counter medications to treat headaches and migraines.
- The lost work due to migraine headaches costs more than $13 billion every year in the U.S.
You may wonder why a solution to the problems associated with migraines and the common headache has not been found when technology exists that puts humans on the moon and cameras on Mars.
Throughout history hundreds of theories and ideas have been proposed to explain the causes of migraines. Treatments included everything from the somewhat reasonable to downright ludicrous in an attempt to alleviate the pain. For example, in the Medieval Ages migraines were recognized as a discrete medical disorder with treatment ranging from hot irons to blood letting and even witchcraft. Thankfully we don’t have to go to such extremes today!
New medications are constantly introduced claiming to prevent and cure the pain and frequency of headaches, but statistics continue to show that they are not working.
Could it be possible that the solution lies not in the hands of giant pharmaceutical companies, but someplace you can actually visit, and perhaps in a building that isn’t too far from you? Could the solution be so simple that it can be found at Dr. Dustan Mattingly, D.C.’s Chiropractic Office?
Poor posture and spinal injuries are major causes of headaches, and by simply taking the pressure off of irritated nerves and/or relaxing the muscles attached to the skull, the intensity and recurrence rate of headaches and migraines can drastically be improved.
That may sound rather far fetched to some people (especially if they are among the millions who have tried every pill available and found no relief) but after a session or two with Dr. Mattingly, D.C. they are often amazed at the results they get. We regularly treat patients who suffer from headaches and migraines and have had a lot of success in relieving their pain.
“I came to see Dr. Mattingly for migraines that I had suffered from all my life. With the doctor’s help I was able to pinpoint what the source of my headaches was, and prevent them from being so bad. I have been migraine-free for at least six months. I highly recommend chiropractic care and Dr. Mattingly to everyone.” – P.C.
So if you suffer from migraines or headaches make an appointment today by calling 314-963-9050 and see what the miracle of chiropractic can do for you!