Headaches occur in nearly all ages and walks of life. There are many types of headaches from sinus to migraines to toxic to the most common type, the tension, or “stress” headache, which accounts for about 90 percent of all headaches. Headaches are one of the most common complaints people have – some estimates suggest 25 percent of the population have one right now!

The commonality of headaches make many believe that they are a normal part of life, but in actuality they’re a warning sign that there is a problem. Unfortunately, the common practice of suppressing these warning signals with pain medication is becoming a multi-billion dollar industry. Oftentimes, this practice of not addressing the cause and masking symptoms exacerbates the problem by causing what is known as the “rebound effect”. Even common medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen taken as little as two times per week can lead to rebound headaches. Pain receptors are desensitized by pain medications and when these chemicals wear off, the pain receptors become hypersensitive leading to more frequent medications at higher doses. There are numerous reports of people progressing up to 50 tablets per day for rebound headaches.

Treatment of Headaches

It is common knowledge that chiropractic helps headaches. Chiropractors are not interested in suppressing headaches, but in finding their cause. A team of surgeons has recently discovered that the membranes covering the brain actually attach directly to small muscles of the neck. They conclude, “An increasing body of literature relates headaches to pathology affecting the cervical spine and a number of clinical trials have demonstrated that chiropractic … is valuable for managing headaches.”

One study of 6,000 headache sufferers (2-25 years of age) revealed that neck injury was a common link and should be suspected in every nonspecific case of headache. The Chiropractic Health Center of Glastonbury offers a safe and specific means of reducing irritation in the neck, which can cause headaches.

"Pain went from very bad to really good by the end of the 12th session. The small presentation they gave us was very informative and good. I started taking care of my health more. Highly recommended."
Zaki Alabdullah
"Our family has been clients since 1994 and since 2005, we have been one of his long distance clients moving to New Hampshire! We have continued with monthly adjustments as he is truly The Best of The Best!"
Skip Gilman
"I started coming last January. At that time I had difficulty walking down our hallway. Last summer I traveled to Ireland and walked the cliffs. I am so grateful for the amazing care that made that possible and the staff who now feels like family ❤️"
Lynn Frazier
"I started coming last January. At that time I had difficulty walking down our hallway. Last summer I traveled to Ireland and walked the cliffs. I am so grateful for the amazing care that made that possible and the staff who now feels like family ❤️"
Lynn Frazier
"I started coming last January. At that time I had difficulty walking down our hallway. Last summer I traveled to Ireland and walked the cliffs. I am so grateful for the amazing care that made that possible and the staff who now feels like family ❤️"
Lynn Frazier
"I have been a patient at the Chiropractic Health Center of Glastonbury for over a decade. I trust Dr. D. and his team implicitly. I would highly recommend this practice."
Kristin Anderson
"They are not only extremely professional and helpful but genuinely care about your well being! In addition, the group is very supportive of the community. I love that they partnered with We Are the Children to donate thousands of dollars worth of toys.
Jocelyn DeMaio
"Our family has been clients since 1994 and since 2005, we have been one of his long distance clients moving to New Hampshire! We have continued with monthly adjustments as he is truly The Best of The Best!"
Skip Gilman
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