Headache victims can attest to the wide assortment of pain, timeframe, and severity they experience. Some are far more typical than others. At the same time, some are more painful or last much longer.

Different types of headaches can impair different people. Migraines can start out anywhere from childhood to adulthood, having 4 different stages that sufferers may or may not encounter, according to the Mayo Clinic. Cluster headaches occur in spurts on a periodic timeline. These are most often based behind one eye or on one side of the head rather than an entire area. Clusters can last from weeks to months without resolution and are known to be one of the most tormenting types of headaches individuals suffer from. Rebound headaches are known from overusing any number of pain relievers to combat headache pain. These medications can be over the counter or prescription drugs. Each distinctive type of headache requires different forms of treatment to combat pain severity and frequency.

Very few people believe headaches a nervous system disorder, but it is one of the most universal ones to affect people. Reports show that almost half of the population experience headaches at least once per year, sometimes occurring even weekly. Headaches can range in severity, from mild to moderate all the way to severe and debilitating. Sometimes, they are mild or infrequent enough to disregard. Other times, they can affect our social lives, mental health, and day to day life.

Physical and emotional stress and tension is often a cause for continual headaches. Hectic and fast-paced lifestyles have often times become unmanageable, causing an increase in stress in the population.

Tension headaches occur in a large band around the head, similar to the idea of a large rubber band pulled tightly around our heads. The misery is most commonly mild to moderate but can become severe at times. They are also known to occur enough to disrupt our daily lives. Day to day stress is now provoking headaches in a rapidly growing percentage of the population. Tension headaches occur in 30% – 80% of those who have to deal with headaches. Tension headaches are also known as stress headaches. With everything that happens to cause stress headaches, adding the actual headache to your list of problems just makes things worse.

Factoring in the consequential frequency and severity caused by tension headaches and the fact that more and more people are suffering from them, researchers have been working on finding the best treatment solutions for them to improve the quality of life for those who suffer from them. In an article published in European journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, they published the results of one such study. This academic work addressed the effect of chiropractic care on tension headache sufferers in comparison to no treatment at all.

In the study, sixty-two women with ages ranging from 18 to 65 years old, were assigned in one of four groups. The first group was a control that received no actual procedure. The other three went through specific forms of treatment for tension headaches, one being spinal manipulation.

In the study, the women who engaged in chiropractic treatment methods showed improvement. They suffer from less pain, increased physical function, and healthy social behaviors when compared to the control group. These particular effects began after only one month of regular treatment from a chiropractor.

Individuals in the study who engaged in spinal manipulation showed improvements in diminishing pain, raising physical ability, and promoting healthy social function after only one month of established treatment from a professional chiropractor compared to those in the control group.

This study has shown us that dramatic physical and emotional transformations can occur with treatment from a professional chiropractor. Chiropractic care has long been known as a natural course of treatment than can often times not only treat the symptoms but remedy the disease as well.