When it comes to headaches, there may not be a more mentally debilitating pain. Depending on intensity and pain tolerance, they rank right up there with back pain and toothaches. Headaches can be treated several ways. Drug therapy, cognitive training, analgesics, and treatments generally fall into three categories for treating headaches: pharmacological, psychological, and physical. Is there clear evidence out there that one way is far and away the best way to treat headaches? Can we match a method of treatment with a type of headache as a part of a pain management plan? We have virtually published a small library on headaches. As pain management experts, we are going to give you some references on headaches to give you some additional information because headaches are one of the most frequently reported pains. As a part of this blog review, simply click on the links to read beyond the short excerpts we have provided for you below. The first article examines different treatment strategies for headaches, while the second article explains how chiropractic care can help with the pain management of your headaches.
“Compared with migraine headaches, tension-type headaches are actually more common and can be equally as disabling. A recent study reviewing popular treatment approaches for TTH reported that establishing an accurate diagnosis is important prior to beginning treatment and finding “…non-drug management is crucial.”
“According to a study completed in 2005, a review of the published literature revealed good evidence that intensity and frequency of headaches (HAs) are indeed helped by chiropractic intervention. They limited their review to cervicogenic headaches and spinal manipulation and noted the need for larger scale studies. The well-respected Cochrane database reported spinal manipulation (SM) as an effective treatment option with short-term benefits similar to amitriptyline, a commonly prescribed medication for migraine HA patients.”