Rebound headaches are becoming ever more common in the pharmaceutical era. The fact is that just about every condition today is treated with some kind of medication. Many of these over-the-counter or prescription drugs do nothing more than cover over the symptoms of a condition. As a result, they need to be taken again and again. Headache medications are the classic example of this scenario.
Why Headache Medication Is So Common
The fact is that there is no miracle drug that stops headaches from occurring. Therefore, a person with chronic headaches (15 or more days per month) will have to take pills on a regular basis to deal with the pain. Therein lies the problem. Medication overuse has created a vicious cycle involving rebound headaches.
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What Is a Rebound Headache?
A rebound headache is a headache that is caused by the overuse of pain relievers (either prescription or over-the-counter). Sometimes, instead of using fewer pain relievers, a person is encouraged to switch pain medications when rebound headaches start to occur. This results in a constant cycle of switching to a new pain medication every time the medication overuse headaches begin. This only serves to perpetuate the problem.
A Natural and Better Solution
If you are ready to break the cycle of rebound headaches, we encourage you to look into upper cervical chiropractic care. This gentle and specific form of chiropractic does not involve popping or twisting of the spine. It is a low force correction of the upper neck that provides a long lasting adjustment, thereby giving the body time to heal.
As damage from an upper cervical misalignment is repaired, the brainstem can function optimally. Proper blood flow to the brain and cerebrospinal fluid drainage can be restored. Correcting these underlying problems has helped many to break away from pain medication altogether. For example, a collection of 101 case studies reveals the benefits of upper cervical care for headache patients with many patients in the study seeing complete resolution of headaches.
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