What you need to know about headaches …

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Headaches are one of the most common types of pain that people experience on a regular basis.  Researchers estimate that nine out of ten Americans suffer from headache pain at some point, helping to put the sales of pain medication through the roof. ????????

Both the frequency and severity of headaches vary greatly from individual to individual.  They range from occasional to near-constant and from mild to throbbing.  Some are bad enough to cause nausea and become debilitating, keeping the sufferer from being able to work and enjoy leisure activities.  Although painkillers are usually the first resort for those suffering from a headache, chiropractic care can help lessen both the incidence and severity of this condition.

The largest percentage of headaches (approximately 95%) fall into a category referred to as “primary headaches”.  These are typically caused by tension in the muscles in the neck area or a misalignment (subluxation) of the…

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