SOURCE: Absolute PhysioCare & Sports Rehab

Burnaby Physiotherapy Clinic

December 17, 2015 16:12 ET

Burnaby Physiotherapy Clinic Publishes Article Advocating Chiropractic Treatment for Headaches

Burnaby Physiotherapy Clinic Assesses Whether Chiropractic Adjustments or Over the Counter Medication Is Better at Treating Debilitating Tension and Migraine Headaches

BURNABY, BC--(Marketwired - December 17, 2015) - Absolute PhysioCare & Sports Rehab, a physiotherapy clinic in Burnaby, has released an article that compares how regular chiropractic treatments fair against over-the-counter medication when it comes to providing relief from headache pain. For more information, go to:

About 65-75% of people in Canada will experience a migraine headache some time in their life (Manzoni & Stovener, 2010). Some will be occasional, some frequent, some dull and achy or sharp and stabbing. With over 200 sub-types of headaches, the most frequently used therapy is still over-the-counter medication, but is this the most effective solution?

While headache sufferers generally find meds to be a satisfactory solution, there are those who need an alternate treatment.

"Six months ago, a patient come to Absolute PhysioCare & Sports Rehab suffering from debilitating tension type migraine headaches for the past three years," says a clinic representative. "He had been involved in a serious car accident and was using a medication that numbed the pain but left him in a fog unable to work or spend time with his family. A friend told him that a chiropractor may be able to help. Following 6 months of care that included chiropractic adjustments, Active Release Technique and home exercises, the patient is headache free, back at work and, most importantly, engaging with his family."

Current research supports that regular chiropractic care is effective for tension type headaches and headaches that originate from the neck and spine. In a ground breaking report released in 2001, researchers at Duke University found that Chiropractic adjustments resulted in almost immediate improvement for those headaches that originate in the neck, and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headaches than Advil or Tylenol (Goadsby et al, 2012).

If you suffer from headaches, the article also includes some helpful tips, like moving around frequently and keeping well hydrated. If you are interested in chiropractic headache therapy, it's recommended that you find a licensed health care professional who can provide personalized, up-to-date care.

About the Company

Absolute PhysioCare & Sports Rehab is a cutting-edge, multidisciplinary physiotherapy clinic located in Burnaby, close to Vancouver, BC. The company's focus is on providing its clients with the highest standard of care to help them achieve optimum wellness and quality of life. Apart from providing personalized therapy plans, the company also offers its clients physiotherapy, massage therapy, chiropractic care, orthotics, acupuncture, custom bracing, compression hosiery, vestibular rehabilitation, women's health, bike fitting, active rehabilitation services and gymnasium facilities.

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