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Headaches and migraines

You’re not alone—statistics that speak volumes

Maux de tête et migrainesA substantial number of Canadians suffer from recurrent, potentially severe headaches known as “migraine.” According to the National Population Health Survey (NPHS), an estimated 8% of Canadians aged 12 or older—nearly 2 million people—have received a clinical diagnosis of migraine.

Our American neighbours are no better off. A recent U.S. study estimated that migraine sufferers spend 112 million days per year bedridden, costing employers US$13 billion because of missed workdays.

Chiropractic approach

Maux de tête et migrainesWhile drugs can be helpful, they don’t always treat the underlying cause, and it’s the source of the pain that needs to be addressed, not just the symptoms. Abusing or becoming dependent on painkillers as a “crutch” can trigger a vicious circle, leading to rebound effects that will only aggravate the problem. Therefore, drugs are not the ideal solution…

From a chiropractic viewpoint, headaches or migraines are often caused by a displaced cervical vertebra.

The cervical spine begins at the base of the skull and is made up of seven vertebrae, C1 to C7, including the atlas and the axis. When one or more of these vertebrae become displaced, the likelihood is high that a disorder will soon set in and that multiple problems, including headaches and migraines, will begin to appear.

Dr. Robidoux Chiropractor weighs in

Dr. André Robidoux ChiropractorLiving with chronic headaches or migraines can be a living hell and literally ruin a person’s quality of life. My first goal is to restore hope to sufferers and help them to get healthy again. Chiropractic treatments work wonders for people with chronic headaches, sometimes after only a few treatments. Click here to read Robert Boivin's testimonial. . It’ll give you hope.

1. Excerpt from: Health Reports, vol. 12, no. 2, Statistics Canada, catalogue no. 82-003 - Authors: Heather Gilmour and Kathryn Wilkins.

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