Headaches and Migraines: Avoiding the Band-Aid Approach

What One of Our Healthcare Ambassadors Can Say in the Interview:

    • Headaches and Migraines can be debilitating—people lose work, lose time in their lives.
    • Right now it’s symptom relief, but we need to find the cause.
    • Taking a pill is just a band-aid, it is masking the symptom.
    • Some patients have had MRIs, they’ve had tests that keep coming back normal—your spine and nervous system could be the root.
    • It could be trauma, a car accident, or other event that could cause problems years later.
    • Dehydration plays a big part.
    • Lifestyle, sleep also plays a role.
    • Even simple things—like how you hold your purse or briefcase could be causing misalignment and nerve stress.
    • It’s not just adults, it is more and more—kids. It could be by looking at their phones or other devices and developing Text Neck!
    • The hidden cause could be in your neck! Your cervical spine.
  • People should get a checkup at their local chiropractor’s office.  People who deal with headaches know that they want a solution and this just might be it.


Available for Interviews:
One of our other healthcare media ambassadors

For Interviews Contact:
Jo Allison
PR Managing Editor
Success In Media, Inc.



Additional Facts About Migraines:

* Migraine is the seventh leading cause of years lived with disability (YLDs) and a common neurological disorder [1].

* During an attack, migraine symptoms are characterised by severe, throbbing, unilateral headaches associated with nausea, vomiting, photophobia and/or phonophobia and aggravation from physical activity and while less common, a migraine with aura is further associated with visual, sensory or speech-related symptoms [2].

* A variety of precipitating factors have been associated with triggering a migraine attack. Triggers reported include weather, stress, poor or over-sleeping, odors, missing meals and certain foods, menses and neck pain [3, 4].

* Uncertainty remains regarding the mechanisms associated with the initiation of migraine pain.

* Chiropractors are one of the most common complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) providers globally [1921]. The use of chiropractic for the treatment of headaches appears to be substantial [2224] with migraine likely to be one of the most common headache types chiropractors manage [2527].

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5715542/


* In the U.S., more than 37 million people suffer from migraines. Some migraine studies estimate that 13 percent of adults in the U.S. population have migraines, and 2-3 million migraine suffers are chronic.

* Almost 5 million in the U.S. experience at least one migraine attack per month, while more than 11 million people blame migraines for causing moderate to severe disability.

* Migraines occur most often in:

  • Women (18 percent of women compared to 6 percent of men)
  • People between the ages of 35 and 55
  • Lowest income groups
  • Caucasian people

* Migraine sufferers also spend much more on their health care than those who don’t suffer from the disorder. Migraine sufferers use 2.5 times the amount of prescription drugs and have six times as many diagnostic tests and services. The average monthly healthcare costs for migraine sufferers is $145, while those who don’t suffer from migraines pay an average of $89 per month.

* Migraine sufferers use twice the amount of prescription drugs and visit doctors and emergency rooms twice as often as those who don’t have the disorder.

Source: https://migraine.com/migraine-statistics/

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