With over 4% of the U.S. population reporting frequent headaches, and between 9-12% suffering from at least 1-2 episodes of migraine or headaches per month, it’s not a shock that treatment for these painful problems is in high demand. That said, for many, prescription medications simply are not the answer.

Migraines are a real headache for those who suffer from them, even occasionally. These powerful pain periods are typically crippling, leading to social and professional issues due to missed work and relationship strain. The reasons why people get migraines are various, with over 300 recognized causes, but for most, the common causes are the most likely culprits, and not a larger issue.

The most common of these headaches include:

Chiropractors successfully help thousands of individuals everyday obtain safe, effective, long-term relief from their headaches. This is because most headaches have a spinal, muscular, or habitual component which the chiropractor has been trained to identify and treat. In fact, surveys show that 10-25% of patients initiate chiropractic care for the relief of headaches.