When a person takes over-the-counter pain medication for headaches on a regular basis, it can begin a cycle of pain and pills that just gets worse and worse. While medication overuse doesn’t always cause more headaches, it is one of the side effects of these drugs.
Medication overuse is a global problem. In fact, WHO (the World Health Organization) estimates that up to 2% of the global population is experiencing rebound headaches from taking too many painkillers. What makes the problem worse is that it’s tough to tell the difference between a rebound headache and a regular one, so most people just reach for the pill bottle again.
Tension headache and migraine sufferers are the two groups most likely to end up getting stuck in a cycle of medication overuse headaches. To learn more about the connection between head and neck injuries and migraines download our complimentary e-book
Overcoming Headaches in North Lakes, Queensland
If you are looking for a natural way to relieve your headaches, you’ve come to the right place. The fact is that many headache conditions go back to a small misalignment in the upper cervical spine. An atlas misalignment can lead to:
- Brainstem pressure
- Reduced blood flow to the brain
- Restricted cerebrospinal fluid drainage
All of these conditions can cause headaches. The secret to stopping the problem is in going after the underlying condition rather than covering over symptoms with pills that may make matters worse. At Atlas Health Australia, our entire focus is on providing gentle and precise adjustments to the atlas.
For many headache sufferers, this has meant fewer and less severe headaches or even complete resolution of the problem. Plus, once the atlas is back in proper alignment, only occasional adjustments are needed to maintain proper spinal health.
This can save a lot of money in the long run over buying expensive pain relievers on a regular basis. To schedule, a complimentary consultation call our North Lakes Queensland office at 07-3188-9329