How long are going to suffer with that Migraine headache?
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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.
About Migraine Sufferers
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
More Migraine Statistics
- 91 percent miss work or can’t function normally during migraine attack
- More than 70 percent have a family history of migraine
- 70 percent of those in a Canadian study said migraines caused problems in their relationships
- 70 percent of all migraine sufferers are women
- 69 percent have consulted a physician at some time seeking treatment for migraine pain
- 63 percent have one or more migraine attacks monthly
- 59 percent missed family or social events
- 53 percent have severe disability requiring reducing activities or bed rest
- 51 percent said migraines cut in half their work or school productivity
- Almost half of all migraine sufferers are have not been diagnosed
- 49 percent said they had to restrict activities for at least one day during a migraine episode
- 49 percent restricted their activities at least one day during migraine attacks
- 47 percent of people who have symptoms that meet the guidelines to be diagnosed with migraines thought they had a tension headache, sinus headache or another type of headache
- 31 percent missed at least one day of work or school in past three months
- 25 percent have one or more migraines a week
- 24 percent have gone to the emergency room because the migraine pain was so severe
- 6 percent saw a doctor at a hospital for a migraine in the past three months
(Note: these figures are from the American Migraine Study II of almost 4,000 migraine sufferers in 1999.)
The most glaring statistic isn’t even listed. Chiropractic can help alleviate the pain of migraines.
Depending on the study, anywhere from 22% to 90% of patients who receive chiropractic care report improvement in frequency and intensity. However, no mention is made of the type of chiropractic care given. There is a difference.
Chiropractors who practice the Upper Cervical Specific technique report up to 90% of their patients respond to the gentle upper cervical correction. Many patients have suffered for years and finally begin to find relief from the debilitating pain of migraine headaches. Find out why- Upper Cervical Video
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