Migraines are a common and debilitating condition that affect some 37 million Americans. There are studies that indicate roughly 13 percent of the United States population suffers from migraine headaches from time to time, and 2 to 3 million suffer migraines chronically. In fact, more than 11 million people blame migraines for causing moderate to severe disability.
Migraines most often occur in women, 18 percent of women suffer from migraines compared to 6 percent of men. The statistics of migraines are overwhelming. It has been discovered that 91 percent of migraine sufferers cannot function normally during an attack. Roughly 69 percent of migraine sufferers have seeked treatment at one time or another. More than half of migraine sufferers have admitted that their school or work suffers because of their condition.
The loss of productivity because of migraines is astounding. One study estimates the loss of productivity in the United States is between 5 and 18 billion dollars a year. Migraines account for 36 million days of bed rest every year and over 20 million days of restricted activity.
Typical, Western medicine only deals with covering up the pain. They rarely look into the source of the problem. Headaches are one of the most common conditions that afflict us, and they are often misdiagnosed and therefore mistreated. Like most conditions, pain is just a warning signal that something is seriously wrong. Treating the pain won’t make the condition go away. At SpinWise, we look to find a solution to your condition, not opting just to treat the pain. If we cannot heal the source of your headaches, then we will refer you to a specialist who can help. Schedule an appointment with Clarington’s finest chiropractors.