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Did You Know? – Interesting facts about headaches

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  • Did you know that 9 out of 10 Australians suffer from headaches.Headaches-chiropractic-melbourne
  • Over 78% of adults experience tension-type headaches, and 30% of the general population experience chronic migraines!
  • At any given time 3.5 million Australians suffer from chronic neck and shoulder pain causing headaches.
  • Headache is the most common reason people take over the counter drugs.
  • 3 million Australians can be expected to suffer from migraine, about 2.25 million women and about 750,000 men.
  • The direct and indirect costs of migraine alone would be about $1 billion p.a. in Australia.
  • Every year about 3.5 billion dollars is spent on headache medication.
  • The most overlooked root cause of headaches is misalignment of vertebrae anywhere in the spine which often creates a forward head posture and loss of normal curve in the spine.
  • 60% of all headaches and migraines are caused by misalignments (subluxations) in the mid back, and a further 30% are caused by subluxations in the neck.
  • 90% of these subluxations go untreated because sufferers don’t know that the correct chiropractic care can help – so the headaches go on.