Problems with the neck, jaw and muscles are common causes of headaches and migraines that can be helped by methods other than medication. In fact, it is now recognized that many headaches can actually be the result of the overuse of pain medications. These headaches are known as ‘rebound’ or ‘medication induced headaches’.
- Headaches are one of the most common reasons people seek health care.
- 15% of the population suffers from migraines, while 36% of the population suffers from chronic headaches and the incidence is increasing.
- New studies show an alarming increase in both tension and migraine headaches in children, with nearly 6% getting migraines and 50% getting occasional headaches.