Study: Chronic headaches in young people
Drug Rebound Headache
“Successful withdrawal from analgesic abuse in a group of youngsters with chronic daily headache.”
The study looked at 26 adolescents with chronic headache. Those who reported headaches 25 days out of each month also reported taking aspirin, acetaminophen or codeine on a daily or near daily basis (average of 28 pills each week).
When these youths stopped taking their ‘medication’, their headache frequency dropped to fewer than 3 days per month.
Hering-Hanit R, Cohen A, Horev Z. J Child Neurol. 2001;16(6):448-9.
This research supports what doctors of chiropractic have long suspected: pain medication often does more harm then good.
Chiropractic… the natural drug free alternative.