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The Numbers Behind Headaches in America

The Numbers Behind Headaches in America

You’ll be hard pressed to find someone in America who has never had a headache. Even the lucky ones who don’t have consistent headaches have still had one from time-to-time.

Because headaches are so common, many people think they’re something you just have to live with. We’re here to tell you, that’s anything but true. Headaches may be popular (very popular) but they’re still a medical condition that we can naturally rid you of.

Headaches in Children and Adults

  • More than half of the adult population has had a headache in their lifetime.
  • 9 out of 10 headache sufferers say they can’t function normally when they have a headache.
  • Headaches account for more than 5.2 million emergency room visits each year.
  • Despite the fact that researchers believe roughly 40% of people who experience regular headaches would benefit from natural therapies, only 10% of headache sufferers will ever reach out for help.
  • Headache disorder remains one of the most underestimated, under-recognized and under-treated disorders throughout the world.

Migraines in Children and Adults

Contrary to popular belief, migraines are not just bad headaches. Though they’re slightly less common than headaches, they too affect millions of people in America.

  • 25% of U.S. households include someone with frequent migraines.
  • Roughly 12% of the population (including children) suffers from migraines.
  • 18% of American women, 6% of men, and 10% of all children experience migraines.
  • Migraines are the most common between the ages of 25 and 55. Unlike many other illnesses, migraines tend to get better with age.
  • Migraines are genetic and tend to run in families. About 90% of migraine sufferers have a family history of migraines.
  • More than 4 million adults experience chronic migraines, characterized by at least 15 migraine days per month.

What’s one more surprising fact you may not have known? Medication overuse is the most common reason why occasional migraines turn chronic. Valencia Headache and Sleep Treatment Center uses natural remedies to alleviate headaches and keep you feeling your best.


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