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You Don't Have to Suffer From Headaches

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Call us to learn more about our headache relief care.

Headaches are one of the most common conditions suffered by Americans. Millions and millions of dollars are spent in search of a diagnosis and a solution to headaches. While there are many possible causes including  blunt trauma, whiplash, tumors, infections, hangover and vascular disease, by far the most common type of headache is a result of nerve irritation at the upper part of the neck which causes muscular tension.

Migraines vs. Headaches

Many people use the word migraine as a substitute for headache. A migraine is not a regular headache, but a syndrome which includes visual disturbances known as an aura, a sometimes debilitating headache and accompanying nausea and or vomiting. For many years a migraine was described in medical literature as a vascular event in which contraction of blood vessels causes the aura and a reflexive dilation of the vessels would cause the headache. However, several years ago a paper out of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, one of the top headache centers in the world reported that they are now looking at migraine as a neurological event. Nerve irritation in the upper cervical spine is often the precipitating cause.

A very high percentage of headache or migraine sufferers are able to achieve relief in our office through gentle chiropractic techniques, massage therapy, exercise therapy, nutritional supplementation, acupuncture or a combination of two or more of those disciplines.

Rebound Headaches

What many do not realize is the very real concept of rebound headache. Those who regularly take things like Aleve, ibuprofen, aspirin, tylenol or Excedrine, while they MAY offer some temporary relief, also result in the patient actually getting more frequent headaches.

Personalized Treatment

To learn if your headaches may be able to be helped in our office, all you need to do is schedule a consultation. If, after the consult, I feel I can help you we would then perform an examination and order the proper tests. If there is a good chance of your headache responding to care – I will make personalized  treatment recommendations based on what I think will get you the best results in the shortest time possible. If I feel you would not likely respond to care – I will refer you to the proper type of specialist for your unique situation.

Contact me if you’d like to discuss your case.

Dr. William Lichter

Dr. William Lichter

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