Research indicates 9% of men and 12% of women in the U.S. experience at least 1-2 headache episodes per month; more than 4% of the U.S. population suffers from frequent headaches, defined as headaches that occur at least 180 days a year.
Doctors of chiropractic successfully help thousands of individuals everyday obtain safe, effective, long-term relief from their headaches. This is because most headaches have a spinal, muscular, or habitual component which the chiropractor has been trained to identify and treat.
Types of Headaches
Most individuals think that consistent headaches are normal and will take over-the-counter medications or prescription drugs to find relief from pain. Unfortunately, these types of drugs only work to dull the pain rather than find the cause. Because they don’t treat the underlying cause, a headache will often return.
DiLorenzo Chiropractic, PC can offer different solutions than the traditional approach other physicians may have. Dr. Matt focuses on helping to restore the body’s own natural healing process using chiropractic adjustments. Headaches most often are the result of inflammation associated within the nerve in the cervical spine. Many of the nerves line the cervical spine up the head and when any subluxation of the vertebrae occurs in your neck it can cause your head to ache, sometimes severely. A full diagnosis will be the key to successful treatment of your headache. Your first visit to DiLorenzo Chiropractic, PC offices will involve an examination and x-rays, if needed, to determine your specific needs and find out if you are a good candidate for chiropractic relief of your headaches.
Depending on the results of the diagnosis, and your ongoing symptoms, X-Rays will be taken of your neck to visualize any underlying alignment issues. From there, Dr. Matt offers specific, gentle, drug-free chiropractic adjustments to remove the nerve irritation which may be causing your headache symptoms. The goal is to eliminate the cause of the headache for long term relief rather than just treat the symptoms of the headache itself.
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