For additional information please visit our Headache Relief Center.
Occasional headaches are common, chronic headaches require treatment.
Pain relievers of various types are the most common approach to headaches. In our practice we take a more natural approach. Our objective is to find and reduce the underlying cause of a headache.
A common cause of headaches is from spinal bones in the neck that aren’t supporting the head properly. You might not notice your reduced ability to turn your head. But these subluxations affect nerves, muscles and even the blood supply to your head.
Our thorough examination detects subluxation patterns that could be causing your headaches. If subluxations are present, you’re likely to benefit from chiropractic care.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is the spine the source of all headaches?
Not necessarily. The three most common causes are physical trauma, emotional stress or chemical toxins. Sometimes there may be a combination of factors. Our examination process helps identify the most likely cause(s).
What causes subluxations?
There are three basic causes of subluxations. Physical causes could include slips and falls, accidents, repetitive motions, and improper lifting. Emotions, such as stress, anger and fear can cause of subluxations. Chemical causes could include alcohol, drugs, preservatives, pollution and poor diet.
I was told it was “all in my head.” Now what?
The pain you feel is real. And psychological sources of pain are common. However, this “diagnosis” is often the last resort of health practitioners who have exhausted their possible explanations of the cause of your problem. In these cases, we’ve often found that undetected subluxations are likely culprits.
How many visits will it take?
Some patients enjoy results quickly. Others notice a slow decline in their symptoms after several weeks or longer of chiropractic care. It’s impossible to predict. If you’ve had chronic headaches for many years, improvement can take time. We monitor your progress and modify our recommendations as needed.
What if chiropractic care doesn’t help?
If we’re unable to find and correct the cause of your particular health problem, we will refer to other experts who may be able to help.
Your good health, pain alleviation and positive outcome are our only goals.
How come my medical doctor didn’t suggest chiropractic?
That’s changing, thankfully!
Clinical research showing the benefits of chiropractic care has come to light by studies performed by the Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic.
In many, many cases, prescription drugs used to treat acute and chronic pain are not the answer.
As the public demands alternatives to drugs and surgery, more and more medical practitioners are writing referrals to chiropractors.
At Rutherford Allied Medical Group in Bergen County, we have been treating patients in pain using chiropractic and physical therapy for more than 30 years.
You will be in good hands, rest assured!