Dr. Ryan Dachowski – CBP® Certified
Headaches can be a life-altering condition and it doesn’t matter if it is has been diagnosed as a cluster, sinus, tension, cervicogenic or even a migraine headache.
Just as a rose by any other name is still a rose, a headache, regardless of type, is still a headache and is a pain that causes the majority of sufferers to simply crave any relief that they can get. Many will go to a variety of lengths to achieve help for their condition by utilizing interventions such as heat, ice, acupuncture, physical therapy, dangerous and addictive medications, poor lifestyle choices like alcohol or excessive caffeine, and even cortisone shots or surgery. However, if the underlying cause of the condition and symptoms are not addressed then it is possible for the headaches to become chronic and associated with depression, irritability, hallucinations, seizures, nausea, and vomiting.
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At Whole Family Chiropractic, we have patients who have presented with all types of headaches and we are acutely aware of how it not only robs people of experiencing the life that they want but also how this particular condition can threaten the feeling of joy through a person’s day by adding unnecessary stress and suffering. It is for this reason that we focus on getting to the cause of the problem, and not just fruitlessly managing a symptom.
The most common triggers for headaches as reported by our patients include; stress, anxiety, lights/ noises, fatigue, malnourishment, food sensitivities, dehydration, toxins, smoking, alcohol, infections, medications, over/ under activity, blunt head trauma, hormonal imbalances, and sports injuries. Our patients have discussed the nightmare of being imprisoned in their bedroom day after day in a dark room with no music, no TV, no computer, and just hoping and praying for the throbbing and aching to stop. They’ve relayed how they have been to multiple providers and received multiple prescriptions and injections but “nothing works”. And worst of all, they have been told they will have to “live with it”. No one should ever have to feel “broken” or at the mercy of their body’s dysfunction. These chemical, physical and emotional traumas listed above all have major impacts on body function and the one system that controls the function of every single cell, tissue and organ in the body, the nervous system which includes your brain and spinal cord. Regardless of whether it is a physical, chemical, or emotional stress, this stressor can often result in spinal and postural subluxations. A subluxation is a shift of an individual spinal bone or a full region of the spine from its ideal position. These subluxations affect the nerves and limit the supervision of function by the nervous system.
Research demonstrates that subluxations will create tension in the nerves, muscles, ligaments, joints and discs leading to a weakening of the overall structure and inevitably causing pain, numbness, spasm, and organ dysfunction in the area of the misalignment. This may create a headaches that feels like a vice grip slowly tightening through the day, or like a sharp intense ice pick behind one of your eyes, and even like an unrelenting intense throbbing that makes it hard to focus and concentrate. They can prevent you from sleeping, they can make you skip the vacation you were waiting for, and worse they can make you forget what is important.
Using our advanced corrective spinal care rehabilitation techniques we are able to analyze, detect and predictably correct your spinal subluxations and prevent them from returning once they are diagnosed. When these structural shifts are corrected and the body strengthened towards the ideal position, less nerve pressure will result and your pain and symptoms will diminish. So, when the headaches are related to a bio-structural displacement, then it is a matter of providing a healthy corrective structural solution.
Whether you consider your headaches minor, or have not found success managing them and they are impacting your life to the point you just cannot take any more, we encourage you to not give up and do not settle for less that you were created for. We want you to know that we are willing to help, especially when you are committed to a resolution. We know that your life would be better without headaches and that it would be exceptionally life-changing for you to have the confidence, knowledge and tools to prevent their return. We would love the opportunity to help improve your life and liberate you from this unhealthy situation.