Thursday, February 13, 2014

NUCCA chiropractic and HEADACHES

If you have a headache, you’re not alone.

Ninety-five percent of headaches are primary headaches, such as tension, migraine, or cluster headaches. These types of headaches are not caused by disease. More than 250 million work days are lost each year due to headache at a cost of 25 billion dollars per year.

Correct the underlying cause of the headache!! What do I mean by this? At Mtn Island Chiropractic Dr. Knutson wants to help you find and remove the cause of your headache. Millions of Americans go to the hospital each year looking for a solution to solve their headache. They either give you some pills or schedule you for MRI/CT which can costs thousands. It is said that 1 in 12,000 patients with a headache has a problem that will show up on these invasive tests!!!!! But 1/3 of all patients have had one if not both these tests. Why? They haven’t taken the time to correct the underlying cause! A headache is your body's way of signaling you that something is not right. Some of the milder headaches are the result of occasional "morning after" problems brought on by excess smoking, drinking or eating. Others may be the indirect symptom of eye strain, improper diet, hunger, poor lighting, excessive noise, constipation, foul air, daily pressures or infection, to name a few. In rare cases, headaches can be attributed to organic conditions such as brain tumors or diabetes. Our examination process helps identify the most likely cause, a simply structural imbalance at the base of you skull. With precision measurements and light touch Dr. Knutson want to remove any vascular, muscular, nerve and/or structural interference with the brain and find the cause of your headache not cover up the symptoms.
A report released in 2001 by researchers at the Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, NC, found that spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement for those headaches that originate in the neck, and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headache than a commonly prescribed medication.
Also, a 1995 study in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that spinal manipulative therapy is an effective treatment for tension headaches and that those who ceased chiropractic treatment after four weeks experienced a sustained therapeutic benefit in contrast with those patients who received a commonly prescribed medication.
Come To Mountain Island Chiropractic to see if your head is on STRAIGHT!!!
Dr. Nicholas Knutson DC



10917 Black Dog Ln., Suite 101 

Charlotte, NC 28214

Tel (704) 394-8556

Fax (704) 395-8556

"If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special." JV