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Headaches and Recurring Headache Pain

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Are You Suffering With Recurring Headaches?

Millions of people deal with recurring headache pain, with some people experiencing several headaches each week or month.   Ranging from dull and annoying to severe and disabling, for the vast majority of individuals their headache pain continues as an elusive mystery.

A very common type of headache is regaining a great deal of attention in research circles.  Not only is it the most common cause of mysterious headache pain, but is also the most frequently misdiagnosed.  This extremely common type of headache pain is known as “cervicogenic” headaches.

Originating in the Neck

Cervicogenic headaches are a little talked about, but extremely common kind of headaches affecting the vast majority of people who suffer with recurring headache pain.

The word cervicogenic means “originating in the neck.”

In recently published research articles, it’s been shown that “problems in the neck vertebrae, which compress neck nerves, are the most prevalent cause of functional headaches.”

The neck is a huge contributor of headaches, AND also the most commonly overlooked area as a source of recurring and repeated headache pain.

Frequently Overlooked And Misdiagnosed

Cervicogenic headaches are frequently misdiagnosed as other kinds of headaches such as migraines, stress, tension or cluster headaches.  Because the cause of the headache is in the neck and not in the head, most diagnostic tests such as MRI and brain scans aimed at the head are unable to find the true source of the pain.

When the source of the pain remains undetected, the most appropriate treatment is not able to be provided and the headache pain continues to recur.  In other words, with cervicogenic headaches the cause frequently eludes detection – because few ever think to search in the right place.

Cervicogenic headaches are often accompanied with “neck aches” and other kinds of neck, mid, upper back or shoulder discomfort.  Tightness in the muscles of the neck, shoulders or upper back is also extremely common.  Some find increased pain, stiffness or tenderness in the neck at the same time their headache pain comes on or increases, often a reliable clue for astute doctors.  In other cases no such neck pain exists, but the cause of the headache pain is eventually traced to the neck.

Often Known As “The Good News” Headaches

In many cases, one can trace the cause of headache pain long ago to a forgotten or previously undetected neck injury such as a slip, fall, sports injury or whiplash from a car accident.  Frequently, these incidences seem minor at the time they happen.  As time passes, the injury silently grows worse until pain mysteriously appears.

Cervicogenic headaches are often referred to as “the good news” headaches because the majority of them can be resolved once hidden problems in the neck are found and proper treatment is initiated.  The true source of the pain may be as common as misaligned vertebrae, or as serious as progressive disc problems.  In many cases, it simply comes about from the process of living.

The most frequent words we hear after finding the cause of the headache pain are “I wish I would have tried this first!”

Do You Need Help?

Many people find their lives disrupted for years and never get anywhere toward defeating their headaches because again, no one ever searches in the right place.  If you’re discouraged because the cause of your headaches remains elusive in spite of all you have done, don’t give up!

With 30 years of practice experience, we’ve helped thousands of people put an end to recurring headache pain.  The proper techniques may be able to help you to also say “good-bye” to your recurring headaches.  A complimentary conference with the doctor will allow us to discuss your concerns and decide upon the best approach for you.   The percentage of success is very high.  Hopefully you can be the next person to benefit from our many years of experience and concern for others.

For a complete report about this very common and overlooked cause of recurring headaches, please go to http://www.drjackadrian.com

About the author: Dr. Jack Adrian is a chiropractor with more than 30 years experience in the field of chiropractic.   He is a practicing physician and Director of ChiroCenter in Troy, Ohio and has served more than 25,000 individuals in his career.

For help with any additional questions or to set up a complimentary conference to discuss your concerns, feel free to call ChiroCenter in Troy, Ohio at 937-339-5556.

POSTURE AND UNEXPLAINED MYSTERY PAIN

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

Bad Posture –  A Very Overlooked Cause Of Pain

Are you or someone in your family experiencing an elusive sort of mystery pain – a pain whose cause seems to avoid detection?   If you’ve never considered it as a potential source of pain, please be aware that postural distortion is one of the leading causes of difficult to trace pain in people of all ages.

Unlevel Posture + Too Much Time = Big Problems

Because of its accumulative effects, unlevel posture damages the body slowly and silently, and without proper intervention most always grows worse as the effects of gravity bear down upon us over time.

Unlevel posture is the leading precursor to neck and back pain, and the major cause of spinal arthritis, bone spurs and disc decay which very often leads to a decreased quality of life.  Unbalanced neck posture in youth and mid-life are the leading causes of hunchback as people grow older

Just like the tires on your car or the moveable joints of any machine will wear out if they’re not in proper alignment, the joints of your body also “wear out” if structural misalignment is allowed to exist for very long.

Responsible for More Than 75 Documented Conditions

According to Nobel Winning Neuroscientist Dr. Roger Sperry, “The more mechanically distorted a person is the less energy is available for healing, metabolism, thought and well-being.”

Due to nerve system distress from a skewed spinal column, long-term posture problems can lead to more than 75 documented conditions, including neck and back pain, as well as arm and leg pain.

Poor focus and concentration, low stress adaptability, poor self-image, low self-esteem, headaches, fatigue, depression; conditions of the heart, lungs, digestion, elimination and hormonal systems are also manifestations of skewed posture, as well as many others.

The greater the imbalance, the sooner break down!  As one can see, “Nothing good comes from bad posture!”

Look Closely At Your Posture – Others Do

One of the challenges with detection of postural distortions is we tend to look right through the problem – literally.  Known as the “we can’t see the forest because of the trees” phenomena, we are often too close to the problem to initially see it ourselves.

Just like other people often see us in ways we can’t see ourselves, so it is true with our inability to initially “see” a postural deficiency in ourselves.   Frequently we’re never made aware of our own postural challenges unless another person points them out to us.  Only after that do we become consciously aware of the problem.

Many people spend hours each month in front of a mirror – combing hair, brushing teeth, checking skin and applying make-up in order to present their best outward appearance to the world, yet we fail to see in that mirror our own postural deviations; low or slumping shoulder, tilted neck, forward head and other out of balance features of our bodies.

Unfortunately, these are things that make-up can’t hide.

Running On Empty – Or Alive and Full Of Energy?

People with unlevel posture sooner or later most always experience pain and poor body function in some aspect of their body.  Most look fatigued, depressed, are frequently low on energy and often look “all worn out” before their time.

On the other hand, just take a look at older people who have good posture and with few exceptions, no matter how old they are, they are living life to the fullest each and every day with good health well into their later years!

They feel good; they’re alive with energy, healthy, and give off a positive energy that other people always want to share in and be a part of!

Unexplained Pain Have You Concerned?

If you are experiencing unexplained pain that seems to avoid detection, call us for a postural evaluation.  The problem may be as simple as misaligned vertebra, or something more serious such as a global breakdown of your entire posture.  The success percentage is very high if the challenge is caught in time.  There does come a time when it becomes too late.   Don’t let you become one of them.

For a complete article about Mystery Pain coming about from postural distortion, please go to http://www.drjackadrian.com

About the author: Dr. Jack Adrian is a chiropractor with more than 30 years experience in the field of chiropractic.   He is a practicing physician and Director of ChiroCenter in Troy, Ohio and has served more than 25,000 individuals in his career.

For help with any additional questions or to set up a complimentary conference to discuss your concerns, feel free to call ChiroCenter in Troy, Ohio at 937-339-5556.

POSTURE AND MYSTERIOUS BACK, NECK AND MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Unlevel Posture And Mystery Pain

Mystery pain, frequently called ‘referred pain’ is a pain (or other symptom) that is found in one area of the body, but which actually originates and ‘travels’ into another area.

Coming off your spine are 23 pairs of nerves which travel to all tissues and organs of your body.  Your nerves transmit the signals from your brain and are responsible for everything within the realm of human existence.   Without them, you could not see, hear, taste, touch, smell, feel heat or cold, pleasure or pain.

Without your nerves, your body would be the ultimate representation of sensory deprivation; no messages could get out and none could come in.  Nothing would function normally and one would be a prisoner within their own body, and that’s exactly what mystery pain causes many people to feel like – a prisoner.

Often Plays “Hide and Seek”

When these nerves in your spine become stretched, chaffed, irritated, pinched or compressed, then pain, numbness, tingling and other symptoms often travel down the course of those nerves to a mid point, or to where the nerve ends.

This ‘traveling’ aspect of nerve impulses in your body can create pain or poor body function in an area other than where the problem is actually originating from.  This is why referred pain is often mysterious.

It plays “hide & seek.”  It hides – and we must seek and find the cause.

Examples of Referred Pain

Examples of mystery pain are some misdiagnosed carpal tunnel problems of which even though many are related to the wrist, many symptoms are likewise instead coming from compression of the nerves in the neck which REFERS pain into the wrist.

Some leg pain is caused by diabetes or clogged arteries leading to poor circulation, but far more leg pain comes from compression of nerves in the lower back, which REFERS the pain into the legs and feet.

The same is true with arm, hand and finger pain and numbness; often REFERRED into the arms by compression of the nerves in the neck.

Another example is that of headaches, which are often caused by compression of nerves in the neck – and the pain is REFERRED into the head.  The list goes on and on and on…..

Like Hippocrates….. “Look Well to the Spine for the Cause.”

Referred pain is one of the greatest reasons for such a huge amount of misery in America.  Traditionally, medical science focuses on treating the effects of pain or dysfunction, rather than searching for the cause of the dysfunction usually found further “up the line.”

Chiropractors are trained to trace the nerve all the way to its source, the spine, which is where most pain and many health problems originate.  As Hippocrates once said, “Look well to the spine for the cause.”

The vast majority of mystery pain, numbness, tingling, burning, and muscle weakness in the human body can be traced back to the nerves coming out of the spine.

In many cases of medical treatment, successful resolution is never found because treatment is aimed at the point of pain, rather than from where the problem is originating.

In some cases, body parts are even cut off or cut out!   This would be like throwing your hard drive out the window because of a paper jam in the printer.  In many cases, the person just continues to suffer.

Only when the CAUSE is addressed can a resolution secured.

Difficult Problems Often Have Simple Solutions

Difficult problems often have simple solutions – if one just knows where to look.   Referred pain is not normal; however, it is extremely common.   By closely examining the spine, the seemingly unrelated and seldom thought of sources of referred pain of mysterious origins are often traced, located and conquered.

For an complete article about mystery pain and to take an at-home posture exam that may uncover hidden causes of pain, please go to http://www.drjackadrian.com

About the author: Dr. Jack Adrian is a chiropractor with more than 30 years experience in the field of chiropractic.   He is a practicing physician and Director of ChiroCenter in Troy, Ohio and has served more than 25,000 individuals in his career.

For help with any additional questions or to set up a complimentary conference to discuss your concerns, feel free to call ChiroCenter in Troy, Ohio at 937-339-5556.

Mysterious Recurring Headaches? Take an Easy At-Home Test!

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Mysterious Headaches?   Take An At-Home Test!

Millions of people deal with recurring headaches, and many have seen doctor after doctor, had test after test and tried one new drug after another only to find that the cause of their recurring headache pain remains a mystery.

A very common type of headache is also the most commonly misdiagnosed and overlooked cause of mysterious headache pain.  This extremely common type of headache pain is known as “cervicogenic” headaches.

Recurring Headache Pain?   Check Your Neck!

The word cervicogenic means “originating in the neck.”  Cervicogenic headaches are a little talked about, but extremely common cause of headaches affecting the vast majority of people who suffer with recurring headache pain.

In recently published research articles, it’s been shown that “problems in the neck vertebrae, which compress neck nerves, are the most prevalent cause of functional headaches.”  The neck is a huge contributor of headaches, and also the most commonly overlooked area as a source of headache pain.

Literally millions of people are suffering with cervicogenic headaches that have been misdiagnosed – and don[t know it.

Often Many Reliable Referred Pain Clues

Cervicogenic headaches are often accompanied with other kinds of neck, mid, upper back or shoulder discomfort, pain or tightness.

Some find increased pain, stiffness or tenderness in the neck at the same time their headache pain appears or increases; often a reliable clue for astute doctors.

In other cases no such neck pain exists, but the cause of the headache pain is eventually traced to the neck.

Take This At-Home Test Posture Exam

If you have recurring headache pain, take this at-home test.  It’s often very valuable in helping one to decipher the mystery…….

  • When standing in front of a mirror, I notice my head tilts slightly to one side.
  • I have tightness, stiffness, tenderness or pain in my neck or shoulders.
  • I can’t turn my neck as far one way as I can the other.
  • I notice my headache pain comes on at the time my neck tightens up.
  • I notice my headaches hurt more as my neck hurts more.
  • I have obvious posture problems.
  • One of my shoulders is lower than the other.
  • I work with my head leaning forward for long periods of time.
  • I have knots in the muscles of my neck.
  • I sleep with more than one pillow, or a very thick pillow to get comfortable.
  • I’ve had a previous fall, trauma or whiplash in my past.
  • When someone views me from the side, the center of my ear does not line up with the center of my shoulder.

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, you’re dealing with indicators that your headaches may be coming from a cervicogenic (originating in the neck) cause.

Frequently Overlooked Or Misdiagnosed

Because the cause of the cervicogenic headaches is in the neck and not in the head, most diagnostic tests aimed at the head are unable to find the true source of the pain.

As a result, misdiagnosis occurs frequently, the most appropriate treatment is not provided and the headache pain continues to recur.

In other words, with cervicogenic headaches the cause frequently eludes detection – because few ever think to search in the right place.   

Consider Chiropractic

Serious problems often have simple solutions if one just knows where to look.  The most reliable answer for resolving cervicogenic headaches is not the next new wonder drug on the market, but rather a thorough chiropractic examination to determine the exact location of the spinal distortions causing the pain.

With 30 years of practice experience, we’ve helped thousands of people put an end to recurring headache pain.  A complimentary conference with the doctor will allow us to discuss your concerns and help decide upon the best approach for you.   The percentage of success is very high.  Hopefully you can be the next person to benefit from our many years of experience and concern for others.

For a complete report about this very common and overlooked cause of recurring headaches, please go to http://www.drjackadrian.com

About the author: Dr. Jack Adrian is a chiropractor with more than 30 years experience in the field of chiropractic.   He is a practicing physician and Director of ChiroCenter in Troy, Ohio and has served more than 25,000 individuals in his career.

For help with any additional questions or to set up a complimentary conference to discuss your concerns, feel free to call ChiroCenter in Troy, Ohio at 937-339-5556.

Peripheral Neuropathy? Burning, Stinging, Numbness Or Pain In Your Legs and Feet?

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

New Hope For Neuropathy!

Neuropathy results in pain, burning, aching, electric shock-like sensations, hot or cold feet or legs, tight, vice-like sensations around the legs or ankles, pins and needle sensationsto the feeling of walking on ground up glass, dozens of bees stinging you when you are barely touched, swollen feet and legs, and for some, the feeling of hundreds of little bugs crawling all over your feet and legs when none are really there.

Some people have only one or two symptoms, while other people experience nearly all of them once. Many people hurt so badly they can’t tolerate blankets over their feet at night, and experience so much pain that they can’t sleep for extended periods of time.  As the condition progresses, often one will experience numbness in their feet or legs leading to balance issues and falls, often resulting in broken hips and other fractures.  The descriptions of the misery are endless depending upon the individual.

People dealing with the misery of peripheral neuropathy suffer many unique challenges, and frequently run up against repeated roadblocks in their search for help only to be left with discouragement time and time again.

For Most People – Drug Treatments Just Don’t Work Very Well!

You may be surprised to learn most drug treatments for neuropathy are not even intended to treat neuropathy, but are actually designed to treat other conditions!  For example, Neurontin (Gabapentene) is actually an anti-convulsive designed to treat seizures.  Elevil (Amyltriptine), Tofranil (Imapramine) and Cymbalta (Duloxetine) are anti-depressants.  There are many others.   Of course, the many side-effects of these drugs also frequently lead to other health problems from a result of long-term usage. 

There are few common conditions that create as much ongoing concern or agony as that of peripheral neuropathy.  As it grows worse, it can even cause many people to want to give up on life.  When the challenges get this bad, many people are willing to try practically anything – any cream, any drug, any pill, powder, potion, lotion or syrup!!  Unfortunately, painful sensory neuropathies are rarely correctable with drugs.

With nearly all established treatments of the past, the reality most people experience is their neuropathy just keeps getting worse and worse over time.

However, there is some NEW AND VERY EXCITING NEWS IN THE FIELD OF NEUROPATHY TREATMENT that may very well provide you with the help of which you’ve been searching for so long!

Is There Any Real Hope Worth Believing In?

For many people, the answer is a resounding YES!   In association with Neuropathy Treatment Centers of America, ChiroCenter is pleased to bring a revolutionary new treatment approach to the people of our community that is helping thousands of people throughout the country reduce, and in many cases, even eliminate the agony of peripheral neuropathy.

Utilizing painless “soft” laser to assist in new capillary formation and nerve growth, various vibratory frequencies to stimulate the formation of new peripheral nerves, gentle tissue mobilization to improve gait and range of motion challenges, as well as reverse polarity therapy to aid in the re-integration and correct directional flow of your body’s natural electrical nerve currents, this new approach toward treating neuropathy is proving to be a true blessing for many, many people!

Many of our patients who once had burning, stinging and painful legs and feet, numbness so bad they couldn’t feel the carpet or blades of grass under their feet, and those with balance issues that were frequently falling are finding remarkable results with this new treatment for neuropathy – a disease for which help was once considered elusive and hopeless.

Remarkably Safe and Painless!

This wonderful new treatment approach is remarkably safe and for almost all people, totally painless!

In our many years of practice, we’ve never before experienced a program where so many people look so enthusiastically forward to receiving their treatments!  Additionally, most of our patients are very pleased and relieved to know we utilize no drugs and no injections!

For a complete report sharing in-depth information about this new, revolutionary treatment program that is helping so many people with the agony and misery of neuropathy, please go to http://www.drjackadrian.com

About the author: Dr. Jack Adrian is a chiropractor with more than 30 years experience in the field of chiropractic.   He is a practicing physician and Director of ChiroCenter in Troy, Ohio and has served more than 25,000 individuals in his career.

For help with any additional questions or to set up a complimentary conference to discuss your concerns, feel free to call ChiroCenter in Troy, Ohio at 937-339-5556.