Addressing Headaches Through Chiropractic Care
Headaches are common, but not normal. At the Living Well 4 Life Center in Hillsborough Township NJ and Hazlet NJ, Dr. Steven Loniewski has over 25 years of experience in caring for headache sufferers with great success. More than 45 million people suffer from daily headaches. These are the most common reasons people seek medical attention.
The medical approach to headache sufferers may include Botox injections, pain medications, nerve injections, and even surgery. The chiropractic approach is different. We look for the cause of the headache but just not covering up the symptoms.
Common causes of headaches include:
- Poor posture
- Auto accident
- Blood pressure
- Text neck
- Poor diet
One of the most common things most headache sufferers have is a misaligned bone in the neck called a subluxation. If your headaches are due to your neck not moving properly or being out of alignment, then a chiropractor can help you. Chiropractors specialize in finding and correcting spinal misalignments. Dr Loniewski is an expert in the evaluation, care and correcting the cause of headaches with a natural approach that is drug free.
How to treat headaches
Comprehensive consultation and examination:
At the Living Well 4 Life Center we look to find the cause of your headaches. When a patient comes into our office you will have a very detailed consultation with Dr. Steven Loniewski. This will allow us to listen to you about your headaches, your symptoms and how this is affecting your daily life. We will also spend some time setting goals and discussing what you hope to achieve with your chiropractic care. After the consultation a very specific examination will be performed. This examination will include neurological tests, posture analysis, orthopedic tests and a spinal mobility exam. All tests are very gentle and comfortable.
Based on the consultation and examination this will let us know if your problem can be helped with chiropractic care. If we can help you, we will map out a success plan for your headaches. If we cannot help you, you will be referred to someone who can.
At the Living Well 4 Life Center, we use the most advanced technology to find the cause of your headache. We utilize a 20/20 digital motion x-ray. This advanced technology will help us determine where your pain is coming from. We will asset your alignment, proper curvatures , as well as any arthritis. It is very important to know exactly what we are dealing with before starting care. We will base your treatment on test work not guess work.
Specific Chiropractic Care:
As a chiropractor, our job is to locate the cause of your headaches, not just to treat the symptoms. One of the common causes of headaches is a subluxation. A subluxation is a bone that is not moving properly and can cause pressure on a nerve. If the subluxations are not corrected, it can cause pain, headaches, numbness, tingling and can lead to arthritis.
At the Living Well 4 Life Center, we use only the most advanced and scientifically specific technologies to get you feeling and functioning better quickly. Through our detailed analysis, we will choose a technique that is extremely comfortable and relaxing that will take the pressure off of the nerve therefore correcting your headaches.
Custom Therapeutic Exercise Plan:
Healing is a 50/50 process. This means the patient will need to take an active part in the healing process. We will design a custom program for each patient to do at home that will facilitate faster healing, faster repair and lead to long term correction. This therapeutic exercise program is designed to address muscle imbalance and weakness and is designed by our functional movement specialist. The purpose of your exercise program is to allow your chiropractic adjustment to hold better and longer.
Spinal Curve Correction:
Your neck is comprised of 7 bones, spinal discs, 14 spinal nerves and is designed to have a “C” shaped curve called a lordosis. If this curvature is straightened or revered, this will lead to subluxations and arthritis, and possibly a hump on your neck. Based on our special motion x-ray, we will be able to determine what phrase of arthritis you have and how to restore the proper curve in your neck.
At the Living Well 4 Life Center, we utilize a custom orthotic called a Denneroll. This is a custom orthotic designed for your neck size by Chiropractic Biophysics. This Denneroll is not something you wear, you lay down on it under your neck for a few minutes a day to help correct your headaches.
Common Types of Headaches:
There are over 150 types of headaches, but here are the most common.
Tension headaches are the most common types of headache and often described as a tight band around the head. These can be caused by stress in the neck, shoulders or back of the head. Bad posture and spinal misalignment are often the causes of tension headaches. These headaches can be triggered by specific activities, bad posture, specifically working on a computer or using a cell phone with the head looking down for a long period of time. These headaches tend to be worse at the end of the work or school day. Chiropractic helps correct spinal misalignments and retrain the muscles to help tension headaches.
There are many types of migraine headaches, the most common is the classic migraine. This migraine is generally described as throbbing or pulsating and typically located on one side of the head. Some people may get visual disturbances (aura) and others may have nausea, vomiting and light and sound sensitivity. Unfortunately for some people, the only resolution is to sleep until the headache is gone. Chiropractic adjustments to the misaligned bones in the neck can help with migraines and allow you to get back to normal life quickly.
Cervicogenic headaches start with pain in the neck, base of the skull and can travel through the whole head. Often this is accompanied by pain and stiffness in the neck. They can start occurring after a car accident, concussion, slip/fall, bad posture and prolonged cell phone use. Cervicogenic headaches are commonly associated with symptoms of difficulty concentrating, poor memory, irritability and sleeplessness. The chiropractic approach is to fix the cause of these headaches with specific adjustments and not to just cover up the symptoms.
Dr. Loniewski has over 25 years experience in caring for headache sufferers with a high success rate. We only accept people we know we can help. If your headaches are not a chiropractic issue we will refer you to someone who can help you.
Other Headaches include:
- Cluster headaches
- Whiplash headaches
- Menstrual headaches
- Allergy headaches
- Covid headaches
- Pregnancy headaches
Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely. A chiropractic should be the first doctor you should call when you have a headache. With over 25 years of experience, the Living Well 4 Life Center has helped thousands of patients correct the cause of their headaches naturally and without drugs and surgery.