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Bolingbrook Headache Relief Dr. Jeff Garofalo

Posted: May 12, 2015
By: Dr Jeffrey Garofalo

Headaches are common but not normal. Many people get headaches but they are a sign that something is not correct in the body except for when you are cleansing. A cleansing headache usually comes from either detoxing through nutriton, or giving up caffeine and sugar. Those are not the headaches we are discussing today.

I am a Bolingbrook Chiropractor and see many patients who come with headaches, 90% of which are tired of medicating. Many of the headache sufferer's who come for help at my Bolingbrook clinic have something in common. Many of their headaches come from their necks. Many have alot of muscle tension that is secondary to their spinal bones in the neck being shifted out of alignment and pinching the nerves which restrict the proper blood supply to the head causing tight muscles, knots and headaches.

The Merritt Herald article also reported that this information is not new, noting that, "In 1995, a team of MDs at Syracuse University established neck problems as the cause of many headaches with scientific, anatomical proof." The researchers were headed up by Dr. Rothbart, a medical doctor.

In an interview after the research, Dr. Rothbart stated, "Some brilliant people have put their hearts, souls and minds to this (headache) problem and haven't come up with anything. All we've been able to do is treat people with an array of medicines, one after the other, and hope the side effects won't be too bad. We couldn’t believe it at first. We've been able to put together a scientific explanation for how neck structure causes headaches — not all headaches, but a significant number of them. It's true that chiropractors have been saying this for years. Unfortunately, many (medical) doctors tend to have a jaundiced view of chiropractors, but they were right about headaches."

As a chiropractor in Bolingbrook the main tool I use to naturally help those with headaches is the chiropractic adjusment which has been very successful.

The American Chiropractic Association release reported on research of how chiropractic helps headaches by noting, "A report released in 2001 by researchers at the Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, N.C., found that spinal manipulation (adjustments) 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."

If you would like to find out if your neck is the cause of your headaches and you live in Bolingbrook, Naperville, Plainfield, or Romeoville

Call us today at 630-226-9922

or visit us on the web at Http://www.newlifechiropracticforyou.com