Chiropractic Helps Migraine Headaches

Chiropractic Helps Migraine Headaches. Headaches can range in severity, frequency, length and type.  Unfortunately, then can even be unpredictable.  In fact, they can “kick in” at the worst possible times.  Sadly, they can cause you to miss out on work, family and fun.  Since there are so many different types and causes, addressing the cause can be difficult.  But when you have to work, cook, clean and help your kids with their homework, you’ll reach for anything.

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Chiropractic Helps Migraine Headaches.  Migraine headaches are one of the biggest reasons Americans like you turn to medication.  According to the CDC, more than 36 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches.  In fact, we spend over $4 billion each year on over-the-counter medication to treat them.  However, medication only provides short-term relief.  Unfortunately, modern medicine does not have an answer beyond drugs.  Unfortunately, most people are unaware of the serious dangers of the popular over the counter meds.  Of course, once those stop working, your doctor will give you a scrip for stronger ones.

Chiropractic & Migraine Headaches

However, research from 2016 shows that patients under chiropractic treatment had fewer migraines than those using popular drugs.  Additionally, those under chiropractic treatment also had shorter migraines.  Sadly, the study still did not credit the spinal corrections.  Why?  Because when performing a spinal adjustment, it is impossible to remove the doctor from the equation.  This makes the double-blind part of the experiment difficult.  As a result, the study concludes the result was due to a placebo effect, despite the facts that the statistics show very strong evidence that spinal corrections performed better than placebo or medication.   You can look up the study here.

A Comprehensive Approach

Redmond Ridge Nutrition & Chiropractic offers a safe, natural, and effective approach for headache (s) and migraines.  We use a unique combination of traditional or low force chiropractic care, home exercises, enzyme nutrition*, and massage therapy. This combined approach helps your body deal with both chemical and physical stress.  As it turns out, this is vital since either can cause a headache or head pain.  In fact, if you decide to visit our office for headache related issues, the first thing we will do is sit down with you and talk.  The purpose is to find out the severity of your problem, and how your problem limits your life.  Specifically, how do your headaches affect your work, family and play time.

Then we will perform a detailed exam to reveal the root cause of your suffering.  If necessary, we will order any necessary imaging.  Only after a thorough evaluation, we will make recommendations based on your test results and situation.

How to Reach Us

Do you suffer from Migraine Headaches?  Have you tried everything?  Does it affect work, family or play?  If so, you can contact us one of several ways to set up a consultation. You can reach us on the web, stop by our office in Redmond, WA, or call us at 425-868-0120. Then I will personally sit down with you and talk about your suffering and how it affects your life. I will even do some preliminary testing as well as Bio Impedance Analysis (BIA). In fact, did you know that both NASA and Cancer Treatment Centers of America rely on BIA? These tests help me determine if you are a good candidate for care. If you’re not, we’ll make every effort to provide the proper referral.

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After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer.  Furthermore, his extensive knowledge of enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought-after practitioner.  If you are suffering from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to or are sick and tired of the revolving door of corporate hospitals, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation

* Enzyme supplements help your body work properly.  They do not treat disease.

Chiropractic Helps Migraine Headaches
Chiropractic Helps Migraine Headaches

Chiropractic Helps Headaches

Chiropractic Helps Headaches:  In recent years, more chiropractic research is surfacing.  Instead of fighting to survive as a valid healthcare profession, we can now pour resources into research.  As we perform more research, we add to the validation of spinal corrections.

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Chiropractic Helps Headaches…

Did you know that nearly 50 million American adults suffer from headaches, according to the National Institutes of Health?  Sadly, many Americans turn to medication for temporary relief.  The common go-to medications are acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin, and ibuprofen.   Not only do these medications only cover the symptom, but they also can cause serious damage to your organs.  However, research shows that chiropractic care can help with headaches without harmful side effects.

Often, when I’m treating a patient, they will ask me if they should take any pain medication.  Of course, I tell them it is out of my scope of practice to recommend taking, changing or stopping any medication.  Of course, this includes both prescriptions and over the counter drugs.  Many will drop the subject, but others will press on asking which is best.  I try to make light of the situation by saying, “Well, which organ do you want to lose, your liver, your kidneys, or your stomach?”   Of course, they often give me a puzzled look.

You see, Tylenol causes liver problems, ibuprofen causes kidney problems, and aspirin causes stomach problems.  While taking them once in a while is probably OK, taking them regularly will cause these issues.  Of course, all they really do is cover the symptom, and not the problem.  In fact, let me give you a comparison.

Do You Do this with your Car?

Let’s say you’re driving in your care the check engine light comes on.  What do you do?  You take your car into the shop.  Once there, the mechanic will find and fix the problem.  However, you have another choice.  You can simply disconnect the wire to the check engine light.  If you do the light won’t come on any more.  That’s like taking these medications for your headache.  You basically covered the check engine light.  Sadly, the underlying problem is still there.  Of course, disconnecting your check engine light could also lead to more serious problems down the road.  Unfortunately, the same is true for your health.

Chiropractic Helps Headaches

However, you have a choice.  Research from around the world shows that chiropractic care can reduce headaches anywhere from 22 to 52%.  The most recent research comes from the National Institute of Health in 2015.

Natural Options

While I don’t treat headaches, we can find the source of stress in your body that’s causing them.  Once we locate the source of stress, we can help those stressed parts work properly.  In fact, we have several tools at our disposal.  These natural effective tools include specific spinal corrections, massage therapy, customized stretching and enzyme nutrition.  After a thorough consultation, we will figure out your needs and put the right pieces in place to support health and longevity.

Do you suffer from headaches?  Are you missing out on work family or fun? This can be a sign of a serious condition.  Please don’t wait.   Give us a call and set up a consultation, or contact us on the web. I will personally sit down with you and talk about your suffering and how it affects your life. Then we can schedule a thorough examination.  At that time I’ll order or examine any images and perform a thorough examination so we can discover the cause of your suffering.  After that we can either put the best plan in place, or provide you with the right referral.

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After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer.  Furthermore, his extensive knowledge of enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought-after practitioner.  If you are suffering from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to or are sick and tired of the revolving door approach of modern medicine, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

Chiropractic Helps Headaches
Chiropractic Helps Headaches

Medical Doctors and Chiropractic

Medical Doctors and Chiropractic.  “Doc, my back pain is really bad.  My friend goes to a chiropractor and it really helped him.  Can you write me a referral.”  How many of us have asked this question, or know someone who asked this question?

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Medical Doctors and Chiropractic.  When a patient asks an M.D. this question, here is the typical response: “Well, let’s get you over to physical therapy.”  Did you notice the M.D. didn’t even really address your issue, or answer your question?  Sadly, since this person is the “almighty all-knowing” medical doctor, many patients accept this advice without question.  However, why does the medical profession simply ignore chiropractic?  Unfortunately, there are several answers.  However, the most common answer will shock you.

Education is Key

The first reason deals with education.  As part of their medical education, doctors get almost no information about chiropractic.  In fact, an open-minded medical school will teach that chiropractic may “provide temporary relief for minor low back pain.”  However, while they can’t state it publicly, there are still many institutions that think chiropractic is “quackery”, despite mounting research to the contrary.  In fact, I had lunch with a brand-new graduate from physical therapy school who said flat out that her school taught physical therapists that chiropractic was flat out “quackery.”  In fact, I offered her a complimentary examination and treatment so she could experience care for herself.  Sadly, she declined.

However, chiropractic can help with any aspect of your health.  You see, our care takes pressure off of vital nerves.  In fact, over 92% of the nerves control your organs.  Most people don’t realize that only about 8% of your nerves deal with pain.  While chiropractic can help with pain, its aim is improving your overall health and vitality.

Few Cross Referrals

The irony is that physical therapists love referrals from chiropractors, however, very few of them refer to chiropractic.  However, there are some.  In fact, I have a small network of therapists who cross refer on a regular basis.  As a result, I am very appreciative of their courage to look beyond the false stigma the medical profession gives chiropractic.  It’s really a shame, as physical therapy and chiropractic complement each other quite well.

The Safety Myth

Another problem is that many medical doctors don’t realize we have possess a wide arsenal of techniques.  I think many M.D.’s assume we “crack” or “pop” every spine that walks in our door.  As chiropractic evolves, more and more effective low force techniques become available.  Of course, there’s also the myth that chiropractic causes strokes.  However, a group from SPINE journal showed otherwise.  SPINE is an orthopedic journal for medical spine specialists.  This study proved that chiropractic poses “no significant risk for stroke“.  Meanwhile, the birth control pill causes strokes in about 1 in 20 women.  As a result, medical doctors and chiropractic should get along nicely.

Conflict of Interest

With all that said, the last, and biggest reason will shock you.  You see, gone are the days of private practice.  Now medical doctors, instead of owning their own office, work for a major corporation.  That corporation wants to maintain as much business as they can.  As a result, they don’t want their employees referring patients outside their hospital.  Of course, hospitals don’t hire chiropractors.  So, the hospital trained your medical doctor to perform a “bait and switch” to keep business within the hospital.

Key Points

  1.  Most states do not require any referral for chiropractic care.
  2. If you are not a good candidate for care, or if there are any special considerations, we will take the appropriate precautions
  3. Your M.D. is not your boss.  You have a choice, even if you need a referral.

Our Unique Approach

At Redmond Ridge, we take a whole person approach to your vitality.  We use a precise combination of traditional or low force spinal corrections, nutrition, exercise and massage therapy.  In fact, we custom tailor our care to each individual.  We will even refer or co-manage your case with medical professionals as necessary.

Do you suffer from health issues?  Has been from doctor to doctor with no real solutions?  Does it affect work, family or play?  If so, don’t wait.  In fact, you can contact us one of several ways to set up a consultation. You can reach us on the web, stop by our office in Redmond, WA, or call us at 425-868-0120. If you do, I will personally sit down with you and talk about your suffering and how it affects your life.  Together, we can determine if you are a good candidate for care. If you’re not, I’ll make every effort to provide the proper referral.

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After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer.  His extensive knowledge of functional enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought-after practitioner.  If you are suffering from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to or are sick and tired of the revolving door approach of modern medicine, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

Medical Doctors and Chiropractic
Medical Doctors and Chiropractic