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Headaches That Wont Go Away!

 

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Headaches That Wont Go Away?

We have been providing treatment for headaches in San Francisco since 1992. 

One of the most common complaints n a chiropractic office are headaches. Especially, chronic headaches, which are headaches that persist for over 90 days wont go away.

There are many underlying causes of headaches, and fortunately, most respond favorably to chiropractic case management.

During the past 23 years or so we have helped thousands of patients with headaches return to more normal “headache free” active lifestyles. Some were diagnosed with tension headaches, some with migraines, temporal headaches, unilateral headaches, whatever. A diagnosis is just a name…a way to label the symptoms. It’s really just a particular doctors opinion.

In reality, most headache symptoms overlap with each other which makes it very difficult to correctly classify it as one type of headache or the other.

Chiropractors tend to focus more on how to help the headache than how to name it.

Experience tells us the most headaches originate from misalignment’s or pinched nerves in the neck. The causes are usually poor posture or ergonomics,  a bad mattress or pillow, stress,  auto accidents (many left untreated), sports injuries, a short leg, on and on. The cause is usually mechanical.

Sure, there can be serious causes of headaches, but these are usually associated with headaches that are new and acute with sudden onset. These are very rare and involve infections, tumors or fractures.

Sometimes x-ray or MRI is necessary to quantify the problem in the neck.

Chiropractic treatment for headaches (at our clinic) typically consists of chiropractic adjustments, massage, stretching, low tech exercises, posture and ergonomic advice, a cervical pillow, and laser if needed. Visits take about 20-30 minutes. Results are outstanding.

In the event you have a serious headache or there are any “red flags” we have medical doctors at our primary clinic a few blocks away to check you out.

So, if you have headaches that wont go away and would like to be checked to see if you are a candidate for headaches treatment in San Francisco, please call 415-392-2225.

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Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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Migraines and Pregnancy

Pregnant woman headaches relief SFWe have been providing natural relief for migraines in San Francisco for over 20 years. One of the more common presentations we see are migraines and pregnancy.

There are millions of women who suffer with migraine headaches on a daily basis, and some of them actually experience a reduction in symptoms during pregnancy. In fact, according to the Baby Center, two thirds of women who suffer from headaches feel relief during pregnancy. Then, there are the women that have never had headaches before that begin to have them during pregnancy.

Why is this and what can be done about it?

Well, migraine causes in general can be very complicated and exact causes are not known. Estrogen is thought to play a role in migraines. That’s why pregnancy, menstruation and menopause often change a woman’s pattern of migraine headaches.

In my chiropractic practice I have discovered that many patients that are suffering with migraine headaches have misaligned vertebrae in the neck, some resulting in pinched nerves. By adjusting these vertebrae back into a more normal position we are able to find pain relief when all else has failed.

We incorporate gentle massage to the neck and shoulder muscles as well as ice therapy to reduce inflammation and muscle spasms.

This treatment is very safe, gentle, and effective. Most of the pregnant women with migraines that we see in our clinic wish to avoid medications during pregnancy and chiropractic is 100% natural.

Chiropractic adjustments will also help with the normal overall aches and pains associated with pregnancy. I adjusted my wife every few days until she gave birth to our daughter. She found great relief in this and has since referred many friends, co-workers, and relatives who may be suffering with headaches, neck pain, back pain or overall stress during pregnancy.

I guess from my point of view, I want to focus not so much on all the causes because we just don’t understand them enough…I will let the researchers do that. I want to focus on how to provide pregnant women natural migraine headaches relief, and that we can do very effectively.

To find out if you are a candidate for migraine headaches treatment in San Francisco please call 415-392-2225 and schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our chiropractors.

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Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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Headaches Treatment with Chiropractic


Headaches treatment in san francisco financial districtWe have been providing natural headaches treatment with chiropractic in downtown San Francisco since 1992.

Did you
know that 9 out of 10 Americans suffer from headaches? There are many different
types of headaches with a multitude of symptoms including achy, throbbing,
nausea, vomiting, dizziness, numbness, blinding, noise, light and/or odor
sensitivity, and more. The causes of headaches can include genetics (familial traits
like migraine headaches), stress or tension (probably one of
the most common), environmental (allergies, seasonal, bright sunlight, loud
noises, certain foods), behavioral (insomnia, excessive
exercise, blood sugar problems, depression), and many more.

            Environmental factors can “trigger”
the onset of a headache. About 95% of headache sufferers have “primary
headaches” such as tension, migraine, or cluster headaches. The other 5% may be
caused by other physical conditions or problems and the headache serves as a
“warning sign” that something else is wrong. The “key” in the 5% of potentially
dangerous types of headaches is to pay attention to when there is a rapid onset
(“…it came out of nowhere fast!”), if they are very intense, and are
“different” from other headaches previously suffered. When nervous system
symptoms occur that are unusual for that person, such as lapses in memory, the
person is not responding, rapid onset of dizziness, balance disturbance,  and/or a “blinding sharp pain,” these should
trigger a warning sign that something specific and potentially dangerous may be
causing the headache.

            For the main 95% of headaches
sufferers, neck tension is a common complaint with the headache. Research
supports that spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), the primary form of care
utilized by chiropractors, is an effective option for tension headaches. A 2001
Duke University study reported that SMT
resulted in almost immediate improvement for those headaches originating in the
neck, had fewer side effects, AND longer-lasting relief of tension-type
headaches compared to those receiving commonly prescribed medication. Another
study found that SMT was effective, not only for relieving the headache, but
had a sustained benefit AFTER it was discontinued after a 4-week treatment
period. This was NOT seen in a similar tension-type headache group receiving
prescribed medication treatment only.

            Here is how to help yourself:

 

1.
Improve your posture: Most of us are “chin pokers” and
“slouchers.” The weight of the head pulls on the neck and upper back muscles
and when held in that fixed position while driving, typing, watching TV, the
static muscle tension can create a headache.

2.
Take “mini-breaks” every 30-45 minutes from static fixed
positions and perform some exercises. A good stretch is to reach over to the
opposite side of the head and gently pull to stretch the sides of the neck.
Repetitively, poke and tuck your chin in & out to stretch different muscle
fibers. Then, add flexion, extension and/or rotation to the same movements for
about 10 sec./side. Try it now!

3.
Avoid clenching your teeth and shrugging your shoulders. We do
these things without being conscious that we’re even doing it. Those static
loads play havoc with our neck muscles. 

4.    Drink plenty of water – at least 8 oz., 8x/day (more when
exercising or pregnant). If you want to be more accurate, take your current
weight and divide by 2. (Eg., 130# person = 65oz./day; 190# = 95oz./day).

5.
If
you have chronic headaches, COME SEE US!
This is what we do, and it helps A LOT!

             We realize that you have a choice in
where you choose your healthcare services.
If you, a friend or family member requires care for headaches, we
sincerely appreciate the trust and confidence shown by choosing our services
and look forward in serving you and your family presently and, in the future.

To schedule an appointment with one of our San Francisco Headaches Doctors please call 415-392-2225. Mention this blog post for a complimentary consultation.

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Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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The Neck-Migraine Headache Connection

Neck pain and headaches san franciscoWe have been providing treatment for neck pain and headaches in San Francisco for over 20 years now. Now, not everyone that has neck pain has headaches, and migraine headache sufferers don't necessarily have neck pain. There is a lot of overlap though.

The connection between the neck (pain or not) and headaches is one that is often overlooked.

I know firsthand, because I discovered chiropractic as a young stock broker suffering with severe migraine headaches. I had tried everything…MRI, brain scans, CAT scans, x-rays, pain meds, hearing tests, muscle relaxers, the latest and greatest headache pills, steroids…they could not find anything and none of the prescribed treatments helped.

Finally, I went to see a chiropractor who found pinched nerves in my neck. Now, I did also have neck pain…not all migraine sufferers do. After about 6 weeks of treatment my headaches were gone. This is when I decided I wanted to become a chiropractor.

Fast forward 20+ years and I have probably helped over 3000 patients that have presented to my chiropractic clinics with headaches…many migraine headaches. The first place I look is in the neck. It's common knowledge…even in the medical community now, that pinched nerves in the neck are a primary cause of tension and migraine headaches.

Sure…there are other causes of migraines such as hormonal imbalances, chemicals, toxins, drugs, side effects, poor posture, sleeping disorders, tumors, eye strain, high blood pressure, and more…but pinched nerves in the neck from spinal misalignment's in my opinion is #1.

Honestly…it's rare when a headaches patient does not respond favorably to chiropractic adjustments…but it does happen.

Chiropractic is 100% natural…no drugs…no potions…no lotions…no surgery. In fact, the word chiropractic means "done by hand".  Although…many modern day chiropractors will used advaned "natural" therapies such as deep tissue therapeutic laser on conditions such as musculoskeletal related headaches. 

So…whether or not you have just developed headaches or you have been suffering with them for a while…you owe it to yourself to consider 100% natural chiropractic. At least get checked out and try it. Depending on how long your neck has been out of alignment…you may only need a few sessions to find relief…maybe only one.

If you do…come back here and let me know how it went. If you have a chiropractic-headache story now…please comment below.

To schedule an appointment with one of our migraine headache doctors in San Francisco call 415-392-2225. Mention this blog post for a complimentary consultation.

Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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How Misalignment in the Neck Causes Headaches

Headache treatment san francisco Millions of people suffer with chronic neck pain and headaches…many of them taking medications every day for the pain. Some migraine headache sufferers are not able to work. Most are just unable to enjoy life to it's fullest. 

I know first hand what it's like to suffer severe migraine headaches. It's how I was introduced to chiropractic 30 years ago. Even though I was only 22 years old and in great shape, I was stricken with severe migraines that doctors and specialists could not figure out. I had blood tests, cat scans, MRI, hearing tests, and x-rays. I was prescribed Perkodan for the pain and developed an allergic reaction and had to have my stomach pumped. At one point I was told to prepare for the worst because I could have a brain tumor (nice huh?).

It wasn't until a client of mine (I was a stock broker at the time) called me at home to see how I was doing that anyone suggested chiropractic (I had not even thought about it). He happened to be a chiropractor.

My medical doctors said I was nuts and that my problem was chemical and organic in nature, not physical…and to be careful because chiropractors can hurt people.

The way I figured it was..what did I have to lose? I would have cut off a pinkie at that point to get my life back. Well…the rest is history.

My chiropractor told me I had several misalignment's in my neck…especially the top vertebrae, the Atlas. Chiropractors call these misalignment's Vertebral Subluxations. He could tell they had been there a long time because of the degeneration on my x-rays and the condition of the surrounding soft tissues.

He prescribed a series of chiropractic adjustments, massage, traction, exercises, ice, and a cervical pillow. Now I did not think for one second that this was going to help me. I remember thinking that this was nuts. But about 6 hours after my first treatment I started feeling better. I thought it was just a coincidence.  

Then I went in the next day to be checked and get my next adjustment. The pain had come back…but still it felt a lot better. This went on for about 3-4 weeks until the headaches were completely gone. My treatment plan was for 8 weeks. I thought I was better though and stopped treatment. Actually, I still thought the headaches went away on their own. But then they came back.

I went back in with my tail between my legs and finished my program. The headaches were gone. It was this experience as a chiropractic patient with severe neck pain and headaches that made me want to become a chiropractor…and I did. 

Because of this I have been able to help thousands of patients with neck pain and headaches. I know first hand what it's like to feel their pain…and to get the runaround…and to be bedridden.  And I know what to do about it. For the most part,  the neck pain and headache treatment we deliver in San Francisco, is the same treatment I recieved 30 years ago. The same treatment helping thousands of headache patients every day.

So, if you or someone you know is suffering with neck pain and headaches…give chiropractic a chance…and let me know how it went by commenting on this blog. Thank You chiropractic!

Dr. Eben Davis is clinic director of Executive Express Chiropractic in downtown San Francisco. To schedule an appointment for neck pain and headaches treatment in San Francisco call 415-492-2225. Mention this blog post for a complimentary consultation.

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I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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Headache Danger Signs

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Headache treatment san francisco Today's topic will address dangerous headaches. To keep this in perspective, most headaches are NOT dangerous. In fact, tension-type headaches and migraines are very common and remain the focus of most health care providers and patients who suffer from headaches.  With that said, it’s important to discuss the signs and symptoms that might help all of us differentiate between headaches that are safe versus those which are not safe.

The most important factor to consider is when the “typical” headache is suddenly “different.” Some of these “different” symptoms may include slurred speech, difficulty communicating or formulating thought, seizures, fainting or loss of consciousness (even for a few seconds), memory lapses, double or blurred vision, profound dizziness, numbness in the face or half of the body, an “alarm” should sound off telling you to get this checked ASAP as these symptoms, when they deviate from “the norm” may be indicative of a more serious condition.  This can be challenging as seizures are often related to migraines and might be a common symptom of a migraine headache for some migraine sufferers.

             Signs of a dangerous headache include:

  1. A headache that starts suddenly, especially if it's of a severe degree.
  2. Headaches that start later in life, especially after the age of 50.
  3. A change in the quality of headaches.
  4. Visual changes, including double vision or loss of vision.
  5. Weakness, numbness, or any other neurological symptoms.
  6. Fevers – especially of rapid onset.
  7. Change in mental status including sleepiness, hallucinations, speech changes or confusion.
  8. Weight loss.

 If there is ever ANY doubt about a dangerous headache, your physician should be contacted.

Typically, the migraine patient will notice a fairly consistent set of symptoms and even though the headaches can vary in intensity, the sequence of events is fairly consistent.  Dangerous headaches are the ones that deviate significantly from that migraine sufferer’s “norm.”  For example, suppose a patient’s “typical” migraine is: aura (bright, flashy lights in the visual field or, a strange odor precedes the migraine about 30 min. before the headache strikes), followed by a gradually increasing pain in half of the head which worsens to a point of nausea and sometimes vomiting if something isn’t done to stop it (such as a chiropractic adjustment and/or some form of medication).  If this is that patient’s “usual,” IF any of the 8 items previously listed above accompany the headache, it should be further evaluated – often requiring an EEG (electroencephalogram) and/or MRI (Magnetic Resonant Image). The EEG will test for any electrical signal changes in the brain and the MRI will show space occupying structures such as tumors, bleeding, infection, aneurism, and if performed with a contrast agents, arterial malformations (that is, abnormal networks of blood vessels).

We realize you have a choice in where you choose your healthcare services.  If you, a friend or family member requires care for headaches, we sincerely appreciate the trust and confidence shown by choosing our services and look forward in serving you and your family presently and, in the future.                       

To schedule a complimentary assessment with one of our San Francisco Headaches Doctors, please call 415-392-2225 and mention this blog post.    

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Can Chiropractic Help a Migraine Headache?

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It's Headache Awareness Week at Executive Express Chiropractic 

We have been providing treatment for migraine  headaches in San Francisco for almost 20 years now. As a former migraine headache sufferer myself, I know first hand how they can effect ones life. I also know how hard it is to find answers.

I know what it's like to take migraine headache medications that make you feel even worse. I know what it's like to be told to brace for the worse because you could have a brain tumor. I know what it's like not to be able to work or play…to be bed ridden.

Because of this I have been able to relate to migraine headache patients on a different level because I have first hand experience. I lived it. In fact, it was migraine headaches that led me to chiropractic. And it was chiropractic that cured my migraines and made me want to become a chiropractor.

Story's like mine are common in chiropractic…it's one of the great things about our profession.

Anyway, here is an excerpt from the Mayo Clinic Migraine Headache page:

Migraines are chronic headaches that can cause significant pain for hours or even days. Symptoms can be so severe that all you can think about is finding a dark, quiet place to lie down.

Some migraines are preceded or accompanied by sensory warning symptoms or signs (auras), such as flashes of light, blind spots or tingling in your arm or leg. A migraine is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound.

Although there's no cure, medications can help reduce the frequency and severity of migraines. If treatment hasn't worked for you in the past, it's worth talking to your doctor about trying a different migraine medication. The right medicines combined with self-help remedies and lifestyle changes may make a tremendous difference.

Migraines usually begin in childhood, adolescence or early adulthood. A typical migraine attack produces some or all of these signs and symptoms:

  • Moderate to severe pain, which may be confined to one side of the head or may affect both sides
  • Head pain with a pulsating or throbbing quality
  • Pain that worsens with physical activity
  • Pain that interferes with your regular activities
  • Nausea with or without vomiting
  • Sensitivity to light and sound

When untreated, a migraine typically lasts from four to 72 hours, but the frequency with which headaches occur varies from person to person. You may have migraines several times a month or much less frequently.

Not all migraines are the same. Most people experience migraines without auras, which were previously called common migraines. Some people have migraines with auras, which were previously called classic migraines. Auras can include changes to your vision, such as seeing flashes of light, and feeling pins and needles in an arm or leg.

Whether or not you have auras, you may have one or more sensations of premonition (prodrome) several hours or a day or so before your headache actually strikes, including:

  • Feelings of elation or intense energy
  • Cravings for sweets
  • Thirst
  • Drowsiness
  • Irritability or depression

When to see a doctor
Migraines are often undiagnosed and untreated. If you experience signs and symptoms of migraine, keep a record of your attacks and how you treated them. Then make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your headaches and decide on a treatment plan.

Even if you have a history of headaches, see your doctor if the pattern changes or your headaches suddenly feel different.

Click for full article: Mayo Clinic Migraine Headache page.

My Take: I had most of the symptoms above…and the migraine medications made them worse. I had hearing tests, x-rays, brain scans, MRI, pain pills, nausea pills, sleeping pills, and a bunch of other pills. I would have tried anything…which is how many migraine headache patients feel when they enter our San Francisco chiropractic clinic.

As it turned out, I had pressure on my brain-stem because the bones in the upper part of my cervical spine were out of alignment. When I first heard this I did not believe it and did not think chiropractic would help. But after a few sessions my headaches began to resolve and I was on the road to recovery. It seemed like a miracle…but for my chiropractor (who I became best friends with), it was just another day at the office.

Listen…chiropractic is not a miracle cure for all headaches, especially migraine headaches…but it was for me, and for the thousands of migraine patients every year that chiropractors cure…how do you think they feel?

Is there scientific proof of how chiropractic adjustments help migraine headaches?

Probably not…but there are millions of happy chiropractic patients that could care less.

Heck, I have helped thousands of headache patients over the past 20 years return to more normal lives.

Sure, I have had my share of migraine headache patients that I could not help…but it has been the exception, not the rule.

So,  if you or someone you know is suffering with migraines, consider chiropractic. Chances are…you will be glad you did!

Dr. Eben Davis is clinic director of Executive Express Chiropractic in San Francisco.

To schedule a complimentary headaches assessment call 415-392-2225.

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What is a Tension Headache?

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Headache doctor in San Francisco This week is Headache Awareness Week at Executive Express Chiropractic. Our objective is to help educate the community, as well as our patient base, on the various types of headaches and the drug-less treatment options that are available for them.

Tension Headaches are considered the most common type of headache. Here is an excerpt of what the Mayo Clinic has to say about them:

Definition

By Mayo Clinic staff

A tension headache is generally a diffuse, mild to moderate pain that's often described as feeling like a tight band around your head. A tension headache — or tension-type headache as it's medically known — is the most common type of headache, and yet its causes aren't well understood.

It may feel as if muscle contractions are responsible for your head pain, which is why this type of headache is generally referred to as a tension-type headache, though experts no longer think muscle contractions are the cause.

Fortunately, effective treatments for tension headaches are available. Managing a tension headache is often a balance between fostering healthy habits, finding effective non-drug treatments and using medications appropriately.

Signs and symptoms of a tension headache include:

  • Dull, aching head pain
  • The sensation of tightness or pressure across your forehead or on the sides and back of your head
  • Tenderness on your scalp, neck and shoulder muscles
  • Occasionally, loss of appetite

A tension headache can last from 30 minutes to an entire week. You may experience these headaches only occasionally, or nearly all the time. If your headaches occur 15 or more days a month for at least three months, they're considered chronic. If you have headaches that occur fewer than 15 times in a month, your headaches are considered episodic. However, people with frequent episodic headaches are at a higher risk of developing chronic headaches.

The headache is usually described as mild to moderately intense. The severity of the pain varies from one person to another, and from one headache to another in the same person.

Tension headaches can sometimes be difficult to distinguish from migraines, but unlike some forms of migraine, tension headache usually isn't associated with visual disturbances (blind spots or flashing lights), nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, weakness or numbness on one side of the body, or slurred speech. And, while physical activity typically aggravates migraine pain, it doesn't make tension headache pain worse. An increased sensitivity to light or sound can occur with a tension headache, but these aren't common symptoms.

When to see a doctor
Make an appointment with your doctor
If tension headache disrupts your life or you find that you need to take medication for your headaches more than twice a week, make an appointment to see your doctor.

Click here for full Mayo Clinic article on tension headaches.

My Take: As a former migraine headache sufferer (this is how I was introduced to chiropractic), I know first hand how headaches can interfere with your life. I also know from my experience as a migraine headaches patient and from my 20 years experience treating them, that it's often hard to name a headache (tension, migraine, cluster, temporal, etc.) because the symptoms overlap.

I also learned from my experience with migraine headaches, that in general (and it has gotten better)…most doctors tend to look for a chemical cause vs. physical…which is why they treat the headache with a chemical (drug).

If the problem is physical, such as a pinched nerve in the neck, a bone out of alignment, cervical muscle spasms from abnormal posture pulling on the head…or even a short leg causing muscular imbalances throughout the body…what good is the chemical going to do other than mask the real problem? And the drugs can cause a whole new set of health concerns (side effects).  

Hey, sometimes the cause of headaches is chemical (or hormonal)…but way more often it's physical (in my opinion)…which is what people need to know. There are physical causes of headaches which can be addressed without medications. And chiropractic can help.

If you are looking for a headache doctor in San Francisco, please call Executive Express Chiropractic at 415-392-2225 and ask for a complimentary headache assessment.We are here to help.

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Chiropractic and Migraine Headaches

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Migraine headache treatmen sf My first visit to the chiropractor was for migraine headaches when I was a child. It turned out I had knocked some bones out of place in my neck playing sports. The chiropractor fixed the headaches in two visits and that was that. The migraines never bothered me again until about 15 years later. 

Why I didn't go straight to the chiropractor again, I don't know? Maybe it was supposed to be a learning experience, because that's certainly what it turned out to be.

The migraine headaches I began to experience as an adult became very intense and began to interfere with my work and home life. I saw many doctors, had a brain scan, an MRI, and took just about every headache drug known to man…the headaches just got worse.

It wasn't until I came to my senses and saw a chiropractor that the migraine headaches got better…almost overnight. I ended up becoming best friends with my chiropractor and it was this experience that made me decide I wanted to become a chiropractor.

After-all…how was it that all the top headache specialists I saw put together could not come up with any answers…yet the chiropractor knew just what to do?

I wanted to learn how to do that.

In the past 18 years I have helped thousands of headache sufferers return to more normal lives. Sure there have been some migraine headache patients that did not respond to chiropractic at all…but it's the exception and not the rule.

If there is a vertebrae in your neck that is out of alignment causing pressure on your brain stem, spinal cord, or nerves…it can cause migraine headaches. Chiropractors call this condition a Vertebral Subluxation…it's what we treat.

If the cause of the headaches is physical (Vertebral Subluxation) then a chemical solution (drugs) does not make sense.

Don't get me wrong. I am not saying that migraine medications or hormone therapy will never help a migraine headache…because they often times will if the problem is chemical or hormonal. But they wont do anything if the problem is physical…and in my opinion most headaches have a physical cause.

So do yourself a favor if you are suffering from migraines…visit a chiropractor and find out if your condition has a physical component. And don't be surprised if your headaches go away quick…mine did.

Dr. Eben Davis is clinic director of Executive Express Chiropractic in San Francisco. To schedule an appointment call 415-392-2225.

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Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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San Francisco Chiropractor Review

Every week at Executive Express Chiropractic in the SF Financial District we profile one of our patients that has achieved outstanding results by adhering to their recommended treatment regimen. This week's "Patient of the Week" is Denise Cunha. Denise presented with severe migraine headaches and neck pain. Denise is feeling much better now and has recommended us to many co-workers and friends.


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Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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