It is estimated that 45 million Americans regularly suffer from serious, recurring headaches as
they spend upwards of $400 million each year on over-the-counter and prescription drugs searching
for pain relief. In fact, because headaches are so common, some people think that getting a
headache is simply a normal part of life! They couldn’t be more wrong! Headaches are a serious sign
that the body is not functioning properly.
Most headaches are usually caused from a combination of two factors. The first is due to
muscular contractions of the neck that then restricts the blood supply to the brain. The second
factor is due to pinched nerves caused by spinal misalignments of the neck vertebrae.
The first thing to do is seek professional help. Dr. Wright will be able to diagnose your
problem and tell you why you are having these headaches. A "hands-on"
treatment program will be recommended and/or you may be referred for further investigation if he
feels that would be valuable. Management of your headaches may include chiropractic adjustments (no
drugs or surgery) to normalize the function of your spine, advice on lifestyle and nutritional
changes to help prevent further recurrences and advice on how you can further deal with the
Knowledge is the key to preventing headaches from starting in the first place. Understanding how
they are triggered will aid you in stopping them. In addition, you need to report all that you feel
to Dr. Wright so that he knows all there is to know about how your headaches occur. Once the
headache has begun, you can use heat/ice, rest/activity, or stimulation/repression techniques as
Dr. Wright advises.
You will come to know when it is appropriate to seek care and when it is not necessary. As time
goes by, you should have less and less headache as all factors are dealt with. Most patients
seeking our care for headaches experience excellent results.
Dr. Johnston is uniquely qualified to help you with your headaches.
With his many years of experience along with the use of specialized techniques, he can develop a
treatment plan to safely accelerate your recovery and get you back into action.
An individually tailored and supervised rehabilitation program will be developed to strengthen
and condition the underlying problem.