October 2014 Newsletter

GOT HEADACHES?

Headaches are one of the most common conditions seen in chiropractic offices.  In the last decade, modern research has shown headache represented at least 20% of patient-doctor visits.  Patients of all ages presenting with headaches, can not only can have significant pain, but can also experience an adverse impact on activities of daily living.  Complex headaches can make even the simplest of tasks seem extremely difficult.  A multitude of resources show that many types of headaches can be treated with proper chiropractic care.  Chiropractic treatment can help resolve, and may even completely eliminate, many debilitating and common headaches, including but not limited to classic migraine headaches, cluster headaches, tension headaches, and cervicogenic headaches.

The source of many headaches lies in nerve interference or pressure on cranial and cervical nerve roots.  If we have bio-mechanical issues that cause pressure on a sensory nerve, the hypersensitive nerve, very simply, feels too much pain that results in a headache.  Migraine headaches originate from a chemical reaction that happens in the body, this chemical reaction is mainly the result of nerve blockage and interference.  This cyclical interference can cause classic symptoms such as chronic neck pain, head and face pain, numbness and tingling, and even vision issues and nausea.  Thus, the chiropractic mode of treatment is to x-ray the spine to locate the source of spinal nerve interference and through a series of treatments, gently and effectively take pressure off of the pinched nerve root.  This process allows the nerve the opportunity to heal itself and begin to function normally.  In many cases this resolves the source or the mechanism of the headache, and can bring about complete resolution and symptom-free living in the future.

 

HOW ACUPUNCTURE CAN HELP YOU

Acupuncture is the use of stimulation of specific points along the surface of the body. Well-trained practitioners use very specific points to apply pressure by hand or insert needles in order to stimulate the body and re-create balance.

Acupuncture is one of the oldest types of medical treatment known to mankind. The East began using acupuncture thousands of years ago. From the beginning of modern history acupuncture has been the subject of continuous study and clinical use. Now widely practiced in the west, it has gained renowned acceptance in the United States, with many practitioners choosing this method as a proven system of healthcare. Each year vast scientific studies are published validating the effectiveness and safety acupuncture treatment. Dr. Elledge thoroughly believes that acupuncture, in conjunction with chiropractic care, can treat and resolve a vast array of medical problems.

 

IT’S OUR ANNIVERSARY!

We are very excited to be celebrating our 1 year anniversary at our North OKC location.  To thank all of our amazing patients for your dedication to your health and that of those you care about, through your referrals, we are pleased to announce October 16th we will be offering COMPLIMENTARY adjustments to existing patients and COMPLIMENTARY exams AND x-rays to new patients!  Please call to schedule an appointment today.

We look forward to seeing you at your next adjustment,

Dr. Elledge

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