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BRENTWOOD, Tenn., June 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Premier Family Chiropractic announced that the practice's drug-free headache treatment technique has a near 100-percent success rate. Brentwood chiropractor Dr. Quinn W. Uzelman uses chiropractic adjustments to correct cervical spine misalignments that are linked to headaches. A misalignment in the cervical spine can place pressure on the rectus capitis posterior minor muscle (RCPM), which may trigger tension headaches. Dr. Uzelman says that this drug-free approach is more effective than medication because it relieves pressure on the RCPM, thereby addressing the root cause for headache pain.
Brentwood chiropractor Dr. Quinn W. Uzelman says the key to long-term headache relief may lie in the neck, not the head.
"Misalignments in the cervical spine are a leading cause for headache pain, especially tension headaches," said Dr. Uzelman. "Everything in the body is connected; what affects one part of the body affects another. For example, an untreated cervical spine misalignment from a whiplash injury can lead to debilitating headaches at the base of the skull. Correcting this misalignment is the first step to long-term relief."
Tension headaches can strike without warning, creating a painful sensation akin to having a head trapped within a vice. While over-the-counter medication may relieve some headache symptoms, drugs are not a long-term solution, says Dr. Uzelman. The chiropractor stresses that an effective pain management solution must address the underlying pain trigger.
"While popping an Excedrin or Aspirin when headache pain strikes may provide initial relief, once these drugs wear off, the pain will return," said Dr. Uzelman. "As a chiropractor, I work closely with patients each day to help them better manage their headache pain by addressing the root trigger for their pain symptoms. For many patients, this starts by correcting cervical spine misalignments."
According to Dr. Uzelman, when the cervical spine is out of alignment, it may compress nearby nerves. This compression can cause the RCPM muscle to spasm, triggering recurring pain. Chiropractic adjustments may help bring correct alignment back to the cervical spine, thereby alleviating RCPM compression and muscle spasms.
"Many of our patients come to us feeling 'hopeless'; they've tried everything and nothing is working," said Dr. Uzelman. "Chiropractic care works when other treatments do not because adjustments treat the root problem. By correcting a misalignment, we reduce the likelihood that patients will develop recurring tension headaches and also help manage the severity and frequency of this headache pain."
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, the Brentwood chiropractor also coaches patients to avoid lifestyle triggers that can exacerbate headache frequency and pain. The chiropractor cites drops in blood sugar, changes in caffeine levels and certain food ingredients such as artificial flavors as common culprits.
"We follow a whole body approach to headache pain management," said Dr. Uzelman.
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