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 What Puts the Ache in Headache?

The ache in headache does not come from your brain-----your brain cannot feel pain. During brain surgery a patient is often wide awake feeling nothing, even talking to the surgeons and nurses while his/her brain is being operated on ( a local anesthetic numbs the scalp). So what puts the “ache” in headache? It is the non-brain structures: blood vessels, membranes and cranial nerves in the brain and skull. When these structures are stretched, compressed, irritated, inflamed or infected headaches often result.

The Chiropractic Approach

Why do millions of headache sufferers turn to the natural, drug-free chiropractic approach to health?

That is because chiropractic has a unique healing approach---chiropractors are the only health professional trained to analyze your body for a serious and often ignored condition that can damage your nerves, inflame your tissues, cause muscles to tighten and knot, weaken your body, cause fatigue and set the stage for sickness and disease. This condition is called the vertebral subluxatioin complex (VSC).

Just as you may have a cavity in your teeth and be unaware of the damage it is causing, so the VSC( or subluxation) may be causing serious harm to your body-sometimes for years------without your knowledge.

Vertebral Subluxation Complex

VCS Illustration

What exactly is a VSC? It is a tiny distortion or misalignment in your spine that stresses your nervous system, the system that controls your body. What causes the VSC? Any physical or emotional stress that your body cannot withstand can cause your spine to develop a VSC.

The Chiropractic Checkup

Using his/her hands, X-ray and other instruments, your chiropractor will determine if you have a VSC. If you do, your chiropractor will give you a safe, gentle spinal adjustment to correct the vertebral subluxation complex, removing the nerve pressure and spinal distortions.

Why Does Chiropractic Work So Well?

Why has chiropractic been a blessing to millions of headache sufferers? The reason may be that most headache suffers appear to have a VSC. For example, one study of 6,000 long-term headache sufferers (two to 25 years) revealed that neck injury (whiplash, falls) was the most important factor in the cause of the headache and should be suspected in every nonspecific case of headache. And subluxation correction has powerful effects. In a randomized controlled trial performed at the University of Odense, Denmark, those under chiropractic care decreased their use of painkillers by 36% and the number of headache hours per day decrease by 69%.Headaches affect children too. For example, a 10-year-old girl with chronic, severe migraine (6 times a week for the past 3 years) was unable to go to school due to the severity of her condition. Neurologists could not help her. A chiropractic examination revealed a VSC in her upper neck. After her third adjustment she was off her pain medications and by the third week she was back in school, started dance classes for the first time in 2 years “ and actually began to smile again. She was leading a normal and healthy life for a child her age by the end of the 5th visit.”

A 13-year-old boy who was hurt in a football game was in terrible pain and had to wear dark glasses and ear plugs to compensate for increased sensitivity to sound and light. Medial doctors had given the child painkillers and had him hospitalized in traction for two weeks with no
improvement. After his first chiropractic adjustment he could ride home without wearing his sunglasses and for the first time in two weeks expressed an interest in food.  

In another study patients who received only chiropractic care showed significant improvement, on a par with those given a powerful prescription drug (though without the side effects). The headache index, from a diary kept by each patient, showed chiropractic to have reduced the --ith none of the side effects).

These studies and clinical reports are just an example of the many cases of headache that respond well to chiropractic and spinal care.

How Does Chiropractic Affect Headaches?

For many years it has been said that the DC after a Doctor of Chiropractic’s name also stand for “Doctor of Cause”-chiropractors correct the cause of a patient’s health problems, rather than give painkillers and other drugs which only treat the symptoms.

A team of surgeons may have found one of the answers as to why chiropractic works so well. They discovered a small neck muscle that connects to brain membranes. When the neck is out of alignment, this muscle can actually pull on the brain! As the lead surgeon writes: “An increasing body of literature relates headaches to pathology affecting the cervical spine and a number of clinical trials have demonstrated that chiropractic…is valuable for managing headache.”

Not a Headache Therapy

For over a hundred years headache and migraine sufferers have turned to chiropractic for help. Chiropractic’s role is to care for the person who has any condition by ensuring that their entire body will function better by correcting their VSC.

Anyone suffering from headaches (any other condition) should make sure their spine is free from the vertebral subluxation complex-for the health of their whole body, not just certain parts.

Migrain is a chronic disoder charterized by moderate to severe headache and nausea, it is believed to be a neurological disorder, and more often is unilaterral (affecting one half of the head) and pulsating in nature and lasting from 2 to 72 hours; symptoms include sausea, vomiting, photophobia (increased sensitivity to light) and phonophobia )increased snesitivity to sound), also transient visual, sensory, language, or motor disturbances signaling the migraine will soon occur. When you or your family members, friends suffer the migraine, bring them to visit our clinic, we have the solution for those people.

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About Dr. Lu

Dr. Lu  completed his medical education and training in China. (The Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Shandong University Medical College respectively) Over 20 years clinic and research experiences in both medical school and hospital, Dr. Lu learned both West Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine including modern medical technology, acupuncture, medicinal herbs, and specializing in neurology. After years practice and accomplishments in China, Dr. Lu was invited as a visiting  professor at the University of South Carolina, School of Medicine in 1991. After excellent achievements in research program funded by NIH and NSF, Dr. Lu decided to become a Doctor of Chiropractic in order to introduce the Traditional Chinese Medicine to the Western culture. Obtained Doctor Degree of Chiropractic from Parker College of Chiropractic, Dr. Lu became a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic and board certified Acupuncturist and began his practice in Dallas Texas since then. Dr. Lu learned NAET and became a NAET Instructor in 2003 and 2014 respectively. In 2007 Dr. Lu was voted the best Acupuncturist in the City of Richardson by Living Magazine. In 2013, Dr. Lu was rated the Best Chiropractor in City of Plano. In 2014 advanced to America's Top Chiropractors specialized in Natural Medicine.
 

 

Dr. Lu Acu

Doctor of Chiropractic
Board Certified Acupuncturist
M.D. in China
Over 20 years of Clinic Experience
Member of ACA

Best Chiro 2013
Natural Medicine

America's Top Chiro

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