Friday, December 15, 2017
NO MORE LAST RESORT
Last week I had a 30-ish year old female patient come into the office complaining of long term headache issues that have not responded to any form of treatment that she has gone in for. She has also had brain scans which were all negative (normal). Her exact words when I first met her were "I am here as a last resort."
If I had a nickel for every time I heard that phrase, "I am here as a last resort", I'd have billions of dollars, if not trillions. Many patients use chiropractic as a last resort because they have been advised by their primary care doctors and they have evolved into feeling that its normal to have headaches every day. That normal premiss is certainly promoted by the pharmaceutical industry. That is because that industry thrives on chronic issues so therefore they promote that it's normal.
In all my years of practicing and all the patients I have seen with headache issues, only one had a brain pathology that caused that patient problems. That is a rare case in total. By far, the most common cause of recurring headaches is the connection between the neuro-muscular skeletal issues, the base of the skull, the top 2-3 vertebrae and there movement and the combination of all of those working together.
I urge you to use chiropractic as a first line of help and not wait to exhaust other options that do not help as often. I am not saying that chiropractic helps everything; I am saying chiropractic helps most things when it comes to muscular-skeletal issues with some level of nerve involvement.
Please call the office with questions, anytime.
Yours in good health,
Dr. Ray and Staff