October 6, 2012: Headaches

The Voice of Health with Dr. Robert Prather

04-10-2012 • 48 mins

90% of all Americans will have a headache at least once this year. But 45 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches (meaning between 10 and 15 days every month). In this episode, we talk about:

--How 75% of chronic headache sufferers give up on seeking medical help after 3 years because they find no relief.

--The different types of headaches, both primary (tension, migraines, and cluster) and secondary.

--How Chiropractic adjustments are the best treatment for cervicogenic headaches, specifically the Atlas Orthogonal Adjustment of the top neck vertebrae in which Dr. Prather specializes.

--The role TMJ has in headaches, especially in the temple area. And the specialized Chiropractic adjustment technique for TMJ that Dr. Prather invented.

--How Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, and Massage can help with headaches.

--The role hormones, food allergies, and mineral imbalances can play in migraine headaches.

--That one of the side effects of prescription drugs for headaches is...rebound headaches! And why prescription drugs should NOT be relied upon by those with chronic headaches.

--The tests and exam diagnostics you should have done to determine the root cause of your headaches. And why patients found relief at The Prather Practice after being unsuccessful in finding help at some of the top headache clinics in the world.

--How headaches can indicate something more serious and the symptoms you should especially be aware of.

--How hypoglycemia can be a cause of unexplained headaches along with dizziness and shakes.