We Get to the Root Cause of Headaches
Natural Headache Treatment Center in Wall, NJ (Monmouth County)
Dr. Anthony Criscuolo: Active Release and Chiropractic Center
Tension and Migraine Headache Treatment in Wall, NJ: Headaches are defined as pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck. Headaches can cause long-term damage mentally and physically, and easily affects day-to-day life. About half of adults experience headaches at least every year, with tension headaches being the most prevalent.
Headaches can cause debilitating symptoms:
Headaches are something that many people deal with, but they are not a necessary part of life. Migraines, tension-type headaches and cluster headaches each have specific qualities in diagnosis.
Symptoms of headaches are:
- Dull aching pain in head
- Muscle aches
- Pressure or pain in the front, top or side of the head
- Chronic fatigue
- Irritability and disturbed concentration
- Sensitivity to light or noise
Treat your headaches without medication:
Headaches commonly occur when spinal bones in the neck do not support the head properly. A misalignment causes irritation to the nerve structure and interference in the flow of nerve energy throughout the body. Stress and bad posture can easily lead to chronic migraines, which is why many people who work at a desk suffer from them.
By receiving the gentle and effective treatment of chiropractic care, you will have subluxations and stress removed from the spine. This decrease in misalignments will help to reduce or eliminate headaches! With chiropractic care, you get the natural approach for headache relief. Whether you suffer from tension headaches, migraine headaches, cluster headaches, stress headaches, anxiety related headaches, neck pain related headaches or cervico-genetic headaches, relief is possible.
My occupation at the time kept me on a keyboard for eight hours a day. I began experiencing pain after about 4 months on the job. The pain started in my right wrist. I went to an orthopedic surgeon and he then sent me for an EMG test. The results of that test confirmed a compression of the nerve and the diagnosis was carpal tunnel syndrome. I was then advised to try a couple of months of physical therapy. I tried this but it was of no help. The pain kept getting worse and worse and I was finally forced to start using a brace. At this point I was advised that I could undergo arthroscopic surgery. I was not offered any other solutions. I was operated on and then underwent more physical therapy to regain what I had just lost.
Several months later the pain came back with a vengeance. It got worse faster than before and as an added bonus, I developed it in the left wrist. I was sent to a different doctor who sent me for the EMG test again and an MRI of my wrists. The tests showed no improvement on the right side post surgery, and now I developed nerve compression on the left. At this point the doctor could only offer me more surgery. This time it would be an open cut and there were no guarantees as to it’s success. At this point I figured that surgery did not fix it the first time, then there was no way I was going to do it again. So I lived with the severe pain. I was then contacted by my insurance company, of all people, to see how I was. I informed them that I was once again in great pain only worse than before.
After some research, my agent suggested I try Active Release Techniques®. I was sent to a chiropractor, Dr. Criscuolo, for this treatment. When I first saw him I was wearing a brace on my right hand and close to wearing it on the left. I then began a very intensive treatment that began at 3 times a week. Gradually, as I improved, the visits decreased to 2 times a week, then one, then none.
After the pain was just about gone, he sent me for a repeat MRI and EMG. The results this time showed a marked improvement. I went from a debilitating condition to an occasional annoyance. If I use a mouse or keyboard I might have some discomfort once in a while, but it is something I can most definitely live with considering where I was when I made my first visit.
The only regret I have is that I was not made aware of this technique when my condition first appeared. If I was made aware, I could have avoided surgery. My life would have been filled with much less pain. If you think you have this condition, consult your doctor. Then inquire about Active Release Techniques®. This technique works. I was a very severe case and it literally saved my life.