Headaches

Chiropractic care is a natural, safe, and

effective treatment for the relief of neck pain. Dr. Norris uses a State-of-the-art approach to correcting spinal misalignments, gently and effectively getting you better results in less time.

Headaches are an extremely common condition. Nearly everyone suffers from occasional headaches since the causes of headaches are so wide-ranging. However many people suffer from weekly or even daily headaches that are not resolving on their own. Headaches can be very distracting, and even debilitating, halting all daily activities. People also often feel shame or guilt since they have to take medications daily to stave off the symptoms, knowing the cause of their headaches is still there and the symptoms return as soon as the medications wear off, not to mention the side effects and damage done from the long term medication use.

 

Dr. Norris has helped hundreds of chronic headache sufferers get off their daily headache meds with his unique approach. Before working with him most have felt like there was little to no hope and that they will "always have headaches because they are normal for me." This is not true!

 

What our patients find is that with Dr. Norris's gentle and specific adjustments to the spine, he can help relieve the tension that builds your head and usually the neck simultaneously. The results are typically quick, and long-lasting with no medications required! 

 

Whether you've had headaches for a few weeks or a few decades, Dr. Norris can help you with his expert headache treatment aided by advanced diagnostic testing to find the root cause of the problem while utilizing his gentle approach to correct the problem at the source. If he finds that he can't correct the cause problem himself, he'll work with you to find the best solution for your condition.  

Dr. Norris' approach focuses on removing neurological interference caused by spinal misalignments, therefore, optimizing your healing potential. The benefits of his approach are not limited to pain relief, but oftentimes patients notice they sleep better, have more energy, better focus, and more enthusiasm for their favorite activities again!

Causes Of Headaches

Headaches are caused by very long list things, ranging from dehydration to brain cancer.  This is why Dr. Norris takes all headaches cases very seriously and is sure to rule in or out any quick fixes or more ominous causes. In the vast majority of cases, headaches are actually being created from stress or tension traveling up from the neck. This is why Dr. Norris regularly says "mental issues becoming tissue issues," because so many of us hold stress and tension in our shoulders and neck, and if the stress is sustained then a spinal misalignment can occur. This is called a Cervicogenic Headache, Tension Headache, or Stress Headache.

Again most people will get these headaches at some point, that's life!

The real problem is when the headaches become chronic, and then debilitating. Many people let it happen slowly, but surely the headaches begin to control your life. Often times Dr. Norris also finds that there is a history of trauma to the neck and head, as well as regular 'micro-traumas'

 

Micro-traumas are everyday activities such as sitting at a desk or driving for long periods of time, carrying a heavy briefcase or handbag on the same shoulder day after day, or very commonly extensive cell-phone usage leading to loss of cervical lordosis AKA Text Neck or Tech Neck. In fact, Dr. Norris finds is that most people who are suffering from neck pain, shoulder stiffness, and headaches because of micro-traumas, leading to text-neck.

Text Neck AKA Tech Neck

The technical term is Loss of Cervical Lordosis but it is often called Military Neck, Cervical Kyphosis, Text Neck, or Tech Neck. Loss of cervical lordosis used it to be known to be primarily caused by whiplash injuries but is now know for chronic cell phone, videogame or computer use, hence the term 'text' or 'tech' neck. 

Dr. Norris is always amazed to see the generational differences in people's spines, those that grew up with 'technology' and those who didn't. In fact, Dr. Norris, unfortunately, finds that most people younger than generation Y have partial if not full loss of cervical curve, and in most cases no history of trauma. It is because of this that he has made it his mission in practice to be able to help correct this condition to help save as many people as possible from a life of pain, suffering, drugs, and surgery. 

Tech Neck can lead to a lifetime of spinal health problems. Starting with poor posture, but eventually leading to stiff and tender muscles, muscle spasms, spinal pain, numbness and tingling, sciatica, tension headaches, migraines, and much more as it starts to negatively impact the autonomic nervous system, which controls all the organ systems in your body. Dr. Norris eventuates your Autonomic Nervous System function on your initial evaluation and before every gentle adjustment. This neurologically-based approach makes him very different than most other Chiropractors.

 

Headache Treatment

There are many reliable forms of headache treatment and most of our patients have tried just about everything before they find us. This is unfortunate because most healthcare practitioners just chase the pain, which is what makes Dr. Norris different. Not that he doesn't care about how you feel and that you are feeling progressively better under his care, but what he finds is that if you correct the root cause of the problem at the source then all the other conditions start to resolve themselves. This is because above all else, the human body has an amazing ability to heal itself, especially under the right conditions. 

Add Dr. Norris's advanced approach to spinal care to that innate healing potential and we've got a recipe for success! Dr. Norris finds that once starting with a patient is is only a matter of TIME before that start doing the activities they love and living their happiest, healthiest, best lives!

Dr. Norris is certified in the two most advanced techniques in Chiropractic as well as being a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He uses this unique background to provide a combination of gentle adjustments, spinal strengthening and stabilizing exercises, spinal stretches and mobilizations, and more.

Let us help you make your need for neck pain relief a thing of the past!

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