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Headaches

Learn how to get rid of headaches for good at Sea Girt Spine!

The Roman god Zeus once experienced a headache so terrible that he had his head split open with an ax, thereby bringing forth the goddess Athena and relieving his pain. For those of you suffering from serious, chronic headache pain, we know what you’re thinking—if only it were so easy.

In all seriousness, all of us at Sea Girt Spine understand that living with the various types of headache (whether they are migraine, cluster, tension, or some other type) can very negatively affect quality of  life and the ability to be a productive, healthy person. We also know that most chronic headache sufferers don’t want to be tethered for life to painkilling medications and the health issues caused by both over-the-counter and prescription drugs.

At Sea Girt Spine, we offer patients a method of correcting the structural issues that are responsible for headache. Our office does this through a system of care that involves Chiropractors  for headache, Physical Therapy , and Massage Therapy . By dealing with what’s causing  headaches, we can help to resolve the condition altogether.

But what to do about pain relief in the meantime?

Acupuncture  provides very serious pain relief for headache sufferers. For one thing, Acupuncture has been shown to prompt the release of opioid peptides (such as endorphins) in the brain. Opioid peptides produce a similar analgesic effect as many prescription painkillers—including morphine—except that they are naturally produced by the brain.

Additionally, studies support the fact that many people living with chronic headaches have neurotransmitter imbalances in the brain (neurotransmitters are the brain’s chemical messengers). Migraineurs, for example, are known to have low levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter responsible for mood and the transmission of pain signals. Acupuncture affects several important neurotransmitters, including—but not limited to—serotonin.

If you are suffering from chronic, life-changing headaches, we would like to help. Please feel free to contact our Jersey Shore rehabilitation facility. Our office is located on Route 71 in Sea Girt, with easy access for Manasquan, Point Pleasant, Brick, and Wall, New Jersey acupuncture patients.