Headaches are a condition that affects millions of people across the San Diego area and the entire world. Estimates in America say that out of 100 people 12 have migraines.1 There are many different kinds of headaches and migraines each with many possible causes. Due to the large number of people that suffer from headaches and the debilitating affects, it also causing headaches for many healthcare providers. The wide range of symptoms and causes make it exceeding difficult for all health care providers to be able to make the proper diagnosis. 1 out of 7 people with a headache will end up in the emergency room.1
Some people may struggle with headaches on a daily basis while some people will seldom experience a headache in their entire life. Recently the National Institute of Health has declared headaches as the most common type of pain.2 Headaches are already known as the #1 reason for missed days at work and school. Migraines account for 113 lost days of work, costing employers an estimated 13 million dollars in revenue and 50 million dollars in healthcare costs annually.3 While headaches are the most common problem there is not one common treatment that gets the best results.
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In Fair Oaks, California Dr Brett Gottlieb is taking an uncommon approach to provide natural relief to headache patients through Upper Cervical Chiropractic care. Dr Gottlieb is a headache specialist focused on getting ot the cause of headaches.This unique treatment is focused on finding the fundamental cause first typically the Atlas bone (C1 vertebra). Research has shown a high correlation between an Atlas misalignment in the neck with patients suffering from headaches.4 Using a gentle adjustment to restore the proper position, this allows for the natural relief from headaches.
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In order to address this syndrome the patient must be evaluated thoroughly in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). If an upper neck misalignment is found, the misalignment can be corrected with Upper Cervical, a specialized procedure that is safe, gentle and extremely effective.