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Headache, Neck Pain, and Chiropractic

Headache, Neck Pain, and Chiropractic

A headache can be a pain in the neck, literally! Studies have shown that individuals with disabling neck pain are 10 times more likely to suffer from headaches than those without.


Also, at least 80% of individuals who suffer from neck pain after being involved in a motor vehicle collision experience headaches.  One can also suffer from cervicogenic headache which usually occurs on one side of the head and neck. Another source of headache is from muscle tightness in the head, scalp, or neck, commonly called tension headaches.

Statistics about headaches are enough to make your head spin. It is estimated that 2,331,334,700 of the world’s population experience tension-type headaches in 2017. Cervicogenic headaches are also common in the general population. According to the World Health Organization, headaches are third among reasons people seek chiropractic care in North America. Migraines are the 19th among all causes of years lived with disability. And if you suffer from headaches you know they have a negative impact on work as well as your private life.

How can chiropractic help?

Studies have shown that for tension headache, cervicogenic headache, and chronic or episodic migraine, chiropractic treatment can be very helpful in relieving pain. When you see your chiropractor, they will assess the problem and source of your headache. They will use manual spinal manipulation and they may also use other methods such as massage, mobilization, and device-assisted manipulation. Their goal is to alleviate the problem so you can hold your head high and live your life pain free.

Before taking that pill, try seeking chiropractic advice.  It may be all you need to keep that recurring headache at bay.


What Is Cervicogenic Headache? By Zinovy Meyler, DO, SPINE HEALTH
Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Chiropractic Treatment of Adults With Headache compiled by Frank M. Painter, D.C.
Non-pharmacological Management of Persistent Headaches Associated with Neck Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the Ontario Protocol for Traffic Injury Management (OPTIMa) Collaboration compiled by Frank M. Painter, D.C.

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Headaches and Chiropractic by Dr. Kristy Donnelly

Dr. Allamm Morales, M.D.

Dr. Allamm Morales has over 15 years experience in personal injury and a wide range of neurological disorders. He has privilege, and provides patient care in local Baptist hospitals.

He was Chief Resident at the Neurology Residency Program of the University of South Florida, and worked at the Florida Hospital of New Smyrna, and St. Luke Hospital in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He also served many years with the Florida Neurology Institute, Inc.

Dr. Morales is a Diplomate of the American Board of Vascular Neurology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Morales studied in Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL, had residency at the Caibarien General Hospital, Cuba, and obtained the MD degree at the Superior Institute of Medical Science in Cuba.

Deric L. D’Agostino, D.C.
Chiropractic Physician

“The health of a body is in direct proportion to the health of its nervous system. The nervous system controls every cell, tissue and organ in your body, tap into that and “miracles” will most certainly happen!”

Dr. Deric D’Agostino attended the Logan College of Chiropractic and has been helping patients at Absolute Injury and Pain Physicians for the past nine years. Around here we call him “Dr. D.”

Dr. D’Agostino specializes in Koren Specific Technique and in the treatment of injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents. He is a master of his craft and firmly believes that chiropractic treatment can not only help the body but also the mind. His sense of humor and the personal attention that he provides really puts patients at ease.

Dr. D’Agostino genuinely listens to the patient while working very hard to erase their pain-inducing symptoms. He is always seeking out continuing education and new methodology to add to his care repertoire.

When he is not helping patients find relief, Dr. D’Agostino enjoys training for sprint triathlons, gardening, as well as being an awesome father and husband. You will most likely find him at our Arlington location dawning a huge smile while drinking his homemade juice.