If you live in and are suffering from tension, migraine, cluster or cervical headaches, YOU CAN FIND RELIEF!
Ninety-five percent of headaches are primary headaches, such as tension, migraine, or cluster headaches. These types of headaches are not caused by disease but FROM TENSION.
"The greatest majority of primary headaches are associated with muscle tension in the neck," says Dr. George B. McClelland, Chairman of the American Chiropractic Association's (ACA) Board of Governors. "Today, Americans engage in more sedentary activities than they used to, and more hours are spent in one fixed position or posture. This can increase joint irritation and muscle tension in the neck, upper back and scalp, causing your head to ache!
For many, that relief is only a phone call away.
Ness Chiropractic specializes in the treatment of headache pain regardless of its cause.
Why Choose Chiropractic for Headache Relief?
According to the International Chiropractic Association, the primary focus of chiropractic is the detection, reduction and correction of spinal misalignments and nervous system dysfunction. Doctors of chiropractic attempt to get to the root cause of a health problem, rather than just treat the symptoms. Chiropractic seeks to maximize the natural strengths of the body and its capacity to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.
Dr. Jeffrey Ness
Dr. Jeffrey Ness is a second generation chiropractor who was born in Fergus Falls, Minnesota and raised in Wahpeton, North Dakota. His first chiropractic experience was at the age of ten days when his dad gave him a "Logan Basic" adjustment to ease the symptoms of colic. He helped his father in his chiropractic office from a very young age. Always fascinated by his father's ability to "help sick people get well", it was only natural for him to pursue his own career in chiropractic.
In August of 1977 Jeffrey packed up his Mustang II pulling a small trailer filled with all his worldly belongings and moved to St. Louis to attend Logan College of Chiropractic. After spending his first winter in St. Louis, which was NOTHING compared to your typical winter in North Dakota, he was sold on the idea of staying in the St. Louis area. Dr. Ness graduated from Logan College on January 3rd of 1981. After he passed his Illinois and Missouri boards he started his personal chiropractic career by working for another doctor in Bridgeton Missouri. Eagerly awaiting his chance to start his own practice, in the winter and spring of 1983 doctor Ness found and purchased an existing practice in Union and began his private practice on May 11th, 1983. His original office was located in Union's historic "Creamery Building", after eleven years of practice he moved to his current location at 214 South Church Street.
Now celebrating 36 years in Union, Dr. Ness continues to treat the residents of Union City, St. Louis City and the surrounding areas of Franklin, Jefferson, Gasconade and St. Louis Counties. With his unique adjusting skill and style as well as his expertise in acupuncture, he attracts patients from near and far.
Dr. Ness's primary adjusting technique is the Thompson Technique. He also utilizes Activator methods, Diversified and SOT. He utilizes the latest technological advances in muscle stimulation, ultra sound, and acupuncture, cervical and lumbar traction. This better allows him to treat a variety of different injuries relating to sports, automobile and industrial accidents.
Acupuncture has long been a fascination to Dr. Ness. In 1972 his father was the first licensed chiropractor in the state of North Dakota to also be licensed to treat patients with the newly introduced art of acupuncture. The healing philosophy of chiropractic and acupuncture align in direct parallels so it was only natural that the young doctor Ness pursue his own interest in acupuncture. Dr. Ness attained his National Certification in Acupuncture in 1980 while attending Logan College. It wasn't until 1986 that he was able to incorporate it into his private practice when the State of Missouri officially approved its use.
Dr. Ness most recently completed training in "Chiropractic Rehab" through Logan College's continuing education department. This training emphasizes core stabilization techniques to assist his patients to attain greater stability after sports, automobile or work related injuries. He also includes these teachings in his daily practice encouraging his regular patients to incorporate these exercise patterns in to their daily routine for greater emphasis on "prevention".
One of Dr. Ness's favorite sayings is:
It is easier to STAY WELL than it is to GET WELL!
Consequently, prevention based maintenance treatments are the main foundation to the treatment philosophy at Ness Chiropractic. He still sees patients he started treating in 1983!
Dr. Ness specializes in an adjusting technique called the "Thompson Technique". This technique utilizes a specially designed adjusting table that assists the doctor to quickly and easily adjust his patients' spines as well as their extremities.
Dr. Ness is also trained in the "Activator Methods" of adjusting, "Diversified" and "SOT". Acupuncture is a major adjunctive therapy utilized to assist the chiropractic approach to treating health and wellness as well as for pain management. Dr. Ness has found it to be especially useful for people suffering with fibromyalgia and migraine headaches.
In October of 2018, Dr. Ness added the Erchonia 635 laser to his arsenal of healing aids. This low level laser therapy (LLLT) has enhanced his already successful techniques of healing. This opened up a new level of state of the art therapy modalities to help with those chronic and difficult pain related cases that have plagued our healthcare system for so long. LLLT is another way of treating pain without the use of highly addictive and sometimes deadly opiate based pain medications, often prescribed to our patient’s by their medical doctors.
As a long standing member of the Missouri State Chiropractors Association (MSCA), Dr. Ness has recently stepped down from his board positions after holding the position of board representative and board secretary for over 15 years. In 2018, the MSCA officially changed its name to the Missouri Chiropractic Physicians Association (MCPA) to better represent the ever expanding scope and identification of our profession. Our primary mission continues to be to assist the chiropractic profession to better serve the citizens of the state of Missouri. This is frequently accomplished through legislation and other legal challenges in an effort to support our patients' insurance rights. Dr. Ness has long found great reward serving both his profession as well as his patients by his MCPA involvement. Feel free to visit the MCPA web site: http://www.mscainfo.com
Primary Headaches include tension, migraine, cervicogenic, and cluster headaches and are not caused by other underlying medical conditions. More than 90% of headaches are primary.
Secondary Headaches result from other medical conditions, such as infection or increased pressure in the skull due to a tumor. These account for fewer than 10% of all headaches.
Tension headaches usually involve a steady ache, rather than a throbbing one, are described as a feeling of pressure or tightening, may last minutes to days, affect both sides of the head, and and do not worsen with routine physical activity. It may also be accompanied by hypersensitivity to light and noise. Some people get tension (and migraine) headaches because of stressful events. Tension headaches may also be chronic, occurring frequently or daily.
Rebound Headache: Rebound headache may occur among people with tension headaches, as well as in those with migraines. It can be the result of taking prescription or nonprescription pain relievers daily or almost every day, contrary to directions on the package label. If prescription or nonprescription pain relievers are overused, headaches may 'rebound' as the last dose wears off--leading you to take more and more pills. This is a great reason to call your chiropractor. Break that cycle!2. Cervicogenic Headaches:
Cervicogenic Headaches come from disorders of the neck. They are often brought on by neck movement and/or sustained awkward head positioning (such as painting the ceiling or washing the floor). There may also be stiffness in the neck or shoulder and arm pain accompanying the headaches.3. Migraine Headaches:
Migraine Headaches are less common than tension headaches, but still afflict 25 to 30 million people in the United States As many as 6% of all men, and up to 18% of all women experience a migraine headache at some time.
Migraines may last 4-72 hours and involve the entire head. They can cause throbbing and are aggravated by routine physical activity.
Nausea, sensitivity to light and sound often accompany migraines. An "aura" may occur before head pain begins-- involving a disturbance in vision, and/or an experience of brightly colored or blinking lights in a pattern that moves across the field of vision. About one in five migraine sufferers experiences an aura.
Usually, migraine attacks are occasional, or sometimes as often as once or twice a week, but rarely occur daily.4. Cluster Headaches:
are pretty rare, affecting about 1% of the population. They are different from migraine and tension headaches. Most cluster headache sufferers are male -- about 85%.
Cluster headaches come in groups or clusters lasting weeks or month. The pain is extremely severe but the attack is brief, lasting no more than a hour or two. The pain centers around one eye, and this eye may be inflamed and watery. There may also be nasal congestion on the affected side of the face.
These "alarm clock" headaches may strike in the middle of the night, and often occur at about the same time each day during the course of a cluster. A history of heavy smoking and drinking is common, and alcohol often triggers attacks.
The first, most important step toward full recovery and prevention of serious long-term health problems is an accurate diagnosis and assessment of your condition with a recommended treatment plan. With this special Internet offer, you receive a Complimentary Consult!Consultation to include:
*"I've been going to him periodically over the last 10 years and he is GREAT! He and his staff are friendly and knowledgeable and the wait is usually minimal. I would recommend him to anyone that needs results/relief."
*"Before regular chiropractic care under Ness Chiropractic, I experienced headaches of some degree every day. But I'm happy to report that Ness Chiropractic is unique treatment program really works! He doesn't just provide temporary relief, he actually locates the underlying cause of your problem, and corrects it, permanently! I no longer take pain medication and am totally headache free!"
*"I came to see Dr. Ness following an auto accident. I was suffering from terrible pain in my neck. I came in on Saturday in terrible pain, and I couldn’t even move my neck. By Tuesday I was feeling much better and by Friday I felt 100% back to normal. Thank you Dr. Ness."
*"When I first came to Ness Chiropractic, I had been living with headaches for close to 2 years. I got them 4-5 times a week and sometimes they were so severe that I could do nothing but crawl into bed. I was moody, irritable, and sad much of the time and I didn't know what was wrong with me. After I started seeing Ness Chiropractic, the headaches began to disappear-and literally within weeks, they were completely gone. I feel like my old, healthy self again!"
Chiropractors offer a drug-free, hands-on approach to healthcare that gets you feeling better quickly , safely, and effectively.How Is a Headache Evaluated?
Early diagnosis and treatment are important in identifying the underlying cause for your headaches. In most cases, an in-depth history and physical examination will help determine this.
Once the cause has been identified, we will develop a specific management plan to help eliminate your pain based on your individual needs.What Is the Treatment for Headaches?
Chiropractors treat patients with tension-type headaches and as well as headaches caused by problems with the joints and muscles in the neck.
Adjustments of the neck, along with stretching and strengthening exercises, have been demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of headaches. Massage and other forms of soft-tissue treatment can sometimes be helpful.
Scientists are also investigating other therapies, such as acupuncture, to prevent and treat this disorder.
Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, may be used for an occasional headache, but long-term use can lead to health complications such as gastrointestinal difficulties, liver problems, and kidney failure.
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