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There are many types and causes of headaches. Regardless of the cause, if you have a headache, you want it to end. Fast! This has produced a large market for medications that cover up the symptoms of headaches without addressing the root cause. These powerful drugs numb the nervous system so the pain doesn’t register. While this approach appears to be convenient, they can cause side effects including kidney and liver damage. All without correcting the source.
A major cause of headaches is from spinal bones in the neck that are not supporting the head properly. They are not moving freely. This can affect nerves, muscles and even the blood supply to the head. Chiropractors look for areas of the spine that aren’t moving properly and use chiropractic adjustments to help normalize function. This helps to restore essential spinal curves, improve circulation and reduce nerve irritation. While we can’t guarantee results, many patients report fewer and less severe headaches.
Dr. Steve Ronco is a Wellness Doctor & Family Chiropractor located in the Torrey Hills Marketplace in Carmel Valley San Diego. Dr. Ronco is committed to providing a level of care that nurtures and supports the true nature of health. This involves ‘caring’ for each person’s individual needs as well as providing the education necessary to foster an environment of prevention. In addition to working with adults, athletes and typical injuries, he holds a strong belief that taking care of children starting early on in their developmental years, provides the best opportunity to prevent minor issues from contributing to a lifetime of discomfort. Dr. Ronco continues to provide free lectures in his office weekly (Wednesday evenings) and strives to maintain an active level of community involvement: most notably when he and several colleagues created the original Chiropractic Relief Crew (C.R.C.) during the San Diego firestorms of 2003, volunteering their services to hundreds of firefighters on a daily basis.