AVON, Ind., Nov. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SpinalCare Physical Medicine is now offering the Sphenopalatine Nerve Block treatment as part of their multi-dimensional approach to migraine and chronic headache treatment. According to Dr. John Dettmer, D.C. the Sphenopalatine Nerve Block treatment is an effective way to manage chronic migraines and headaches because the treatment addresses the underlying cause for headache pain. This is different from treatments that rely primarily on medication to "cover up" pain but fail to address the root causes. Dr. Dettmer says that a multi-disciplinary approach to headache and migraine pain management delivers optimal results for patients.
Chronic headache and migraine sufferers now have access to a new treatment option, known as Sphenopalatine Nerve Block treatment. It is available through SpinalCare Physical Medicine, a multi-dimensional health and wellness center.
"Sphenopalatine Nerve Block treatment is extremely effective for managing chronic migraine and headache pain, especially when this pain is recurring and fails to respond to other treatments," said Nurse Practitioner James Franklin.
"We have a 95% success rate using this procedure. Pain is reduced with 30-120 seconds usually with a complete or nearly complete resolution or symptoms," claims Franklin.
Migraine headaches are one of the most common medical complaints. One out of every six people each year suffers from migraine pain, and millions of other individuals also experience cluster and tension headache pain.
"Migraines can be caused by reduced blood flow to various areas of the cerebral cortex," said Dr. Dettmer. "One way to treat migraine headache pain is to help restore this blood flow and prevent future impediments. By integrating pain management and physical therapy with chiropractic care, we are able to deliver optimal results for our patients."
In addition to multi-dimensional therapies, SpinalCare Physical Medicine provides complete and thorough diagnostic testing.
"Our diagnostic tests allow us to precisely identify the root cause for pain and then aggressively treat this cause," said Dr. Dettmer. "From the first day of treatment to the last day of our patients' pain relief program, we provide comprehensive migraine and headache pain management. Most importantly, we never rely on medication to 'mask' pain symptoms; we always address the root cause for health problems."
According to Dr. Dettmer, individuals can also help lower their risk for migraines by avoiding stress, getting enough sleep, and not skipping meals. Some individuals may also benefit by avoiding so-called "trigger" foods and certain types of alcohol, such as red wine. Dr. Dettmer provides lifestyle counseling to help patients identify trigger foods and remove these foods from their diets.
SpinalCare Physical Medicine is a pain management, physical medicine and chiropractic facility. The practice provides spinal decompression therapy, deep tissue laser therapy, trigger point injections, joint injections, kinesiology taping and advanced cranial therapeutic correction.
To learn more about the practice's approach to treating migraines and chronic headaches, including Sphenopalatine Nerve Block treatment, visit http://spinalcareavon.com/.
CONTACT: SpinalCare Physical Medicine 888-667-5235Source: SpinalCare Physical Medicine