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If you’re planning a visit to our chiropractor in Austin TX, Dr. Jerel Wottrich, be prepared for a unique healthcare experience by today’s standards. Where many healthcare providers are focused on the quantity of patients that visit their offices, Dr. Wottrich is focused on providing the highest possible quality of care for his patients. We don’t rely on cookie-cutter solutions to healing, or on medications that provide temporary relief. Our goal is to comprehensively look at all of the factors surrounding an illness or injury and then to go about customizing a solution that works well for your specific circumstances. An assessment with Dr. Wottrich will include complete review of your medical history, as well as a careful consideration of such factors as your lifestyle, age, fitness level and overall health. Only then will a diagnosis be made or a treatment plan prescribed.
Whether you’ve received chiropractic care in the past or not, we try to make sure that we know all underlying issues so that we can best treat you for your presenting problem and also educate you on how to become a partner in your own ongoing wellness.
Some of the most common symptoms that routinely get presented to healthcare practitioners are recurring experiences of headaches or migraines. Of course, there are many reasons that people get headaches in various levels of intensity. The use of over-the-counter medications is a common response to headaches, but when these headaches happen on too much of a recurring basis, people start searching for a stronger and more effective headache and migraine treatment.
Chiropractic care can stop the cycle of medicinal treatment for chronic headaches and migraines. Instead of simply masking the pain of headaches, chiropractic examinations and adjustments aim to discover and repair the root cause of the problem in order to more effectively prevent future occurrences of the headaches.
One of the possible causes of recurring headaches or migraines may be some form spinal misalignment. Contracted muscles or pinched nerves due to damaged tendons or discs supporting the spinal column can often lead to severe headache pains. A case study cited by the journal of chiropractic medicine concluded that chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy proved to be effective in treating dizziness, vertigo and related headaches.
Essentially, the core of chiropractic treatments -- spinal manipulation -- works to relax muscles and to realign joints that have become misaligned or damaged in some way. The release of the pressure on the nerves surrounding the spine helps to relieve pain that radiates out to other areas of the body. Additionally, once the area around the spinal column has opened up, it allows the flow of blood and nutrients to continue uninhibited through the body, which is an essential part of restoring health, mobility and normal body functioning.
Your specific treatment prescription will depend entirely on your particular circumstances. Again, we don’t treat our patients by rote at First Chiropractic. Our main job and concern is to put you on a road to healing that works best for your specific condition. We won’t know what that might entail until we speak with you, examine you and get a full health and lifestyle rundown. Only then can we, together with your input, decide on a course of treatment that we feel will most benefit you. Typically, patients heal best with a series of 2 to 4 weeks of restorative treatments followed by visits once a month, every few months or as needed to maintain ongoing wellness.
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