[VIDEO] How Many Sessions until I Experience Headache Relief?
Dr. Steven Levine:
How long does it take for any condition? You know, if we're talking about headaches or any type of pain, the question that we're used to handling is, "Doctor, how long will it take for me to get better?" And I wish I had a crystal ball or I wish I had a magic wand to say, "In your case, it's going to take this exact number of visits," but everybody is different. So, we take into effect different criteria. How long have you had the problem? What is your age? What is your occupation? What is your weight? And these are certain criteria. Is there arthritic or degenerative changes that we see on film that's going to slow the process down? What do you do when you're not in the office? If we're doing a corrective chiropractic adjustment to take the pressure off the nerve, to improve the body's ability to heal itself, so what happens when you go out and maybe you're eating fast food, too much coffee, alcohol, maybe smoking, maybe not getting enough water? So, we take that into consideration also. What is your lifestyle?
So, headaches have many different variabilities. Sleep is a factor. Position of sleep, posture. We spend so much time on our devices and our computers that we choke off the nerve supply by forward head posture. So, all this is a factor, and it can take dozens of visits or it can take just a few. Everybody is an individual.
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About the Author
Dr. Stephen Levine received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Pennsylvania College. He went on to receive an additional 200 hours of Sports Injury training and is a certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.
Dr. Levine is a diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management. He is certified to perform manipulation under anesthesia and has served as a member of the medical staff of the 1992 Garden State Games & the 1995,1996 and 1999 New York City marathons. He has also served as team chiropractor for the Seton Hall University Men’s basketball team & other university activities.