Chiropractic care for alleviating stress and tension headaches
For many decades chiropractors were having tremendous success with headache patients who had previously failed to get any help through medical treatments. The critics or skeptics insisted that the results were coincidental, ran their course, simply luck or psychosomatic origin since they could not find any anatomical connection between the cervical (neck) adjustments and the headaches. Finally scientists at the University of Maryland in 1996 discovered that a tiny muscle named the rectus capitus posterior minor (RCPM) actually attaches itself to the brain lining at the base of the skull while on the other end of the muscle attaches itself to the first cervical vertebra (atlas). Consequently any tension on this muscle pulls on the brain lining (dura) which is very sensitive to pain and will result in the patient feeling headaches. There is now an anatomical and structural connection providing a scientific basis for the exceptional results that chiropractors have had with headache patients.
"Before I came to see Dr Peter, I had migraine headaches every day, lower back pain, and neck pain that was killing me. I’ve been coming here for 3 months and now my migraines are totally gone and I have no more neck or back pain. Every time my husband and I come here, we always relax after our adjustments, always have energy and feel healthier. Dr Peter gave us advice on our diet, I found out my food allergies were causing me erratic emotional episodes. Now we are trying to change our diet. We feel healthier and are happy we found the right doctor. I highly recommend Dr Peter!" ~ Rina H.
"My husband and I once thought chronic pain was just a sign of aging until we met Dr. Peter. After being his clients for over a year, my husband and I have been revived and are no longer suffering from back pain, headaches or stomach problems.
His office is always so welcoming and his receptionist, Jessica, always greets us by name. Not only did he help us understand his practice and teach us how the proper spinal alignment can help all facets of one's well being, he also gave up a payment plan that was affordable and within our budget.Thanks Dr. P! We are lifelong believers in chiropractic health!" ~ Shawna B.
"I’ve always been very active in my chiropractor maintenance. I was first introduced to this field back in High School working as a Chiropractic Assistant for 4 Doctors. Since HS, I have been a patient of 8 Chiropractors including Dr. Peter. Hands down, Dr. Peter has been the most caring, informative, and one of the best life coaching, “let’s live a healthier life” Doctors. Dr. Peter helped me improve the quality of life in many ways.
The last 2 years I was a student, a full-time recruiter, and an active Navy wife dealing with a lot of stress. In order to keep healthy, you eat healthy and you exercise regularly. Well for me it was eat healthy, exercise, and see Dr. Peter. With the stress of my husband leaving me on an irregular basis for underways or deployments, I constantly had to step up to the plate to care for our household. The way my body dealt with this stress was through my headaches. I held a lot of stress in my upper body and in my neck. Dr. Peter helped relieve me of those aches and pains.
As a full-time recruiter, my job required me to sit at a desk, on the phone, working on the computer with a keyboard and a mouse for 8+ hours a day. My body took a toll from doing repetitive work, constantly clicking the mouse, placing my hands on the same keyboard to moving my hands to dial the next phone call. I would have low back pain, my pinky and ring finger on my right hand would become numb and there were times where I would have a swollen forearm from all of this repetitive motion. Dr. Peter was instrumental in identifying the cause and correcting the problems. He introduced me to healthier ways of working at a desk through ergonomics and brought to my attention an alternative, the standing desk.
I have been a dedicated patient of Dr. Peter for 2 years and it has been a great journey. He has helped me live a healthier life and I can’t thank him enough! Unfortunately, Dr. Peter is no longer my Chiropractor but this was not by choice. We had to move due to the Navy. But if it were my choice, I would be bringing Dr. Peter with me to every duty station we go to. If we ever move back to San Diego, Dr. Peter would be the first phone call I make. I would highly recommend Dr. Peter to anyone who wants to live a healthier life!!!" ~ Shereen A.
"After only a month of treatment I have been able to do all the things I used to. From severe, debilitating pain in my low back to being normal again. More work is still ahead but the other 'side affects' of treatment are just as great - The weekly migraine I used to get is gone! My sense of smell has come back, which I haven't had in years and there are days where I can smell everything. Every day is just getting better. THANK YOU Dr. Peter!" ~ Joe M.
"Dr. Peter has been a friend of mine for approximately eight years, and I trust him with my life. I went to him recently because I was having headaches and pain in my neck and shoulders. He has literally made the pain disappear! I feel so amazing now that I've been visiting Dr. Peter's office regularly. This man knows what he is doing. Thank you, Life Force!" ~ Kevin A.