Calgary doctor / consultant: Living with migraines and headaches is not living at all
Decode the source of the dysfunction
Research suggests that over 70 percent of headaches and migraines arise due to a mechanical neck issue. Prominent researchers in the field of joint mechanics have described the upper neck as the most biomechanically complex area of the body. This contributes to the relative lack of practitioners who address upper neck problems and by extension their effect on headaches and migraines.
Every vital ingredient our brain requires to function must be transported through the neck. Our brain also uses the neck as a portal to communicate that a problem is present with signals like pain and dysfunction. A headache or migraine is one of these signals, but the source of the dysfunction is often difficult to decode. That’s why we help to provide clarity and guide you on your journey to a solution.
When indicated, the use of advanced imaging such as Cone Beam Computed Tomography (a high-resolution 3D image of the upper neck), I’m able to delve more deeply into this highly sensitive and complex area and address the imbalances that are commonly found to be present in headache and migraine patients.
Piece the image of your health back together with NUCCA
Get results from a trained tinkerer
Often I have been described using the words ‘mechanic’, ‘fixer’, or ‘tinkerer’. It should come as no surprise that I’m often found fixing old cars in Calgary during my free time, as this is the perfect hobby for a lover of complex mechanics. I find great reward in getting things working again, which explains my professional attraction to the upper neck, a highly biomechanically complex joint.
An initial consultation allows me to understand if there is objective and measurable evidence that a problem is present, though individual results vary as each patient is different. Treatment and the degree of imaging required will vary based on the indications for the individual patient’s presentation. I have a genuine passion for finding new and creative ways to make both the animate and inanimate function better.