Headache

Headache sufferers find fast, effective, lasting relief without drugs.

If you live in and are suffering from tension, migraine, cluster or cervical headaches, YOU CAN FIND RELIEF!

Ninety-five percent of headaches are primary headaches, such as tension, migraine, or cluster headaches. These types of headaches are not caused by disease but FROM TENSION.

"The greatest majority of primary headaches are associated with muscle tension in the neck," says Dr. George B. McClelland, Chairman of the American Chiropractic Association's (ACA) Board of Governors. "Today, Americans engage in more sedentary activities than they used to, and more hours are spent in one fixed position or posture. This can increase joint irritation and muscle tension in the neck, upper back and scalp, causing your head to ache!

GREAT NEWS!

For many, that relief is only a phone call away.
New Life Chiropractic specializes in the treatment of headache pain regardless of its cause.

Why Choose Chiropractic for Headache Relief?

According to the International Chiropractic Association, the primary focus of chiropractic is the detection, reduction and correction of spinal misalignments and nervous system dysfunction. Doctors of chiropractic attempt to get to the root cause of a health problem, rather than just treat the symptoms. Chiropractic seeks to maximize the natural strengths of the body and its capacity to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.

Click here or call (866) 303-5234 NOW to schedule your Complimentary Consult Headache Recovery Assessment


About Us


Dr. Tyler M. Richards

Dr. Richards grew up in Milltown NJ, where he went to Bishop George AHR High in Edison NJ. After completing HS, he went to West Virginia University and received his BS degree in exercise physiology from the School of Medicine. Upon graduating from WVU he knew that he had to continue his education and based on knowing the value of exercise on human health and well-being he had intentions of getting a PHD in Exercise Physiology where he wanted to do more research on the effects of exercise on the human body.

After a debilitating car accident that left him bed ridden with electrical shock shooting into his body, he was faced with taking medications and surgery to alleviate the pressure on the nervous system. Being educated about how the body works, he knew there had to be something else he could do. His sister worked for a chiropractor, at the time and suggested that he should "give it a try." As a skeptic, just like a lot of people, he was thinking "how in the world could twisting my body into different positions help MY situation", but he was facing the surgeon’s knife. About one month into his treatment program he was back on his feet and most of the ailments had resolved themselves. After that he knew what he needed to do for humanity. He attended Life Chiropractic School in Marietta GA about 3 months after his accident. He received a Doctorate in Chiropractic and after graduation moved back to NJ to bring this great healing art back to his community that he grew up in.

Dr. Richards is a gentle, caring and highly experienced chiropractor. He has over 9 years of experience in treating patients with chronic or acute back, neck, shoulder, sciatic nerve and extremity pain. You will get Chiropractic care at his office. There will be no sugar coating with different therapies. Dr. Richards makes a conscious effort to explain things completely, to ensure his patients understand why he does what he does, and are comfortable with his treatment. He will correct the bony structure, that houses the nervous system, and by doing so the function of the body increases to its maximum potential. Health and healing are an inherent right; sickness, disease and symptoms are a result of not nurturing and taking care of the body.

Education:
BS Exercise Physiology, Minor Nutrition, West Virginia University, 1994
Doctorate of Chiropractic, Life University, 1999

Professional Experience:
Private practice 1999 - present

Specialized Skills:
Pediatric to Geriatric adjusting

Professional Memberships:
Garden State Chiropractor Society
Rotary International
World Childrens Wellness Foundation


Causes Of Headache

There are two types of headaches:

Primary Headaches include tension, migraine, cervicogenic, and cluster headaches and are not caused by other underlying medical conditions. More than 90% of headaches are primary.

Secondary Headaches result from other medical conditions, such as infection or increased pressure in the skull due to a tumor. These account for fewer than 10% of all headaches.

Descriptions of the Primary Headache Types:

1. Tension Headaches: are the most common, affecting more than 75% of all headache sufferers. As many as 90% of adults have had tension headaches.

Tension headaches usually involve a steady ache, rather than a throbbing one, are described as a feeling of pressure or tightening, may last minutes to days, affect both sides of the head, and and do not worsen with routine physical activity. It may also be accompanied by hypersensitivity to light and noise. Some people get tension (and migraine) headaches because of stressful events. Tension headaches may also be chronic, occurring frequently or daily.

Rebound Headache: Rebound headache may occur among people with tension headaches, as well as in those with migraines. It can be the result of taking prescription or nonprescription pain relievers daily or almost every day, contrary to directions on the package label. If prescription or nonprescription pain relievers are overused, headaches may 'rebound' as the last dose wears off--leading you to take more and more pills. This is a great reason to call your chiropractor. Break that cycle!

2. Cervicogenic Headaches:

Cervicogenic Headaches come from disorders of the neck. They are often brought on by neck movement and/or sustained awkward head positioning (such as painting the ceiling or washing the floor). There may also be stiffness in the neck or shoulder and arm pain accompanying the headaches.

3. Migraine Headaches:

Migraine Headaches are less common than tension headaches, but still afflict 25 to 30 million people in the United States As many as 6% of all men, and up to 18% of all women experience a migraine headache at some time.

Migraines may last 4-72 hours and involve the entire head. They can cause throbbing and are aggravated by routine physical activity.

Nausea, sensitivity to light and sound often accompany migraines. An "aura" may occur before head pain begins-- involving a disturbance in vision, and/or an experience of brightly colored or blinking lights in a pattern that moves across the field of vision. About one in five migraine sufferers experiences an aura.

Usually, migraine attacks are occasional, or sometimes as often as once or twice a week, but rarely occur daily.

4. Cluster Headaches:

are pretty rare, affecting about 1% of the population. They are different from migraine and tension headaches. Most cluster headache sufferers are male -- about 85%.

Cluster headaches come in groups or clusters lasting weeks or month. The pain is extremely severe but the attack is brief, lasting no more than a hour or two. The pain centers around one eye, and this eye may be inflamed and watery. There may also be nasal congestion on the affected side of the face.

These "alarm clock" headaches may strike in the middle of the night, and often occur at about the same time each day during the course of a cluster. A history of heavy smoking and drinking is common, and alcohol often triggers attacks.

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Complimentary Consultation

Complimentary Consult Headache Relief Assessment

The first, most important step toward full recovery and prevention of serious long-term health problems is an accurate diagnosis and assessment of your condition with a recommended treatment plan. With this special Internet offer, you receive a Complimentary Consult!

Consultation to include:
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Testimonials

*"All my family comes to this office. I had asthma and back problems due to pregnancy. I was referred by my friend Tami. I have had these symptoms for five years. With back pain, I could not complete housework. I am very thankful for God in bringing our family to Dr. Tyler. God has used his skills to help heal and maintain. Asthma symptoms have cleared for myself and daughter, back pain is now low to none. I am now able to enjoy life as a mom."
‚ÄčAlicia C.


*"I sought chiropractic treatment for back pain and a stiff neck. My father told me about this office. My symptoms began when I woke up in the morning in pain, and I’ve had this for over 10 years. I was feeling lethargic, had trouble surfing and enjoying my favorite activities. Dr. Tyler and Cathy are awesome, they are friendly, welcoming and compassionate. I have rediscovered a youthful energy, particularly in the ocean!"

Sean. Mc.


 *"I first came to this office for sore back and joints. I found out about his practice from a demo at the farmers market. I think symptoms began from old age. I’ve had these symptoms for 20 years. Pain was consistent sitting, standing and driving. I like this office because it’s walk in and it’s good for me. I go regularly, and have been pain free. I now do not suffer from pain and discomfort. I have recommended him to many people and they have all been very satisfied with the results."

George B.


 *"I first came to Dr. Richards for chronic back pain and spasms while walking. I found the office from a sign out front. My symptoms began way back in early 2000’s while working as a nurse. It feels like I’ve had these symptoms forever. The problems keep me from walking distances seems spasms and pain start. The doctor and staff are friendly, concerned and helpful couldn’t meet a nicer group. After adjustments I can walk longer distances before pain and spasms start."

Arlene D.


 *"I first started coming to this office for chronic back issues. I was looking for a family chiro who would also treat children with ear infections. My symptoms began 30 years ago after being hit by a car. My son was two years old and had chronic ear infections and doctors wanted to put tubes in his ears. Dr. Richards was most accommodating, thorough and genuinely interested in our well being. I no longer have to stay a day in bed due to my back issues. And my son no long has ear infections."

Kevin M.


 *"I first started coming because I couldn’t walk properly or stand straight. I found Dr. Richards through my insurance. I’ve had these symptoms my whole life. I was not able to live without pain. Dr. Tyler has great knowledge in the field of Chiropractic. I have had amazing results."

Gary R.


 *"I started coming to this office because of sciatic pain caused from my pregnancy. He offers affordable payment plans. I had extreme pain and he alleviated it. The staff are absolutely wonderful-so caring, knowledgable, friendly and take genuine interest, and go the extreme mile. The results I received is not manageable."

Tami P.


 *"I have been coming to Dr. Richards office since 2009. I had pain in my right hip which caused me pain when I walked. I had these symptoms for 6 months before receiving chiropractic treatment. My medical Dr. wanted me to take medication and then surgery. Since coming to this office, I have avoided both! I find Dr. Richards to be compassionate and his staff helpful. I can now walk without pain and have been pain free for 6 years. It’s a miracle!"

Audrey P.


 *"Severe pain in my right hip and difficulty walking for six months prompted me to seek chiropractic treatment from Dr. Richards who is close to where I live. Dr. Richards is compassionate and took care of my pain without medication or surgery. The staff was cheerful and helpful. As a result of my care, I can now walk without pain and have been pain free for five years! It's a miracle!!"

Andy P.


 *"I started my Chiropractic treatment because of frequent recurring migraine headaches. After 16 years in the martial arts with very intense workouts and training, it was determined that my spine had suffered, particularly my neck. After 6 months of treatment, my migraines have virtually disappeared. There were also numerous benefits, my energy level is up, my workouts are stronger, and my recovery time is greatly reduced. My posture has improved so dramatically that people comment about it! Chiropractic treatment is definitely worth the time and financial commitment."

Sara G. (School Administrator)


 *"Reluctantly, I made my appointment. After 5 visits, my eyesight began to improve. I thought with great excitement this just cannot be. After my 15th visit, I began to read without my glasses (I as in glee). Very content with what has taken place, my energy level increased. To add to all this, I have almost completely rid myself of my sinus condition. Emotion only, but words cannot translate how ecstatic I am with my treatment. I will always be a prophet for the method of correction."

I was in glee (Marketing executive)


 *"I brought my daughter in because I heard that Chiropractic might help with asthma or breathing problems. My daughter had been diagnoses with asthma a month earlier. The Pediatrician prescribed 3 types of breath inhalers a day. I thought it couldn’t hurt. Since coming to Chiropractic, she has been brought back into alignment and she does not take any medications and has no symptoms of asthma."

Marcia N. (delighted parent)


 *"I’ve been coming to Dr. Richard’s office for the past 3 months. In my opinion you are like an angel. I used to take sleeping pills at night because of my neck pain and insomnia. Since I started treatment with you I no longer have to take sleeping pills or muscle relaxers to sleep. Now I am pain free and seem to have more energy. I never felt as free from neck pain as I do now. I thank you so much for being an excellent and knowledgeable healer."

Neomi C. (Nurse)


Treatment Options

Chiropractors offer a drug-free, hands-on approach to healthcare that gets you feeling better quickly , safely, and effectively.

How Is a Headache Evaluated?

Early diagnosis and treatment are important in identifying the underlying cause for your headaches. In most cases, an in-depth history and physical examination will help determine this.

Once the cause has been identified, we will develop a specific management plan to help eliminate your pain based on your individual needs.

What Is the Treatment for Headaches?

Chiropractors treat patients with tension-type headaches and as well as headaches caused by problems with the joints and muscles in the neck.

Adjustments of the neck, along with stretching and strengthening exercises, have been demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of headaches. Massage and other forms of soft-tissue treatment can sometimes be helpful.

Scientists are also investigating other therapies, such as acupuncture, to prevent and treat this disorder.

Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, may be used for an occasional headache, but long-term use can lead to health complications such as gastrointestinal difficulties, liver problems, and kidney failure.


Contact Us

Dr. Tyler M. Richards, Chiropractor New Life Chiropractic

236 Second Ave. Long Branch, NJ 07740
Local & Toll Free : (866) 303-5234
Office Fax # (732) 229-5176

Office Hours

Monday
9:00am-1:00pm and 3:00pm-6:00pm
Tuesday
By Appointment
Wednesday
9:00am-1:00pm and 3:00pm-6:00pm
Thursday
8:30am-11:00am
Friday
9:00am-12:00pm and 3:00pm-6:00pm
Saturday
9:00am-10:00am