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!
For many, that relief is only a phone call away.
Link Chiropractic Clinic 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.
Dr. Thomas B. Wachtmann, DC
Dr. Thomas Wachtmann is proficient in a wide variety of Chiropractic adjusting techniques. He treats each patient individually and finds the right combination that works for them.
Dr. Wachtmann practices Functional Diagnostic Medicine which focuses on finding and treating the cause of many disorders and diseases rather than just suppressing symptoms like many other treatments do.
In addition to traditional Chiropractic care, Dr. Wachtmann offers metabolic and neurological treatments which help many chronic disorders and diseases. These include but are not limited to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s disease, Fibromyalgia, Hot flashes, Hormonal imbalances, Vertigo/Dizziness, Digestive disturbances, Insomnia, Migraine headaches, Stress, Balance disorders and the list goes on. He also utilizes whole food nutritional supplementation, detoxification protocols, oxygen therapy, brain based therapies and non-surgical spinal decompression.
Dr. Wachtmann has over years 24 years of experience working with newborns to the elderly, professional athletes (The Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies), professional musicians, other health care providers and was the team physician for his local Semi-Professional football team (The Lehigh Valley Steelers) for three years and they won the championship all three years.
Dr. Wachtmann chose to be a Chiropractor because it is holistically oriented and focuses on fixing problems, NOT simply masking symptoms. Chiropractic is a huge pathway toward health and wellness. It is true, "health care," not "sickness care." One of the keys to being truly healthy is to maintain your health and not wait until it fails before you do something about it. Dr. Wachtmann finds helping patients with their current health challenges and educating them toward a healthier and better future to be extremely satisfying.
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Lock Haven University – Bachelor of Science in Health Science
Awards for Clinical Excellence and Knowledge:
Award for outstanding clinical excellence at Palmer College of Chiropractic
Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association
Oley Valley Business Association
Flying Aces Airplane Club
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.
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.
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:
*"I came in with a lot of pain in my lower back, neck, and down my left arm. Family doctor told me the pain in my arm was my lunar nerve and it originated in my upper back and neck. Since coming in to Dr. Tom, most of my pain has been relieved and my range of motion has increased in my neck and shoulder. I am very pleased with my progress as is my family doctor."
*"I’ve been to 3 Chiropractors in my life. Dr. Thomas is the best in my book. Dr. Thomas has my neck and back feeling great. Dr. Thomas is the best Chiropractor I’ve seen in my life."
*"What symptoms did you come to this office for? Severe lower back pain and minimum mobility
What changes have you noticed since you started treatment? Less pain and more mobility over time
How has your service been in our office? Excellent
What do you like best about coming to Link? One on one Dr. patient communication and treatment tailored to the individual needs.
Success story? Through Link, mobility and pain has gone from severe to minimal if any."
*"What symptoms did you come to this office for? Sciatica (right side) was severe.
What changes have you noticed since you started treatment? Minimal pain
How has your service been in our office? Excellent, I’m not kidding!
What do you like best about coming to Link? Manipulations and friendliest atmosphere"
*"I was in a bad phase when I came. I’m very happy to come to Dr. Wachtmann who helps me to get inshape. I’ve told other people about this place."
*"I am athletic and full of arthritis from previous sports injuries. Dr. Wachtmann gives me great adjustments including my hands and feet! At age 55 I am able to run, jump, swim, and bike like I did 20 years ago! Dr. Wachtmann also has expert knowledge of common health elements and is able to offer simple, non-drug solutions!"
*"After only one treatment I felt great. My neck and shoulders are still good. Lower back is just starting to hurt after more than 2 weeks. I’m amazed. I think continued adjustments will make a significant difference in the way I feel."
*"When I came here the first time I couldn’t turn my head. I was in so much pain I didn’t know what to do. My doctor said I needed surgery, but I wanted a 2nd opinion. After a couple of adjustments I felt like my old self again. I ride my bike 20 miles once a week, play with my son, and I didn’t have to miss work, all thanks to Dr. Tom."
*"Prior to being treated here I had issues with my back that would keep me in pain constantly. I had trouble sitting or standing for extended periods of time, even holding my baby daughter for 10-15 minutes without experiencing pain in my back. Now after only a couple of months my pain is nonexistent and I have more flexibility. I’m glad I found Dr. Tom and came to him for treatment."
*"I have been coming to Dr. Tom for over a year and I have made a drastic improvement from his therapy. I would highly recommend coming here."
*"Thank you for a great experience for my first visits to a Chiropractor. After one visit I already felt a difference. Dr. Wachtmann walked me through what he was doing and why and made me feel at ease. After only 3 appointments my back is feeling back to normal. Thank you again!"
*"I love to play goalie in ice hockey. An injury was so painful that I had to stop playing this game for two years. I had MRIs done and saw sports injury doctors. No one could help me recover. Then I had my first ever Chiropractic visit with Dr. Wachtmann. He noticed immediately that my hips were counter-rotated. After six weeks of adjustments, my chronic pain went away completely. I now play hockey every week, pain free. And, I get adjusted every month!"
*"When I first came in the pain was so bad I was waking up every 2 hours in pain in my neck and head. I was taking 4 acetaminophen at every time the pain hit. Pain would hit while on the road and I would have to stop till pain subsided.
I now have a 100% turn around. I have no pain and I sleep all night. I’m now on time for work and able to work longer hours pain free."
DF, truck driver
*"The reason for coming to the office was to receive Low level Laser Therapy by Dr. Tom Wachtmann for my low back pain. The pain in my back (tightness) has diminished and my energy level has increased. Without laser treatments, the pain in my back would have continued. In a year from now, I expect greater relief from my back pain. I have spoken to family and friends stating the improvement in my low back by being treated with the laser therapy"
*"The last couple of years, I’ve been having problems with the thoracic area of my spine. I’m a patient of Dr. Tom Wachtmann and he told me about the Cold Laser Therapy that he does, and I decided to try it. After 5 treatments, I started noticing how much better I felt. I’ve gotten more mobility and almost no discomfort. I highly recommend the procedure."
*"I have suffered with a herniated disc for years until Dr. Tom put me on the computerized non-surgical decompression table. There was some immediate relief, but after several treatments, the chronic pain that I had been dealing with went away. Now I am doing the maintenance chiropractic care and have a much better all over healthy life."
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.
Local and Toll Free: (877) 252-0248
3130 Pricetown Rd., Suite H, Fleetwood, PA 19522
All visits are scheduled by appointment only.