Women and Headaches: Setting the Record Straight

by Andrew Persky

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An enormous amount of information exists on the subject of headaches. Unfortunately, sometimes that information isn’t completely accurate, nor does it tell the whole story. That can be a big problem, especially for women with chronic headaches.

According to research published by Columbia University in The Journal of Gender-Specific Medicine, women are three times more likely than men to suffer from migraines, 18 percent versus 6 percent, respectively. In the United States, those numbers are even worse. A study by AMPP Advisory Group shows a staggering 43 percent of American women are affected by migraines. And yet, in spite of this, there is a preponderance of research involving animal pain studies that use male subjects to study this predominantly female disorder.

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Get to Know LifeAligned: Free Community Events Offer Opportunities to Survey Unique Center in Warrington

EB_LifeAligned-AndrewPersky_0416LifeAligned Upper Cervical Treatment Center, a new center specializing in gentle, precise head realignment, will host a series of free events this month.

Readers are invited to a movie night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on April 5, where they can meet LifeAligned founder Dr. Andrew Persky, DC, enjoy healthy snacks, learn more about upper cervical treatments and tour the facility. An open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 17, where attendees can register to win a free examination and imaging study. From 6:30 to 8 p.m. on April 26, “An Evening with Dr. Persky” will offer interesting exploration of current health issues.

LifeAligned treatment is a highly specialized, non-surgical, gentle and safe procedure designed to realign the cranio-cervical junction and upper cervical spine where the base of the skull and brain connect to the rest of the body.  Published research and advanced imaging have provided new insight into how misalignment of the head can cause troubling health issues in certain individuals.

EB_LifeAligned-2_0416LifeAligned illustration“Upper cervical treatment is one of the best kept secrets in healthcare,” says Persky, noting that the treatment is significantly different from standard chiropractic.  The tide is turning, however, and former NFL quarterback Jim McMahon (with dementia) and talk show host Montel Williams (with multiple sclerosis) have both endorsed the treatment, citing profound improvement in the quality of their lives.

Persky, who trained in Georgia, is grateful for the opportunity to bring his work to the Philadelphia area. “This is exciting, state-of-the-art medicine, and most importantly it has the power to heal people for whom relief has been inaccessible. I’m looking forward to both meeting and serving the community here.”

Location: 1432 Easton Rd., Ste. 4A, Warrington. For more information, call 215-491-4200, email Info@LifeAlignedHealth.com or visit LifeAlignedHealth.com. See ad, page 13.