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ProNeuro Health

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2601 Sagebrush Drive, Suite 104
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Phone: 9724795179
Fax: (817) 394-2342

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DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9 - 122 - 6
Tuesday9 - 122 - 6
Wednesday9 - 1212 - 6
Thursday9 - 122 - 6
Friday9 - 121 - 4
Saturdayper apptClosed
SundayClosedClosed
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Tension Headaches

headaches.png    Tension type headaches are the most common, affecting upwards of 75% of all headache sufferers. Most people describe a tension headache as a constant dull, achy feeling either on one side or both sides of the head, often described as a feeling of a tight band or dull ache around the head or behind the eyes. These headaches usually begin slowly and gradually and can last for minutes or days, and tend to begin in the middle or toward the end of the day. Tension headaches are often the result of stress or bad posture, which stresses the spine and muscles in the upper back and neck.

      Tension headaches, or stress headaches, can last from 30 minutes to several days. In some cases, chronic tension headaches may persist for many months. Although the pain can at times be severe, tension headaches are usually not associated with other symptoms, such as nausea, throbbing or vomiting.

      The most common cause of tension headaches is subluxations in the upper back and neck, especially the upper neck, usually in combination with active trigger points. When the top cervical vertebrae lose their normal motion or position, a small muscle called the rectus capitis posterior minor (RCPM) muscle goes into spasm. The problem is that this small muscle has a tendon which slips between the upper neck and the base of the skull and attaches to a thin pain-sensitive tissue called the dura mater that covers the brain.

      Although the brain itself has no feeling, the dura mater is very pain-sensitive. Consequently, when the RCPM muscle goes into spasm and its tendon tugs at the dura mater, a headache occurs. People who hold desk jobs will tend to suffer from headaches for this reason.

      Another cause of tension type headaches comes from referred pain from trigger points in the Sternocleidomastoid (SCM) or levator muscle on the side of the neck. These are much more common in people who suffer a whiplash injury due to the muscle damage in the neck region.

Concussion Care Testimonial

"I was having headaches everyday due to concussions. My moods were unpredictable and I always felt like I was in a fog. I would have migraines at least once a week. I just didn't feel right and no one was able to tell me what was wrong. The neurologists I went to see would simply say I needed time to rest my brain after a concussion. They didn't tell me what part of my brain was affected or offer any form of treatment. I was frustrated and looking for anything to make me feel better. I went to Dr. Ruben as a last hope. Little did I know he was exactly what I needed. Dr. Ruben took his time to find out exactly what was wrong with me, bringing me not only piece of mind but also a solution. Today, I am feeling more like myself again. I haven't had a migraine in over two months and I can't remember the last time I had a headache. It was the first time in a long time that I felt like a doctor really cared. Thank you Dr. Ruben for giving me my life back!"  

- Katie B. SMU Soccer

Client Testimonial

"I have been to other chiropractors, but none have provided the care or knowledge I received from Dr. St. Laurent. He was able to find the root causes to improve my brain chemistry.  His understanding of neurology and adjusting techniques had me back on my feet in a few days with less visits."

-Liza L.

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2601 Sagebrush Drive, Suite 104
Flower Mound, TX 75028
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DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9 - 122 - 6
Tuesday9 - 122 - 6
Wednesday9 - 1212 - 6
Thursday9 - 122 - 6
Friday9 - 121 - 4
Saturdayper apptClosed
SundayClosedClosed

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3120 W Southlake Blvd #100
Southlake, Texas 76092
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