Keystone Chiropractic Neurology Announces a Clinical Trial for Migraine Headaches


Migraine Headache Treatment Study is officially open for enrollment.

Dr. David B. Sullivan, chiropractic neurologist, is pleased to announce the launch of a clinical trial aimed at testing the beneficial effects of a cutting-edge treatme

nt for migraine headaches. This continued effort to research new and effective ways to treat migraine headaches is part of the ongoing mission of Keystone Chiropractic Neurology. Dr. Sullivan is delighted to be a part of this effort and hopes to see a vigorous response and involvement from the community.

Migraine Headache Treatment Study

The goal of the study is to determine the effectiveness and benefits of a new type of therapy for migraine headaches. This form of treatment involves pressure stimulation around the ear, it is non-invasive and does not involve any manipulation to the neck or head. Participants will be asked to spend approximately 45 minutes at our office for the study. This will involve a short paperwork form, a brief discussion of the study, and the therapy itself. Each participant will then be asked to be available for telephone follow ups at specific intervals after the treatment.

How to participate in the migraine headache treatment study

If you or someone you know would like to participate in this effort, please contact Alexis at 697-0589. This enrollment will be open for the coming weeks or until we fill all available spots. There is no charge to be a part of this study, and there is no compensation for being a participant either. Participants can call in advance, if they know they are prone to frequent migraine headaches, but pre-registration is not required. Typically, participants can be accommodated in this study with very little advanced notice. Evening and weekend sessions can also be used, depending on circumstances.

Keystone Chiropractic Neurology to announce new migraine study.


Clinical research aimed at the treatment of migraine headaches.

As part of the ongoing mission of Keystone Chiropractic Neurology, Dr. David Sullivan will soon be announcing the start of a new clinical trial which will investigate a new ty

pe of therapy for migraine headaches. This new study, when approved, will be recruiting volunteers who suffer with recurrent migraine headaches, in order to test the effectiveness of this new and exciting approach.

The therapy under investigation is completely drug- and surgery-free and totally non-invasive. It is based upon stimulation of the vestibular apparatus in the ear, and preliminary results show that it has a profound and immediate effect on the symptoms associated with migraine headaches and more.

Migraine headache study to be announced soon

Dr. Sullivan plans to recruit up to 12 participants for the initial study. Each participant will be asked to complete a brief intake document regarding their current and past history of migraine headaches. Previous diagnostic imaging may be obtained for each participant, in order to fully understand the effects of, and response to the new therapy.

Investigating new treatments for migraine

The clinical trial will consist of a one hour long visit to Keystone Chiropractic Neurology, when a participant is having an acute migraine headache. The research staff will be administering the therapies and evaluating their effectiveness on reducing pain levels. This non-invasive approach has never been studied in this way before, and offers an exciting prospect in the development of new treatments and remedies for the pain of migraine headaches.

Dr. Sullivan had this to say about the study:

The human brain is a remarkable and amazing system, but despite all of it’s vast potential, it remains somewhat frail and vulnerable to chronic dysfunction. Our task is to continue to develop new methods and knowledge in order to halt or reverse chronic neurological dysfunction. Because the vestibular system has been shown to be a useful ‘entry point’ to stimulating the brain, I am thrilled at the prospect of developing new ways to stimulate those pathways and help people live with less pain.

Please watch for more information in the coming days, about who might be eligible to participate and how to register.

Are you taking medications and still getting migraines? We can help.


Will your migraine headaches go away by continuing to take more medications?

In my opinion, no. It’s a long shot. It can happen, but it’s the exception, not the rule.

But this is the same old story I hear time after time from people suffering with chronic headaches.

Drug therapy for migraine is an endless and downward sliding trap.

Every time I meet with a new migraine sufferer, we talk about what they are getting from their current doctor. Some people get more than others, but it’s still not acceptable in my opinion. Inevitably, most, if not all of these folks will say something like:

“when I went back to see my doctor, she just asked me a few questions about how I was doing and then wrote me a prescription for a higher dose. The whole encounter was only a few minutes long.”

Can you see how futile and unproductive this is?

These are real people with real pain and

they deserve to be treated as such.

If you are caught up in this vicious cycle, be aware of your options. To me, what this deplorable situation boils down to is:

  • Medications will never solve the problem, and yet that’s all you’re getting from your doctor.
  • Most doctors are not giving you the time and understanding you deserve.
  • Most doctors are not aware of, or do not have the interest in looking into the cause of your headaches.
  • Most doctors are frustrated by chronic headaches because they don’t understand it.
  • You continue to suffer because no one has taken the time to fully evaluate you.

Does this sound familiar?

If you are ready to make a change, we can help you out of this endless cycle.

It starts by having a thorough understanding of the nature of your pain.

It continues with a complete evaluation of your bodies’ metabolic state and neurological function.

It finishes with progressive therapies that are designed to change your brain and body for the long term.

Click here to learn about our approach to beating migraines.

Are you ready to beat migraine headaches?

Headaches end here. If you are ready to get back to the life you want, call our office at (717) 697-0589 today and schedule your consultation with Dr. Sullivan. Don’t suffer another year with migraine headaches!

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Will your migraine headaches go away by continuing to take more medications?

In my opinion, no. It’s a long shot. It can happen, but it’s the exception, not the rule.

But this is the same old story I hear time after time from people suffering with chronic headaches.

Drug therapy for migraine is an endless and downward sliding trap.

Every time I meet with a new migraine sufferer, we talk about what they are getting from their current doctor. Some people get more than others, but it’s still not acceptable in my opinion. Inevitably, most, if not all of these folks will say

something like:

“when I went back to see my doctor, she just asked me a few questions about how I was doing and then wrote me a prescription for a higher dose. The whole encounter was only a few minutes long.”

Can you see how futile and unproductive this is?

These are real people with real pain and they deserve to be treated as such.

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If you are caught up in this vicious cycle, be aware of your options. To me, what this deplorable situation boils down to is:

  • Medications will never solve the problem, and yet that’s all you’re getting from your doctor.
  • Most doctors are not giving you the time and understanding you deserve.
  • Most doctors are not aware of, or do not have the interest in looking into the cause of your headaches.
  • Most doctors are frustrated by chronic headaches because they don’t understand it.
  • You continue to suffer because no one has taken the time to fully evaluate you.

Does this sound familiar?

If you are ready to make a change, we can help you out of this endless cycle.

It starts by having a thorough understanding of the nature of your pain.

It continues with a complete evaluation of your bodies metabolic state and neurological function.

It finishes with progressive therapies that are designed to change your brain and body for the long term.

Click here to learn about our approach to beating migraines.

Are you ready to beat migraine headaches?

Headaches end here. If you are ready to get back to the life you want, call our office at (717) 697-0589 today and schedule your consultation with Dr. Sullivan. Don’t suffer another year with migraine headaches!

Improving the Quality of Life In Patients With Migraine Headaches Camp Hill PA, Harrisburg, York, Lancaster


Migraine headaches can decrease your enjoyment of life.

This study reports on the influence of migraine and comorbid depression on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in a population-based sample of subjects with migraine and nonmigraine controls.

People with migraine selected from the general population have lower HRQoL as measured by the SF-12 compared with non-migraine people. Further, migraine and depression are highly comorbid and each exerts a significant and independent influence on HRQoL.

Click here to read the full article.

Migraine headaches and quality of life.

Click here to find out about our approach to beating migraine headaches.

Two population-based studies of similar design were conducted in the United States and United Kingdom. A clinically validated, computer-assisted telephone interview was used to identify individuals with migraine, as defined by the International Headache Society, and a nonmigraine control group. During follow-up interviews, 389 migraine cases (246 US, 143 UK) and 379 nonmigraine controls (242 US, 137 UK) completed the Short Form (SF)–12, a generic HRQoL measure, and the Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders, a mental health screening tool. The SF-12 measures HRQoL in two domains: a mental health component score (MCS-12) and a physical health component score (PCS-12).

Migraine headaches don't have to ruin your life.

If you or a loved one continue to suffer with migraine headaches, call our office at (717) 697-0589 today and start getting back to the life you want. Don't suffer another year with migraine!

Beating migraine headaches takes effort, here's how we do it Camp Hill PA, Harrisburg, York, Lancaster, Carlisle


If you live in or near Harrisburg, PA and suffer with migraine headaches, you should be in our office.

Ask yourself the following questions:

#1: How have your migraine headaches affected your job, relationships, finances, family, or other activities?

#2: What has it cost you in time, money, happiness, sleep?

#3: Where do you picture yourself in the next one to three years if this problem is not taken care of soon?

#4: What is it worth to you if we could improve your migraine headaches?

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At Keystone Natural Health, no stone is left unturned to determine the exact cause of your migraine!

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You deserve this high level of care!

We use Metabolic Treatments Based on Specific Lab Panels for migraine:

#1: A thyroid panel

#2: A complete metabolic panel (CMP)

#3: A lipid panel

#4: A CBC (complete blood chemistry with auto differential)

We can assess your thyroid, adrenal glands, liver, kidneys, red/white blood cells and gut function with the above lab tests.  All can be affected with chronic health conditions.  By addressing any problems with your thyroid, adrenal glands, blood chemistry, or gut function, we can help you to heal faster.  The CMP also allows us to check your blood glucose levels since glucose and oxygen are needed by the brain to function properly.

#5: Sensitivity Testing: Stool samples to determine if you have sensitivities to gluten (wheat, rye, oats, and barley), milk, eggs, yeast, and soy.  If you are sensitive to ANY of these food groups, it could be making your condition worse as it will increase inflammation in your brain and throughout your body!  If you have the following symptoms, you could be suffering from sensitivity to gluten, soy, milk, eggs, and/or yeast.

Here are some of the symptoms of these sensitivities commonly found in migraine:

  • Chronic pain or fatigue
  • Frequent indigestion
  • Bloated after eating
  • Frequent loose bowel movements
  • Constipation
  • Mouth ulcers or sores
  • Vomit often

The only way to find out of you are suffering from any of these sensitivities is the run the tests.

#6: Adrenal Stress Index (ASI): We can further test your adrenal glands with a test called an Adrenal Stress Index.  This is a salivary test much like DNA testing.  Your adrenal glands are your “stress” organs meaning that they react to stress.  If you have been or are currently under stress, this test is a must!

IF YOU SUFFER FROM INSOMNIA, THIS TEST WILL MEASURE YOUR CORTISOL LEVELS.  When your body’s cortisol levels are abnormal, you will suffer from insomnia.  Cortisol levels can be corrected via specific nutritional protocols thereby eliminating your insomnia.

#7: Autoimmune Disorders: We may test to see if you have an autoimmune disease.  An autoimmune disease is where your immune system attacks a particular area of the body (nervous system, joints, connective tissue, thyroid, etc.) so we test for specific antibodies to determine if you suffer from an autoimmune condition.

For Example: Many migraine patients that I have treated have tested positive for thyroid antibodies and they were actually mis-diagnosed.  If your thyroid tissue anti-bodies (TPO &TBG) are high, you are suffering from Hashimoto’s disease (you can Google it for more information).  The only way to find out is to test for thyroid tissue antibodies via blood work.

Your immune system could be attacking your nervous system which would cause pain and numbness.  The ONLY way to know is to run the test.

If you suffer from tissue antibodies, further blood work will be needed to determine which part of your immune system is not functioning.  Specifically, Immune Panels:

  • Lymphocyte Subpopulation
  • TH1/TH2 Cytokine Panels
  • Natural Killer Cell Activity

The immune panels give me an in depth picture as to what is exactly happening with your immune system.  If you are suffering from an auto-immune disorder, it trumps everything and it must be the first thing to be addressed.

#8: H.Pylori: We can run a test for H. Pylori bacteria to determine any problems related to the gut function.

#9: Intestinal Permeability: Used to determine if the patient suffers from leaky gut syndrome (LGS).

LGS or Leaky gut syndrome describes a condition of altered or damaged bowel lining, caused by antibiotics, toxins, poor diet, parasites or infection can lead to increased permeability of the gut wall to toxins, microbes, undigested food, waste or larger than normal macromolecules. It has been proposed that these substances affect the body directly, while others postulate an immune reaction to these substances.

#10: NEUROTRANSMITTERS: We test for decreased brain neurotransmitters.  Neurotransmitters are vital for proper brain function.  Decreased neurotransmitters can cause increased pain in migraine.

#11: HORMONE PANELS: We can check hormone panels to determine if the patient suffers from low testosterone in males or low estrogen/progesterone levels in females. Symptoms related to decreased hormone levels may include depression, fatigue, mental fogginess, mood swings, hot flashes, sweating attacks, weight gain, and decreased physical stamina.

#12: INFLAMMATION: Finally, we may need to test for inflammation in your system by testing homocysteine levels and C – reactive protein (C-RP).  Many patients suffering from chronic health conditions suffer from inflammatory processes.  Just about every fibromyalgia patient that I have treated suffers from some form of chronic inflammatory process.

#13: GLUTATHIONE: We use Glutathione in our treatment of ALL chronic conditions.  Glutathione is the “mother-load” of anti-oxidants. Glutathione cannot be taken orally in pill form as the body will not absorb it.  We have seen miraculous changes in our patient population as a result of our specific glutathione protocols.  Glutathione is especially helpful with autoimmune diseases.

We use Neurological Treatments Based on Specific Neurological Testing for migraine:

#1: Oxygen therapy: Oxygen is fuel for your brain and nervous system.  Your brain and nervous system need two things to survive…..fuel and activation.  Fuel comes in the form of OXYGEN AND GLUCOSE.  By using oxygen, we will help you heal faster.  By using exercise with oxygen therapy (EWOT), we can increase firing to brain.  By increasing firing of brain, we help MANY chronic conditions.

#2: Brain-Based Therapy (BBT): We use specific brain-based therapy such as:

Vibration Therapy: Vibration fires the back part of the brain called the cerebellum.  One of the functions of the cerebellum is control of the spinal muscle.

We may also use auditory, visual, olfactory, and caloric stimulation and more to increase firing of the brain.

Once we have run the necessary tests to determine your specific condition, we can successfully treat you via proper neurological and metabolic protocols.

Here’s What To Do Next… if you’re really serious about the possibility of beating migraine headaches for you or your loved one, call our office at (717) 697-0589 and tell the staff person that you are interested in setting up a consultation with Dr. Sullivan. Don’t suffer another year with migraine.

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Migraines: has your doctor tested your cytokine levels? Harrisburg, York, Lancaster, Camp Hill PA


Plasma Cytokine Levels in Migraine Sufferers and Controls

Click here to read abstract.

Cytokines are chemicals released by cels of your body and act as communication pathways. There are dozens of different cytokines, each conveying a different message:

The vasoactive peptide, calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), is released from primary afferent neurons in the trigemino-vascular circulation during migraine headache.

Cytokine profiles are a major clue to the cause of migraine headaches.

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Cytokines play an important role in several physiological and pathological settings such as immunology, inflammation, and pain. These chemical messengers have an influence on the function of the viagra online india immune system and neurological system as well.

If your doctor doesn't know what your cytokine profile is, you may continue to suffer with migraine headaches.

Our results suggest that (cytokines) TNF, IL-1, and IL-10 may be involved in the pathogenesis of migraine attacks.

If you or a loved one continues to suffer from a chronic condition, call (717) 697-0589 today to find out about how our brain based therapies for migraine headaches can help.

Migraine patients have poorer subjective quality of life: Harrisburg, Lancaster PA, York, Carlisle


Migraine headaches ruin people's lives

Click here to see the abstract.

The aim of the present study was to compare the general well-being of migraine patients between attacks with that of an age- and sex-matched control group. One hundred and forty-five consecutive and eligible patients at the Gothenburg Migraine Clinic were asked about their well-being and their complaints.

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Compared with control subjects, migraineurs perceived more symptoms and greater emotional distress as well as disturbed contentment, vitality and sleep.

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Migraine headaches affect all parts of your life.

Compared with control subjects, migraineurs perceived more symptoms and greater emotional distress as well as disturbed contentment, vitality and sleep. It is concluded that the general well-being of the migraine patient is impaired, even between the attacks.

You deserve better! If generic propecia you are ready to devote the time and effort needed to beating your migraine headaches, call (717) 697-0589 and request your new patient paperwork.

Migraine Linked to Depression, Anxiety, Other Disorders: Harrisburg, York PA, Lancaster, Camp Hill


People with migraine are likely to have mood disorders, like major depression, anxiety and panic attacks.

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This is according to a new study, which supports cheap viagra online findings of previous studies that have also shown the coexistence, or comorbidity, of migraine and these disorders.

Together, migraine and mental disorders cause more impairment than alone,” said lead study author Gregory Ratcliffe. “Patients who have one condition should be assessed for the other so they can be treated holistically. Although it is important to know that both are present, treating one will have an effect on the other.”

A neurologic approach to migraine headaches:

Researchers found that 11 percent of participants had migraines. Participants had a variety of disorders: major depression, general anxiety disorder, dysthymia, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, panic disorder, substance abuse disorders, agoraphobia and simple phobia.

The authors considered two theories that might explain the relationship between migraine and mental disorders. The first theory is that a common factor influences both conditions, such as low activity of enzymes that deactivate certain chemical messages sent to the brain. They also considered a causal relationship: This study and others found that anxiety often precedes migraine, which often precedes depression.

Are you ready to end your migraine headaches?

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