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How Neuro-Structural Chiropractic Saved My Life

Growing up, I never thought I would be involved in Neuro-Structural Chiropractic.

Actually, my true love was basketball.

That was my basketball player, cluster headaches releived by Neuro-Structural Chiropractic

I woke up and thought about basketball.  Went to bed thinking about basketball.  Basketball was everything.

I was lucky to be good enough that I could play it in college.

Even luckier…I never suffered any sort of major injury throughout my career.

Except for this…

During the fall of my senior season in college, I began suffering with debilitating headaches.

The headaches would come in bunches.  They were excruciating.  As if someone was stabbing my left temple with a knife.

I’d have multiple headaches each day, sometimes as many as 5.  Furthermore, they would last between 1-hour to 3-hours.

During the episode, I would be completely helpless.  Just writhing in pain on my bed until it went away.  I couldn’t have light anywhere (even a small crack would make the pain worse), no sound, or smell.


In fact, I later found out these headaches have an aka…”Suicide Headaches”.

When I did go to my primary physician, he diagnosed me with Cluster Headaches.

An uncommon type of headache that is the most painful headache a human can experience.

I was prescribed migraine medication, various pain killers ex: Vicodin, oxygen tanks, high dose Excedrin, etc.

Nothing helped.

Actually, the only thing that changed was my teammates officially labeling me “Grandpa P”, because of the oxygen tank I carried around on road trips.

The worst thing about the pain was missing school, and practice on a daily basis.

Because of this, I was failing classes and having a hard time keeping my starting spot.

My life wasn’t normal anymore, and depression became common.

I had been to everyone…massage therapist, traditional chiropractor, acupuncturist, etc.

Nothing helped.

I take that back…one thing helped.

Morphine injections.

However, you only get 3 of those before they cut you off completely, to avoid addiction.  So, I used those up rapidly, and had nowhere to turn.

Finally, a friend introduced me to a Neuro-Structural Chiropractor in Denver.  Admittedly, I didn’t know there were different types of chiropractors.

I thought they were all the same.

In the past, I’d always enjoyed going to a traditional chiropractor.   But since suffering with the cluster headaches, this approach provided little benefit.

So, when I showed up at his Neuro-Structural Chiropractic office, I didn’t have high expectations…but also had nothing to lose.

He explained his process and testing (assessments I’d never gone through at a traditional office), and if a core problem was found it may be contributing to my pain.

I’ll make a long story short.  Multiple core problems in my spine were found.

So, he began correcting them, and within a few days my cluster headaches were gone.

The impact this had on my life is impossible to put into words.  To go from unbelievable amounts of pain on a daily basis to none, is a surreal experience.

I found my new purpose.

As soon as I felt normal again, I began studying how and why it happened.

Digging deep into research on the nervous system, and Neuro-Structural Chiropractic.

It was fascinating to me that no one ever mentioned the nervous system may be playing a role in my pain.

So, even though I graduated with a major in Business Administration, I decided to go back for more school.

6-years later, I graduated school and began practicing my new passion, Neuro-Structural Chiropractic.

It’s funny how many of my greatest trials have turned into my greatest triumphs.

Without the terrible experience of cluster headaches, I may be bouncing around from job to job without any real purpose in my life.

Now, I wake up everyday committed to helping others find the true answers to their most challenging health problems.










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Dr. Matt Pennetti suffered from excruciating cluster headaches in college that threatened to derail his playing career and school. His life took a turn when he was introduced to a Neuro-Structural Chiropractor who was able to gave him relief from the pain and discomfort. After that life-changing moment, Dr. Matt decided he wanted to to do the same for other people who suffer with health issues. When Dr. Matt is not in the office, he's feverishly completing the "honey-do" list, or trying to keep his son, Braxton from growing up too quick.

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