American Specialty Health Sponsors Research on Headache Relief
Local Lehigh Valley chiropractor Dr. Stephen L. Kulik participated in a 2013 national research study to investigate treatment options for patients who suffer from severe and chronic headaches. The study is being conducted by American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH), one of the nation’s leading health services companies offering specialty health management, including chiropractic and acupuncture services, population health and fitness programs to employer groups, health plans and insurance companies nationwide.
“There are 28 million migraine sufferers in the United States,” said ASH Chief Health Services Officer and Executive Vice President Douglas Metz. “Headaches are more common than arthritis and diabetes combined, and cost the nation more than $20 billion annually. We appreciate the doctors who have participated in this effort to organize and communicate the currently available evidence based diagnostic and treatment options for patients who suffer from headache.”
ASH has collaborated with 174 providers from its network of contracted chiropractors, studying alternative treatment opportunities and best practices in chiropractic treatment options.
“I’m very pleased to collaborate on a research study that will determine more natural methodologies for helping people who suffer from headaches,” said Dr. Kulik. “ In my practice, I treat hundreds of headache patients each year, many of whom suffer from tension or migraine headaches. Most are seeking more long-term relief that is less dependent on medication.”
Dr. Kulik has been a chiropractor in Allentown, Pennsylvania for more than 40 years and treats hundreds of patients annually for neck, back, headache, other chronic pain issues, as well as for optimal health and wellness. He is the owner of Allentown Chiropractic Center, P.C. and practices along with Dr. Patrick R. Smarch. Dr. Kulik is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiriopractic and Dr. Smarch is a graduate of Sherman College of Chiropractic. Both doctors see patients of all ages for symptomatic issues as well as to maintain a healthy spine and nervous system. They have been nominated by local media as one of the best chiropractors. Recently they have also been one of “the best” as a finalist for the Lehigh Valley Happening Magazine 2014 Chiropractor. They welcome new patients of all ages. Hours are available Monday through Saturday and appointments are available by calling 610-791-1020.
About American Specialty Health
American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH) is a national health services organization that provides fitness and exercise programs, population health solutions and specialty health care programs for health plans, insurance carriers, employer groups and trust funds. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, with offices in Southlake, TX, Indianapolis, IN and Columbia, SC, ASH has more than 1,000 employees and administers services for more than 37 million members nationwide. Additional products offered through ASH and its subsidiaries include Healthyroads®, Silver&Fit ®, FitnessCoach, Active&Fit ®, ExerciseRewards TM and others.