Headache sufferers find fast, effective, lasting relief without drugs.

If you live in and are suffering from tension, migraine, cluster or cervical headaches, YOU CAN FIND RELIEF!

Ninety-five percent of headaches are primary headaches, such as tension, migraine, or cluster headaches. These types of headaches are not caused by disease but FROM TENSION.

"The greatest majority of primary headaches are associated with muscle tension in the neck," says Dr. George B. McClelland, Chairman of the American Chiropractic Association's (ACA) Board of Governors. "Today, Americans engage in more sedentary activities than they used to, and more hours are spent in one fixed position or posture. This can increase joint irritation and muscle tension in the neck, upper back and scalp, causing your head to ache!


For many, that relief is only a phone call away.
Connecticut Spine & Health Center specializes in the treatment of headache pain regardless of its cause.

Why Choose Chiropractic for Headache Relief?

According to the International Chiropractic Association, the primary focus of chiropractic is the detection, reduction and correction of spinal misalignments and nervous system dysfunction. Doctors of chiropractic attempt to get to the root cause of a health problem, rather than just treat the symptoms. Chiropractic seeks to maximize the natural strengths of the body and its capacity to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.

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About Us

Dr. Scott Bender

Scott Bender, D.C., B.C.A.O. is the founder and director of Connecticut Spine & Health Center, the first Atlas Orthogonal Healthcare Center in the state of Connecticut.

Dr. Bender recieved his training at Life Chiropractic College in Atlanta, Georgia, and is Board Certified in Altas Orthogonal procedures with the R.W. Sweat Foundation, and Sherman College.

Dr. Bender is a founding member of the Trauma Imaging Foundation, a multispecialty group of physicians dedicated to proper diagnosis and treatment of trauma patients.

Dr. Bender holds a B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Stonybrook in Psychology, and has advanced training in Whiplash and Traumatology thru the Croft Whiplash Seminar Program.

In addition to being director of Connecticut Spine and Health Center, he participate in patient rounds with Stamford Hospital Center for Integrative Medicine.

State University of New York, Stonybrook NY
Life Chiropractic College, Atlanta, GA
R.W. Sweat Foundation, Atlanta, GA

Professional Experience
14 years clinical experience

Specialized Skills
Atlas Orthogonal
Spinal Decompression Therapy

Profession Memberships
R.W. Sweat Foundation

Dr. Sian James, DAC, LAC, LMT, RYT

Dr. Sian James is licensed in Acupuncture and Massage Therapy in the states of Connecticut, New York & Pennsylvania. She completed her graduate and doctorate studies at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine located in New York City, and San Diego.

She pledges herself towards the lifelong commitment of mastering Complimentary & Alternative Medicine and offering this powerful art and science of holistic healing. She is certified by the NCCAOM, NCBTMB, and by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association as an Acu Detox Specialist.

Traditional Chinese Medicine originated over 2,000 years ago and is beneficial even today. The basic principles of Acupuncture are rooted in working with the body's natural ability to heal itself. These concepts are like Chiropractic methods and therefore together will work hand in hand to reach your healthcare goals.

What does your health snapshot look like?

  • Free of physical pain, psychological, and emotional burn out?
  • Using medications to manage chronic illness?
  • Experiencing fatigue, and poor sleep?
  • Challenges with weight management and digestive issues?
  • Reproductive imbalances?

The World Health Organization has published a list of disorders that Acupuncture effectively treats. This list includes but is not limited to the following areas of concern: Pain, General Health, Digestive, Respiratory, Immune, Cardiovascular, Endocrine, Women's Health/Gynecologic, Reproduction, Genitourinary, Pediatrics, Neurological, Psycho-Emotional, Dermatological, Ophthalmic, Addiction, Musculoskeltal, and Post-Surgical.

Dr. James is looking forward to serving your healthcare needs and collaborating with Dr. Bender to provide exceptional Integrative Medical care. Please call 888-967-8898 to inquire about Acupuncture services and to schedule your first Acupuncture appointment. Please look at informative brochures available in the waiting room about Acupuncture and do not hesitate to ask questions.

Causes Of Headache

There are two types of headaches:

Primary Headaches include tension, migraine, cervicogenic, and cluster headaches and are not caused by other underlying medical conditions. More than 90% of headaches are primary.

Secondary Headaches result from other medical conditions, such as infection or increased pressure in the skull due to a tumor. These account for fewer than 10% of all headaches.

Descriptions of the Primary Headache Types:

1. Tension Headaches: are the most common, affecting more than 75% of all headache sufferers. As many as 90% of adults have had tension headaches.

Tension headaches usually involve a steady ache, rather than a throbbing one, are described as a feeling of pressure or tightening, may last minutes to days, affect both sides of the head, and and do not worsen with routine physical activity. It may also be accompanied by hypersensitivity to light and noise. Some people get tension (and migraine) headaches because of stressful events. Tension headaches may also be chronic, occurring frequently or daily.

Rebound Headache: Rebound headache may occur among people with tension headaches, as well as in those with migraines. It can be the result of taking prescription or nonprescription pain relievers daily or almost every day, contrary to directions on the package label. If prescription or nonprescription pain relievers are overused, headaches may 'rebound' as the last dose wears off--leading you to take more and more pills. This is a great reason to call your chiropractor. Break that cycle!

2. Cervicogenic Headaches:

Cervicogenic Headaches come from disorders of the neck. They are often brought on by neck movement and/or sustained awkward head positioning (such as painting the ceiling or washing the floor). There may also be stiffness in the neck or shoulder and arm pain accompanying the headaches.

3. Migraine Headaches:

Migraine Headaches are less common than tension headaches, but still afflict 25 to 30 million people in the United States As many as 6% of all men, and up to 18% of all women experience a migraine headache at some time.

Migraines may last 4-72 hours and involve the entire head. They can cause throbbing and are aggravated by routine physical activity.

Nausea, sensitivity to light and sound often accompany migraines. An "aura" may occur before head pain begins-- involving a disturbance in vision, and/or an experience of brightly colored or blinking lights in a pattern that moves across the field of vision. About one in five migraine sufferers experiences an aura.

Usually, migraine attacks are occasional, or sometimes as often as once or twice a week, but rarely occur daily.

4. Cluster Headaches:

are pretty rare, affecting about 1% of the population. They are different from migraine and tension headaches. Most cluster headache sufferers are male -- about 85%.

Cluster headaches come in groups or clusters lasting weeks or month. The pain is extremely severe but the attack is brief, lasting no more than a hour or two. The pain centers around one eye, and this eye may be inflamed and watery. There may also be nasal congestion on the affected side of the face.

These "alarm clock" headaches may strike in the middle of the night, and often occur at about the same time each day during the course of a cluster. A history of heavy smoking and drinking is common, and alcohol often triggers attacks.

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Headache Relief Assessment

The first, most important step toward full recovery and prevention of serious long-term health problems is an accurate diagnosis and assessment of your condition with a recommended treatment plan.

Consultation to include:
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  • Insurance evaluation, fees, and payment options

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*"​HAVE NO FEAR! DR. BENDER’S HERE! All my life, people have expressed their fear of the dreaded chiropractor twisting their body and cracking their bones in potentially dangerous ways. At Connecticut Spine & Health you receive only the most sophisticated and GENTLE treatment. The surprise is how effective it is. Dr. Bender’s technique of Atlas Orthology aligned my neck with an almost imperceptible touch. I have been troubled for three decades with crippling migraines. I would wake up in pain almost every morning. My visits to Dr. Bender have caused the headaches to disappear almost entirely! I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t experienced it. Also important to note is that the staff is friendly, efficient and professional. I recommend this practice highly; I have always had an excellent experience on every visit!"

Patricia M.L.

*"The only chiropractor who has helped the headaches I’ve had for too many years to count."

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*"Great secretary, great doctor, and great location!! Dr Bender always brings his A game! He is professional and personable and every experience has been a great one! I highly recommend!"
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*"Come to Dr Bender and you will have an experience unlike other doctors offices you have been to. Dr. Bender is extremely knowledgeable, kind, and patient with every patient. He will sit with you and explain to you exactly what he is doing and why. He will answer any questions you have. He really cares about each patient; it’s evident. His methodology has helped to improve me drastically. If you are considering coming to see Dr. Bender, I would strongly urge you to do so. You will not be disappointed!"
Julian W.

*"If you ever need a chiropractic (an amazing one) this is the place to go!

Dr. Scott Bender is THE MAN!!!!"
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*"Dr. Bender is very knowledgeable he truly takes his time to not only guide you on a healthier journey but to educate you on how your spine and brain health coordinate. Loved our visit. Thank you Erica, Dr Benders right hand."

JoAnn J.

Treatment Options

Chiropractors offer a drug-free, hands-on approach to healthcare that gets you feeling better quickly , safely, and effectively.

How Is a Headache Evaluated?

Early diagnosis and treatment are important in identifying the underlying cause for your headaches. In most cases, an in-depth history and physical examination will help determine this.

Once the cause has been identified, we will develop a specific management plan to help eliminate your pain based on your individual needs.

What Is the Treatment for Headaches?

Chiropractors treat patients with tension-type headaches and as well as headaches caused by problems with the joints and muscles in the neck.

Adjustments of the neck, along with stretching and strengthening exercises, have been demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of headaches. Massage and other forms of soft-tissue treatment can sometimes be helpful.

Scientists are also investigating other therapies, such as acupuncture, to prevent and treat this disorder.

Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, may be used for an occasional headache, but long-term use can lead to health complications such as gastrointestinal difficulties, liver problems, and kidney failure.

Contact Us

Dr. Scott Bender
Connecticut Spine & Health Center
111 High Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT 06905
Tel. (888) 967-8898


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