Migraine Medications - The Ugly Truth and What You Can Do About It

Anyone with migraines would be thrilled to hear that there is a cure for migraines, but that is not the case. A new treatment using Botox has gained popularity over the past year for migraine relief, but it has its limitations. The FDA regulated migraine treatment is explicitly for controlling chronic migraines and is not a cure. While many people have experienced some temporary relief using botox injections, it is not a viable long-term option.

Migraine Facts:

Migraines are now considered to be a neurological disease that is one of the most common conditions in the world. In America, it is estimated that as much as 12% of the population suffers from migraines on a regular basis.(1) To make matters worse, women are up to 3x as likely to have migraines in their lifetime.

Treatment Options:

Migraines are a unique condition that affects each individual person differently. They also give major headaches to all kinds of healthcare providers as the standard methods of treatment are limited in their success. As with the Botox, most treatment and drug options only provide temporary relief and do not correct the cause of the condition. This often leads patients to feel defeated and hopeless in their choices, which has spurred a market for natural migraine relief and treatment.

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A new look at an old problem:

As a migraine specialist, I see a variety of the options out there, and people come to me when nothing else has worked. I focus on the integrity of the upper neck, brain, and nervous system as they relate to migraines. By looking at the body first and the condition second, we offer patients something different and effective. By focusing on the proper alignment of the first bone in the neck known as the atlas, patients experience natural relief once we can achieve proper alignment.

When the atlas bone is out of its proper position, it has negative effects on the brain, nervous system, and even blood flow which all play a crucial role in the etiology of migraines. Clinical studies have shown that patients receiving upper cervical chiropractic care have not only experienced short-term relief but even resolution long-term.(2)

If you have tried many options with no results, I would love to see how we can help.


  1. Migraine Research Foundation. About Migraines. http://www.migraineresearchfoundation.org/about-migraine.html (accessed 4 March 2016).
  2. Elster EL. Upper cervical chiropractic care for a patient with chronic migraine headaches with an appendix summarizing an additional 100 headache cases. J Vert Sublux Res 2003;AUG(3):1-10

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NUCCA Chiropractic Care

What is NUCCA
The National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) is an organization of Doctors of Chiropractic dedicated to patient care, education and research.

Spinal health care using the NUCCA procedures focuses on detecting and correcting a small misalignment in the upper neck area. Gentle, non-invasive adjustments don’t require any turning, twisting or popping.

Your upper cervical spine (neck) area influences all areas of your body. Injury or chronic misalignments can cause headaches, migraines, neck pain, low back pain, weakness and more.

The NUCCA technique is currently offered by less than 1% of all the Doctors of Chiropractic.

Before the NUCCA procedure can be performed, I will sit down with you and discuss your history and symptoms. If I determine that NUCCA can help, a thorough examination and x-rays will be done. A complete report of your findings and treatment options will be discussed. 

First adjustment
Precision x-rays are taken of the spine before any treatment begins. The adjustment is performed with the patient lying on their side and the doctor applying a very light pressure behind the earlobe. A full demonstration can be seen on the video above.

The NUCCA procedure can be summed up with 5 major distinctions as compared to traditional Chiropractic:

  • Gentle adjustment to the neck with no turning, twisting or popping.
  • Precision x-rays to measure before and after corrections.
  • Total body posture and balance improvement
  • Greater stability to the spine
  • Hold adjustments longer with fewer visits

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