Migraine and Headache Specialist, Dr. Andrew Kiper
Nearly 30 million Americans suffer from the often debilitating symptoms caused by migraines/headaches. At Lakeside Spine & Wellness, Dr. Andrew Kiper and Dr. Samuel Pare, Chiropractic Physicians, provide fast effective treatment for most headaches and migraine pain. Check out our patient testimonials and see the amazing success stories from our headache patients.
Most headaches stem from the neck and can be treated with movement. Many migraine patients have tried numerous treatments such as diet changes, medication, injections, and visits to neurologists and can be easily fixed with end-range head movements or therapeutic positions.
Migraines Q & A
What Is a Migraine? A migraine is a painful headache with neurological features. It can have a genetic component and tends to affect women more than men. Migraines can be debilitating for many people. Many headaches can last several days at a time. Migraines can occur with an aura, which precedes the headache or occurs almost simultaneously, and includes neurological symptoms like flashing lights. Many migraines can be mechanical in nature, meaning they stem from the neck and can be easily fixed with the proper neck exercise.
How Do Migraines Differ From Other Headaches? The biggest difference between migraines and other kinds of headaches is neurological symptoms. Patients with migraines may have visual disturbances like flashing lights, blurred vision, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines are often accompanied by nausea and vomiting. People with migraines may also develop dizziness, numbness, and weakness of the face or extremities, or (rarely) temporary paralysis.
How Can Chiropractic Help Migraines? Numerous studies have shown upper cervical manipulation performed by an experienced chiropractor can reduce the duration and severity of a migraine, especially when performed at the onset of symptoms. Movement therapy is another tool that has been proven beneficial in preventing and treating migraine headaches. Some patients also find relief with acupuncture and supplementation. Chiropractic Physicians Dr. Andrew Kiper and Dr. Samuel Pare would love to talk to you about your chronic headaches and ways to eliminate them today!