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Upper Cervical Chiropractor
Dr. Justin Roth

355 New Britain Road

Kensington, CT 06037

P: (860) 505-7278
F: (860) 505-8145

Migraine Headaches


Migraine Headaches
If you are currently living with migraine headaches, you know the classic symptoms of intense pain, extreme sensitivity to light or sound, nausea, and vomiting. Some migraine sufferers also experience visual disturbances or auras, numbness, tingling, clumsiness, or have difficulty communicating.
Typical medical treatments consist of both over-the-counter and prescription drugs. However, if you have seen the drug ads on TV or read the Physician’s Desk Reference, you know that all of the common migraine drugs are potentially dangerous and can cause serious side effects.
Migraines can be triggered by a number of factors including stress, excessive light or sound, fatigue, hunger, diet, hormonal changes, weather changes, caffeine, cigarette smoke, head trauma, neck movements, and even the use of a low pillow. However, it is important to understand that these “trigger factors” do not cause migraine headaches.
Migraines & Upper Cervical Care
Upper cervical doctors receive extensive training and education in both the upper cervical spine and the brain stem. They use the latest technology to analyze and correct upper cervical misalignments and achieve predictable results that heal. The goal of upper cervical is to correct spinal misalignment and to restore normal function to the brain stem or nervous system, thus correcting the cause of migraines instead of treating the symptoms.
Can Upper Cervical Care Help You?

Dr. Seymour Diamond, Executive Director of the National Headache Foundation, has announced that new imaging techniques now allow scientists to identify what they believe to be a cause of migraines: a malfunctioning brain stem. When the brain stem, located near the top of the neck malfunctions, it increases the swelling of blood vessels surrounding the brain, setting up a chain reaction that results in a migraine headache.

A misalignment in the upper cervical spine (neck) can affect the function of the brain stem. This, in turn, can cause migraine headaches. Car accidents, sports or on-the-job injuries, physical or emotional stress, falls or even birth trauma can cause upper cervical misalignments.

For years, upper cervical doctors have been helping patients with migraine headaches. Results of upper cervical care have been so phenomenal that most migraine sufferers significantly improve in both the severity and frequency of their migraines.  Dr. Roth has helped many people with Migraine Headaches and other types of Chronic Headaches.  Read the long list of success stories below....

What our Patients have to say...

Sue C.


Chronic Migraines and Vertigo

I have been seeing Dr. Roth for Migraines and Vertigo. I have gone from daily occurrences of pain and dizziness to almost never. If I do have a symptom it is very minimal to what it was. Dr. Roth is a Cervical Chiropractor which is NOT the same as a "Chiropractor". Dr. Roth will cure you and not put a band-aid on your issues. I knew the minute I heard about the technique used and the first time he did the technique on me that this was something really, really good for me. I felt great from the first adjustment and every time I go I get better and better. The outcome is going to last for a ...

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Paula G.


Migraines Headaches

I've suffered from severe, persistent headaches for a good part of my adult life. These headaches prevented me from doing many things that I enjoy.
I consulted several doctors with different specializations and no one was able to explain the cause of my headaches or recommend a treatment that produced real, positive results ...

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Christina S.


Chronic Migraines

I used to get headaches most days out of the week, felt tired and dizzy. I dealt with this as long as I can remember. I started seeing Dr. Roth in October and I haven't had a headache since I started care with him...

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Cynthia N.


Chronic Migraine Headaches

The naturopathic physician whom I had started seeing two weeks prior referred me to Dr. Justin Roth in September.  I went to her for migraine headaches that were increasing in number and intensity.  I had been having problems with them for a few years but I was now getting them weekly and they would last for sometimes a few days and nothing seemed to help.  These headaches were affecting my quality of life and I was starting to think I would just have to live with them.  I had been to see my regular APRN...

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Diana S.


Migraines and Neck Pain

I was referred to Dr. Roth, a Cervical Specialist Chiropractor after a riding accident in February 2010.  I had a mild concussion and had injured my neck pretty severely. I had been going to my regular chiropractor for five weeks after the accident and I was not getting any better.   Luckily my chiropractor realized it must be my cervical spine and she referred me to Dr. Roth.  Before treating me, Dr. Roth ordered x-rays of my neck that showed my C-1 vertebrae, also known as the...

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Jonathan S.



I was getting headaches constantly for about a week and couldn’t figure out why.  So I went to Dr. Aresco who recommended Dr. Justin Roth.  I figured that it couldn’t hurt since nothing else was working.  And sure enough he was able to help.  The first time he adjusted me I felt instant results.  All the pressure around my head was gone and I was able to get back to work without any headaches.  From being his patient you learn a great deal about the nerves and spine; how they control your whole body...

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Elizabeth S.


Kidney Disorder, Migraines, Dizziness, Nausea

April 13th, 2010, I went to see Dr. Justin Roth after being referred by my naturopath for constant migraines.  Upon arrival, all the doctors, not just Dr. Roth, introduced themselves and explained the philosophy of chiropractic.  The atmosphere was very welcoming and peaceful, and made me feel at ease.  Before treatment, Dr. Roth gave my mother and myself an interactive lesson in order to help us understand what a subluxation is, how it...

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Karen M.


Frozen Shoulder, Chronic Headaches, and Hip Pain

I have always thought about Chiropractic care for my chronic hip pain and headaches. I never quite got there until I had an accident in July 2009 and broke the head of my humerus (shoulder fracture) in 2 places from a bad fall.I had been seeing Jill Massi upstairs in Massage Energy for about a year. She has been wonderful and helped provide a lot of relief from my chronic hip pain. The hip pain kept returning and she really felt it was time for me to see a chiropractor. She...

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Frank T.

Pressure in Head, Chest Pain, Asthma, Headaches, Neck and Low Back Pain

In late November 2010 I was involved in a serious rollover car accident. I suffered a life threatening Traumatic Brain Injury and luckily I pulled through. I was in physical therapy for months, and saw a barrage of doctors on a regular basis. It came to a point in my recovery that doctors couldn’t help me anymore. I told them about symptoms and they offered no answers other than “it will take time". I had severe headaches on a regular basis, lower back pain, pressure in my head that never went away, severe asthma, neck pain, and a pain in my chest coming from my sternum....

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Keith B.


Loss of Hearing, Migraine Headaches, Plantar Fasciitis, Disturbance in Skin Sensation

I was referred to Dr. Justin Roth by my primary care physician. I had been having trouble with plantar fasciitis in my right heel. I was an avid runner and found myself unable to get past this injury. I had seen the podiatrist and was given 4 cortisone shots with little to no long term relief; weeks of physical therapy did little to alleviate the pain I encountered...

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Jackie S.


Chronic Pain, Increasing Headaches, Vision Loss, Knee and Ankle Pain

If you're looking for a chiropractor, I highly recommend Dr. Justin Roth.

I met Dr. Roth in January 2013 and began treatment shortly after. Long story short, he straightened out my spine, from c1 on down, and got me back on my feet, doing what I love.

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Amanda A. 


I have been suffering from migraines for 20 years. It has been absolutely awful, the past 11 years especially. The headaches continued to get worse and worse to the point that I would have a migraine 50% of the time. Not only was it a struggle to be in such severe pain, but I was heartbroken over the lost time with my husband and daughter. I was not even capable to keep a full time job....

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Paul D.


Headaches, Dizziness, Fatigue

I was referred to Dr. Roth, a Cervical Specialist Chiropractor after complaining of frequent headaches, dizziness and lack of energy for over a year. I had been going to my regular chiropractor every 3 weeks as well as getting massages and I was not getting any better. Luckily my massage therapist realized it must be my cervical spine and he referred me to Dr. Roth. Before treating me, Dr. Roth ordered x-rays of my neck that showed my C-1 and C-2 vertebrae virtually completely out of alignment. My head was even tilted toward one side as I was overcompensating for the misalignment. I found myself looking on the internet in a panic mode at my symptoms which only made things worse.

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Ashley P.

Chronic Migraine Headaches

I must admit I was very anxious going to a chiropractor having never been to one before. My memories of accompanying my mom when I was younger never left me feeling warm and fuzzy. I knew I had scoliosis and ...

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Kathryn F.

Headaches Everyday for 7 ½ Years

After suffering from headaches for 7 ½ years, my family naturopath suggested I see Dr. Roth as my last chance since I had begun to give up the hope of living without daily headaches.  After just a few short visits I found my headaches reduced by 60%.  This has given me back hope and lowered my stress ....

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Mary S.

Chronic Migraine Headaches

For the majority of my life I've had problems with headaches.  I used to get migraines that would leave me incapacitated.  When I was exposed to light, intense sound, or a strong smell it would cause even more pain.  When I would get one of these headaches, I would have to rest in a completely dark, quiet room. Although they would most often come out of the blue and interfere with my everyday life, a change in air pressure would almost assuredly trigger a headache...

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Lisa P.

Dizziness, Chronic Migraine and Tension Headaches, Tingling and Numbness in the Face, Shoulder, Arm and Fingertips

I have been plagued with migraine headaches for approximately 30 years. My migraines begin by a visual disturbance known as an aura (flashing lights, zigzag lines, temporary blind spots) and occur about 30 minutes before the migraine pain begins. To be rid of them, I tried everything from changing my diet to biofeedback, all with limited results.I not only suffer from migraines but from tension headaches as well. Both types of headaches are very painful and the only relief I found was by...

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Kathryn D.

Migraine Headaches, Dizziness, Nausea, Difficulty Breathing and Swallowing, Extreme Fatigue, Right Shoulder Pain and Limited Movement

Can’t eat.  Can’t sleep.  Can’t breathe.  Can’t think.  Can’t focus.  I feel my heart skipping.  My pounding head.  Grinding my teeth away.  I am spinning when I don’t move.  My periods are awful.  Something is not right with me.  This is not me.  WHAT?  I should visit my regular doctor and talk to him about taking some anti-anxiety medication.  Seriously? I am 42 years old.  My life is full and very blessed.  Great job, great kids, great husband.  Financially sound.  Is there something...

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Alyssa L.


Before I became a patient of Dr. Roth, I had frequent migraines accompanied by strange symptoms such as vomiting, difficulty thinking of common words like my own name, numbness in one arm, spotty or tunnel vision, and feeling panicky. Throughout high school and my first years of college I tried changing my diet, deep breathing, getting 8 hours of sleep every night, etc. None of the treatments I tried ever helped and the symptoms were affecting my daily life. I often had to miss work, school, and social activities... 

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