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....
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.Read More
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. Last year, several friends and co-workers recommended Dr. Roth. I went to see Dr. Roth last summer and I was very impressed with his knowledge and professionalism.Read More
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. I have felt move energized and even a lot happier. Dr. Roth is not only great at what he does, but is an exceptional human being. He genuinely cares about each and every one of his patients. I'm thankful every day to have found a doctor as wonderful as Dr. Roth.
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.Read More
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 Atlas vertebrae was shifted out of alignment.Read More
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.Read More
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 & explained the philosophy of chiropractic. The atmosphere was very welcoming & peaceful, & made me feel at ease. Before treatment, Dr. Roth gave my mother & myself an interactive lesson in order to help us understand what a subluxation is, how it is diagnosed, & how it is treated. After one treatment, all my symptoms went away – including my headaches, dizziness, & nausea.Read More
Karen M.Frozen Shoulder, Chronic Headaches, and Hip Pain
I have always thought about Chiropractic care for my chronic hip pain & headaches. I never quite got there until I had an accident in July 2009 & 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 & helped provide a lot of relief from my chronic hip pain. The hip pain kept returning & she really felt it was time for me to see a chiropractor. She would get my hip in alignment but it just would not hold for any long period of time & the pain would return.Read More
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 & luckily I pulled through. I was in physical therapy for months, & 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 & 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, & a pain in my chest coming from my sternum.Read More
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. Long story short, I had run out of options. I was not very optimistic that chiropractic visits would get my heel condition back on track.Read More
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. Running. Without pain. Something my Orthopedist told me years ago I'd never do again. Needless to say, I'm beyond thankful for Dr. Roth and those who work with him in his office.
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. I searched for treatment over the years from nearly every possible outlet. I tried every medication and visited numerous neurologists. Nothing stopped the frequency.Read More
Paul D.Headaches, Dizziness, Fatigue
I’ve been suffering from chronic headaches, sporadic dizziness and a general feeling of being “off” for over a year now. It was affecting my general mood and patience level for a long time. Having a stressful office job, and then coming home to my young boys and another on the way, I needed to do something to get myself back on track so that I would feel good enough to keep up with my busy schedule. I had been seeing my regular chiropractor every 3 weeks as well as getting regular massages, and the adjustments were just not helping me get back to feeling even close to 100%.Read More
Mary S.Severe Headaches, Dizziness, Neck Pain, Low Back Pain
If there were a 6 out of 5 star option, I'd give Roth Family Chiropractic 6 stars. In every square inch of the office, you can sense Dr. Roth's professionalism, expertise, and - most importantly - how much he cares about his patients and his practice. I'm not kidding, even the bathroom is pristine. What makes Roth Family Chiropractic unique amongst chiropractors is the sense of empowerment that you feel as a patient. Dr. Roth doesn't merely treat you, he takes the time to educate you so that you understand your treatment and so that you can advocate for yourself.Read More
Kathryn D.N.Migraine Headaches, Dizziness, Nausea, Difficulty Breathing and Swallowing, Extreme Fatigue
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 I am missing? How is it that at the most relaxed part of my 42 years I am now afflicted with these things?Read More
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 was getting migraine headaches 3-4 times a week. It became the norm to deal with living with these headaches. What I didn't realize is with proper care I could feel better and not have to suffer. I had a 15 degree scoliosis, and now after treatments am no longer classified as having scoliosis! That's amazing. I rarely get migraines anymore either. I really wish I had discovered Dr. Roth and upper cervical care sooner.Read More
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 levels more than I could have wished for.
Lisa P.Dizziness, Chronic Migraine and Tension Headaches, Tingling and Numbness in the Face, Shoulder...
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 taking a powerful prescription medication which I do not like to do. In the spring of 2010, I injured my neck in the gym.Read More
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. Luckily, my father referred me to Dr. Roth after hearing how Dr. Roth had helped a woman who had migraines.Read More