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Lisa P

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

I was dizzy and experienced numbness and tingling on the left side of my face, down my neck, left shoulder and arm, all the way to my left fingertips. The tingling also went up the back of my head. Dr. Carbone recommended that I go for an evaluation by Dr. Justin Roth, a chiropractor who specializes in the upper cervical spine. I was hesitant to have the first two vertebrae in my cervical spine adjusted given the fact that these protect the brain stem, but, I met Dr. Roth and found him to be very personable, professional, kind and a great listener. I was prepared to let him adjust me after listening to him speak about his work, getting a glimpse into upper cervical spine care by viewing a video in his office, and doing my own research. After a month of seeing Dr. Roth, the tingling and numbness in my face, shoulder, arm and fingertips disappeared. After a couple of months, the tingling up the back of my head disappeared and I was no longer dizzy. Another amazing thing occurred. I did not have a headache for one month! I was thrilled! I have been seeing Dr. Roth on a limited basis now and I feel great. In fact, I have been holding my adjustment for the last 4 months! My headaches are fewer and farther in between and are much less severe. I rarely take the prescription medication for pain which in itself is a great relief. I am a firm believer in the power of chiropractic medicine and would highly recommend Dr. Justin Roth Lisa P. February 4, 2011

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