Migraine Treatment

If you are a person who struggles with migraine headaches, chances are you have tried many things in order to achieve pain relief. You may have taken over the counter medications or prescriptions and have probably been advised to try and recognize your personal migraine triggers in an attempt to avoid the symptoms of a migraine, including pain, light sensitivity, nausea, communication troubles, tingling, clumsiness, and visual disturbances. Specific triggers vary and may include things like stress, bright lights, noise, certain foods, smoke, changes in head or neck position, or even the weather. All too often people spend too much energy trying to chase down triggers they are supposed to avoid when in reality these things are not actually causing their headaches.migraine treatment from your chiropractor in marysville

Why a Migraine Happens

While various triggers are associated with a migraine, the cause has more to do with the brain stem, which is found near the top of the neck. For some people, the brain stem malfunctions and causes blood vessels to swell. This triggers various other things which ultimately results in a migraine. 

Misalignments can happen due to sleeping wrong, moving wrong, stress, sports injuries, car accidents, or even as a result of being born. Whether or not they ultimately cause a migraine, they are likely to cause discomfort.

How an Upper Cervical Chiropractor in Marysville Can Help

Because migraine headaches can be associated with misalignments, many people who have not had satisfactory results with medications seek out chiropractic care in order to achieve pain relief. It is important to note that general chiropractors don't have the same approach as those who use the Blair upper cervical method of chiropractic care. At Health First Chiropractic in Marysville, WA, our chiropractor, Dr. Robert Clarke, D.C. is trained in this gentle technique unlike many other chiropractors serving the Snohomish County area. 

How the Blair Upper Cervical Technique is Different

While general chiropractors evaluate the entire spinal column, those who use the Blair upper cervical method, like Dr. Clarke focus on the vertebrae at top of the neck near the brain stem, which is the source of most problems. By working to correct the problem at the source, the rest of the spinal column is granted to opportunity to heal itself naturally, which is the philosophy at the core of chiropractic care.

The developer of chiropractic, Dr. B.J. Palmer recognized that it is in these two vertebrae located in the neck, the atlas, and axis that there is potential to communicate with the nervous system and the billions of nerve fibers communicating with the brain. Those skilled in the Blair upper cervical method manipulate joint surfaces on a horizontal plane rather than a vertical one and don't work with intervertebral discs which can cause discomfort to more sensitive patients.

Call Health First Chiropractic Today!

If you suffer from migraines, back pain, or neck pain in Marysville, the Blair method of chiropractic care may be the key to the pain relief you've been looking for. Contact Health First Chiropractic at 360-658-1987 to schedule an appointment.


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  • "Dr. Clarke is the best in the business!!! He is knowledgeable, thorough, passionate, kind compassionate, and always professional. He worked me into his already busy schedule, when I was having severe vertigo, caused by a pinched nerve in my neck. Dr. Clarke had me back to good in just a few short weeks."
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  • "I have had a hard time finding relief for my back pain, I've been a chronic 7 for almost 5-6 years now (on a pain scale from 1 -10). After about 6-7 visits and after 3-4 adjustments, I was amazed to realize I no longer had any back pain. Dr. Clarke was careful about doing adjustments until he saw all my x-rays, which I appreciated, as my mid-back was literally like a 'brick' and I didn't want to get hurt in the process. He is very gentle with the adjustments and I'm still somewhat speechless tha"
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