I know first hand about migraine headaches, and how they can suck the life out of you. I decided to become a chiropractor because of my amazing experience as a chiropractic patient suffering with debilitating migraine headaches.
I had tried everything, including various pain killers, miracle headache cures, muscle relaxers, ice, heat, meditation, acupuncture, you name it. I had x-rays, MRI films, hearing tests, CAT scans, blood tests, sinus exams, and visited every kind of medical specialist under the sun. Nobody could figure out what was wrong with me...it was not much fun.
At the time I was young...I had just finished school and was starting what I thought was going to be a life long career in the financial markets. Now...here I was bedridden, unable to work, unable to work out, unable to socialize...taking pain pills all day.
Well...a client of mine was a very successful chiropractor. He had no idea that I was suffering with headaches...because they had just come out of the blue...and I did not think to contact him. In fact...a chiropractor was the last person I thought I needed to see considering I was being told I may have a brain tumor and to brace for the worst.
Anyway...he contacted me at home and told me to get my but down there so he could check me out. Heck...at this point I would have tried anything. Well...the rest is history.
I must say though, I was very skeptical in the beginning.
At first I did not believe what was happening. When I started to feel better I thought it was just a coincidence I happened to be getting chiropractic adjustments...and that the headaches were going away on their own. So I stopped after 5 or 6 visits...then the headaches came back. Well, now I thought the chiropractic didn't work.
Needless to say I was not the most cooperative patient in the world. But I came back with my tail between my legs and stuck out the treatment. As it turned out I had pinched nerves in my neck and Vertebral Subluxations (this is what chiropractors treat)...a primary cause of tension and migraine headaches.
I could not believe the turnaround and I really got into the chiropractic lifestyle and philosophy. I had just got my life back without drugs or surgery...which is where I thought I was heading.
So here we are 25 years later and I have helped thousands of migraine headaches sufferers return to more normal lives with chiropractic care. Has every single San Francisco Chiropractic patient I have treated for headaches gotten better...NO...just the overwhelming majority of them.
I know there are all sorts of causes of headaches and migraine headaches that are beyond the scope of chiropractic...but I also know what happened to me. And over the past 20+ years as a chiropractic student and doctor, I have witnessed similar miracles over and over again.
It's easy to get caught in a downward spiral with migraine headaches because of the way they effect you. So when you pull out of it from chiropractic...most often quickly...it can seem like a miracle...believe me I know. But the truth of the matter is this...It's business as usual at the local chiropractor...and miracles happen every day.
So if you are suffering with tension headaches or migraine headaches, or you know somebody that is...your next move should be to the chiropractor.