Migraines Linked to Spine

 

Seibert Chiropractic was opened because your doctor suffered from migraines. She was in a car accident which resulted in her having chronic migraines. The headaches were so bad that she would miss days at work and missed out on activities in her life. She tried everything from medications, to MRIs, she was even seeing a neurologist. She no longer wanted to be on medication, as they were not helping, a friend suggested chiropractic, she decided to start researching chiropractic care.  After about six months of seeing a chiropractor she was able to feel the onset of a migraine, get an adjustment and continue with her day. After about a year of care she stopped having migraines, not even tension headaches. She does still keep up on maintenance care, yes your chiropractor still gets adjustments, because she believes proper alignment keeps her body healthy.

Headaches are a pain in the neck, literally. Your neck alignment has a lot to do with your headaches. There is reason we ask if you have headaches, Dr. Seibert will look more into your neck, occiput and TMJ. Often when these are out of alignment you can be pinching nerves, or not allowing the proper blood supply to your head.* With proper adjustments you may be headache free, without having to take medications. Some people even find that chiropractic care can allow you to have longer time of relief with their headaches than other headache treatments.

A study done of over 127 migraine sufferers that had routine chiropractor adjustments had fewer headaches and took less medication. ** Most doctors will agree that being properly aligned gives the body the ability to reduce stress. The reason behind this is when your body is out of alignment it has an effect on your nerves which can cause pain in the head. When you have proper spinal function your head is supported properly and it will help improve circulation and lessen nerve irritation.  

Migraines affect over 30 million people in the United States. Over 90% of people who suffer from migraines miss out on work. It is said that millions of dollars is lost due to people not being able to work. Over 5 million people go to the hospital due to their headache symptoms.*** Do you really want to be one of them? Start by getting regular adjustments, see a massage therapist, or ask us about cranial work. You don’t have to suffer.

*http://www.trychiropracticfirst.com/headaches.php

**https://migraine.com/complimentary-and-alternative-therapies/chiropractic-therapy/

***https://migraine.com/migraine-statistics/

 

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Why Custom Orthotics

Why should you have custom orthotics?

Have you complained of low back pain or said that your knees are bothering you? It could be due to the lack of support in your shoes. Most shoes do not have the correct support in them. Even if you have bought shoe inserts before sometimes they still do not help your feet because everyone’s needs in an orthotic differ. Plus, store bought inserts only help your main arch; but did you know there are three arches in your foot?

Orthotics bought at the store only offer more support to your medial arch – this arch absorbs the majority of the shock of impact while walking, jumping or running. The issue is the human foot needs the lateral arch to be supported as well – located along the outside of the foot. Having proper support for this arch is necessary for good alignment, but it is missing in store bought orthotics. The third arch is the metatarsal arch – if this isn’t supported properly there can be  a buildup creating hard calluses under the arch. If this not supported correctly you could develop plantar fasciitis.

Custom orthotics are designed for the specific needs of your foot and your body’s health. They create the support you need during static (standing) and dynamic (walking or running) movements. Custom orthotics also give you great shock absorbency and will help your adjustments last longer. They are made with your three arches in mind and balance out the asymmetry between your feet. Your feet are not identical and one size does not fit all.

If you are still not convinced that custom orthotics are for you – here is a testimonial from one of our staff members.

“I have used custom orthotics since I started at Seibert Chiropractic. At first I thought it wasn’t necessary, I didn’t have any pain in my feet or knees. I have always had some hip problems and low back pain due to a dance background, but I never thought it was from my feet. I just felt it was because I over worked my joints and asked my body to do movements that were not natural for it. Since using my orthotics I have noticed a huge difference in my posture, alignment and my low back pain, and the best part I no longer have a popping hip joint! I highly recommend custom orthotics to anyone that answered yes to the questions above!” –Nicole, C.A. Seibert Chiropractic.