I have wrestled with almost-daily headaches and migraines for the past 15 years. In college, I would pop Advil like it was candy, but I didn’t know there was another solution.
One morning, when I woke with a migraine so bad that I couldn’t stop vomiting, a friend suggested that I see a chiropractor. 45 minutes later, the pain had decreased and the nausea was gone, but the within the week, the pain started coming back.
For years, I saw chiropractors whenever I was in pain, and it helped the symptoms, but the pain would return a couple of days later. In the past 15 years, I have seen 8 other chiropractors. They helped the pain, but it kept coming back.
6 months ago, I started working at Backfit, and became a patient as a result. I expected to receive the same types of treatment that I had received in the past. I was surprised when the Backfit doctors took an x-ray that revealed that my neck had no curve – meaning that there was a huge amount of pressure on my spine, which caused the migraines. The doctors focused on treating the cause of the problem, not just the symptoms. Their goal was to restore the proper curve to my neck so that I wouldn’t get headaches – not just treat them when they arose.
Through decompression, spinal molding, and regular alignments, I feel better than I have in 15 years. I no longer carry painkillers, and I often go weeks without a headache.