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Headaches/Migraines in Marietta

person with headacheHeadaches affect millions of people every year. While most are easily remedied with over-the-counter medications, chronic headaches are a real problem for many people. Migraines are often assumed to just be bad headaches. Not so!

Migraine pain is one of the worst types of naturally occurring pain people experience. While both stem from the upper cervical region of the spine, migraines are more debilitating than common tension headaches.

What Are Some Symptoms?

Migraines can last from a few hours to days, leaving the person unable to perform daily functions. Migraine symptoms are much worse than a regular headache, including

  • Vision problems
  • Vertigo
  • Tightening of the muscles in the neck and shoulders
  • Nausea
  • Extreme light sensitivity

In some cases, patients have to lie down in a dark, quiet room to get relief from the pain.

As with any patient, Dr. Berner does an in-depth exam, including a special set of X-rays that allows him to see the patient’s unique structure in 3-D. The angles are computed for each patient; everyone is different.

Dr. Berner doesn’t need to differentiate between the two for his diagnosis. Having a misalignment in the upper cervical area affects the brainstem, which may cause several neurological issues. It can affect blood flow to the brain and also the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF.)

Dr. Berner locates the misalignment and corrects it, re-centers the head, and restores the spine to its normal state. Many patients experience almost instant results, but most will get relief within 24-48 hours of their adjustment. He warns this is only true if the problem originated from the spine, or was a result of living with a misaligned spine.

Here are 5 tips that might help you avoid migraines:

  • Have regular chiropractic adjustments to correct spinal alignment and pressure in the upper neck
  • Remove dietary neurotoxins (artificial colors, sweeteners, and preservatives)

  • Increase water intake
  • Increase quality sleep
  • Engage in regular exercise and cardio activity

Get Started Today

If you’ve tried everything to manage your headaches or migraines without results, isn’t it time to try evidence-based care? Contact our office today and book your appointment.


Headaches/Migraines Marietta GA | (770) 726-9968