What Causes Migraines?


A migraine is a headache that causes unsettling symptoms like  nausea, extreme light and sound sensitivity, visual disturbances, and  lots of pain.   

They can be triggered by:   

  • Tension and stress
  • Injuries and accidents
  • Spine-related issues
  • Poor posture
  • Prolonged screen usage (i.e., phones, tablets, laptops)
  • Problems that originate in your muscles, tissues, and nerves.

If  treatment has never worked, then the source of your pain might stem  from issues that may have beed overlooked, and medications can’t  permanently resolve.  

How do we diagnose Migraines?

The first step is always a thorough history, we need to know what you've been through to get you where you want. Although there may be a hormonal component, Migraines  can actually originate in your neck,  upper back, or even your shoulders. So the next thing we want to do  is locate the source of your migraines.

We do this by conducting a hands-on examination. After we identify  the movements that are causing your pain, we’ll examine the muscles and  ligaments in the affected area.

If necessary, we’ll use Digital X-Ray to take pictures of  your neck. These images can be used to confirm a diagnosis or rule out  causes before finalizing a treatment plan.

Migraines - Chiropractor in Vaughan, Ontario

Migraines - Chiropractor in Vaughan, Ontario

How do we treat Migraines?

Chiropractor in Vaughan, Ontario

Spinal adjustments

Specific, gentle realignment of the spine using hands on, droptable, and instrumentation to open nerves that may be the true cause of your pain.

Therapeutic Exercises

Specific to your condition and long term improvement, exercises will be done in office and at home to strengthen your body and spine into a new healthy version.

Whole body vibration

WBV provides added benefits to your care in better posture, improved circulation, muscle tone, metabolism, bone density and lymphatic drainage.

Denneroll Neck Orthotic

The Cervical Denneroll is a specialized spinal orthotic device that  is primarily used to improve the cervical curvature. Loss of your healthy spinal curves is one of the earliest contributors to poor function and degenerative spinal damage. By creating a specific, focused stretch it can improve movement, relieve muscle tension and assist in the correction of poor spine curves.The Denneroll had been developed through many years of research and is the best on  the market. 

Low Intensity Laser Therapy


Laser Therapy, is a  painless treatment which increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen,  and nutrients to the damaged area which is causing your pain. This  creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation,  swelling, muscles spasms, stiffness and pain. Each treatment of laser  can take anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes. 

 Sarita had been suffering from migraine headaches for 20 years.  When  taking pain pills like Tylenol and Aspirin did not help, she sought out  an alternative method in chiropractic.  After seeing Dr. Birk, she does  not experience migraine headaches.

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Atlantis Chiropractic & Wellness

8099 Weston road, Woodbridge,ON

(905) 264-9355