Chiropractor located in University Place, WA


Migraines are debilitating headaches, often characterized by intense pulsating or throbbing pain. They’re neurological incidents effectively treated with chiropractic care, such as that provided by Peter Atkins, DC, of Atkins Chiropractic in University Place, Washington. If you need care for migraines, contact the office today to schedule an appointment or use the online tool to book a visit. 

What are migraines?

Migraines are intense, pounding headaches that typically occur on one side of the head. They often come with additional symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. 

Migraines can last for hours to days, significantly impacting daily activities and quality of life. If you experience migraines 15 times or more per month, they’re considered chronic. 

Various factors can trigger migraines, including hormonal changes, stress, dietary factors, environmental factors, and musculoskeletal issues such as spinal misalignments and muscle tension. 

How can chiropractic care help with migraines?

Chiropractic adjustments and techniques can: 

  • Correct spinal misalignments
  • Improve spinal function
  • Reduce muscle tension
  • Alleviate nerve irritation

As a result, chiropractic care helps ease migraine symptoms and reduces their frequency and intensity.

What chiropractic techniques are commonly used to treat migraines?

Chiropractors may use a variety of non-pharmaceutical techniques to treat migraines, including: 

  • Spinal adjustments
  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Therapeutic exercises

The Atkins Chiropractic team may also recommend lifestyle modifications and nutritional changes. 

What role does the cervical spine play in migraines?

Ultimately, successful migraine treatment hinges on identifying the root cause. Although conventional treatments like medication, Botox injections, and nerve ablation are common, their effects are temporary, failing to address the root issue.

Headaches are often linked to nerve interference in the upper neck, or the cervical spine. At Atkins Chiropractic, the team uses the Advanced Orthogonal Technique that involves percussion sound wave technology to realign the craniocervical junction. This method is gentle, precise, and offers enduring correction with proper care.

The team bases your treatment on X-ray analysis. The Advanced Orthogonal Technique adjusts the craniocervical junction to reduce nerve irritation and restore neck joint function. 

This approach yields long-term migraine relief. Following this treatment plan, many people have experienced years without headaches, free from medication or additional interventions.

How many chiropractic treatments will I need to feel relief from migraines?

How soon you experience relief from migraines through chiropractic care depends on your case, your adherence to the treatment plan, and your individual response to treatment. 

You may notice relief following just one or two chiropractic sessions, or it may take several sessions to achieve significant improvement. 

Communicate your progress with the Atkins Chiropractic team so they can adjust your plan accordingly.

If you struggle with migraines, call Atkins Chiropractic today or use this website to book an appointment.