Your Roadmap to Headache Relief Lies in the Hands of a Headache Specialist
Migraine and chronic headache sufferers come to Atlas Chiropractic of Boulder when pain management programs offered by other headache specialists fail to deliver results. Dr. Alison Bremner's expertise in upper cervical spine and nerve anatomy and her experience connecting past physical trauma to ongoing symptoms offers her patients with alternatives to prescription pain treatments and hours spent in darkened, silent rooms.
While headaches may be symptomatic of underlying problems—many of which are treatable at Atlas Chiropractic—they're often the direct result of spine and tissue damage in the neck area. Dr. Bremner can address the issues that medications only (barely) mask using advanced chiropractic techniques reserved for cervical spine specialists.
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What is Cephalalgia?
The name might sound like a name for a prehistoric landmass, and when you're suffering a migraine attack you may feel like continental plates are grinding against one another inside your head. Cephalalgia is the general term for headaches, and after thousands of years exploring human anatomy and medical science, we as a species still consider our brains to be the "final frontier".
But we do know enough to map out the correlation between headaches and whole-body health, past traumas and current headache symptoms, and how certain nerves located in our head and spine interact with the brain to cause debilitating pain.
The trigeminal nerve is the face's main sensory processing passageway, and trigeminal neuralgia is pain and unpleasant sensations caused by pressure or damage to this important nerve. On occasion, trigeminal neuralgia can mimic migraine headaches, and it's sometimes misdiagnosed as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). If you experience twitching, tightness, intermittent but sharp pain, or a sensation of shock on either side of your face, your trigeminal nerve may be the cause.
Why are Headaches so Difficult to Treat?
The first step in treatment is getting an accurate and timely diagnosis. Given that there are so many contributors to cephalalgia—major, minor, and micro spine traumas, environmental stressors, underlying illnesses, even medications given for other health problems—headache specialists have to rule out as many root causes as possible. This takes time, trial, and error, and prescription medication serves as a stopgap in the meantime. Medications may include over-the-counter pain medications, anticonvulsants, antidepressants, and other compounds that modify the neurological system. And as with any medication, side effects may complicate wellness.
In reality, there is no such thing as a "side effect". You choose a medication for its ability to address one symptom, keeping in mind that its other benefits or drawbacks can create or complicate others.
Most headache sufferers, once they've ruled out the "big, scary" diseases associated with headaches (stroke, cancer, or aneurysm) continue to live with chronic cephalalgia as a fact of life. Yes, headaches and migraines are relatively common—we all know people who can commiserate—but we don't have to give up and "just deal with them", as contemporary western medicine indicates.
If you're suffering chronic migraines, headaches, or trigeminal neuralgia, a visit to a neck and headache specialist can fast-track you to a pain-free, more productive life.
Who are Dr. Bremner's Patients?
Over her decade in practice as a cervical spine specialist, Dr. Bremner has gained worldwide acclaim among patients and pain specialist practitioners. A competitive athlete herself, she understands how trauma to the spine, joints, and neurological system continue to affect our wellness years after the initial injury.
While Atlas Chiropractic of Boulder sees our fair share of locals, we have patients who travel from Scandinavia, Canada, the United Kingdom. and other U.S. states for focused treatment and maintenance adjustments.
I have had migraines for over 20 years and have tried every medication. I continued to put on weight and had weekly debilitating migraines. I had to go to the ER at least 5 times a year. On my road to recovery, I kept hearing about Dr. Bremner and how she helped people. After many personal stories about her treatments, I brought my son and I to see her. We have had amazing results. My neck feels great, I have more energy and less depression and I can sleep. I am more positive and happy and no migraines after a few weeks of treatment. I am so happy to have found this place. Migraines are a side effect of something wrong, and I found help. Thank you Dr. Bremner.
— Todd A.
Dr. Bremner is awesome, skilled and knowledgeable. I walked in for my first visit with previously diagnosed cervicogenic headaches and neck pain after a car accident when I was 16, but these have significantly decreased with my continued very attentive and focused care. Thank you Dr. Bremner, you rockstar!!!
— Shahlaye G.
I was having headaches and oftentimes migraines every day for a long time. After seeing Dr. Allison for just a few sessions, the migraines decreased significantly. Highly recommend!
— William B.
Are You Ready for Headache Relief?
There's no reason to spend your pain-free time worrying about when the next migraine is going to strike. Call to schedule a free phone consultation in which you and Dr. Bremner will map out a plan for your cephalalgia treatment.