Migraine Relief In Chapel Hill

Can Dr. Cosmas Leigh, Chiropractor, Help with Migraines?

Migraines and headaches are serious and affect too many people in the Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Durham areas. If you’re not sure if you have had a migraine or not, then chances are you probably have not had one. The pain can be excruciating and for many patients, it leaves them unable to function. Most patients need comprehensive care to conquer their headaches for good. that is where Dr. Cosmas Leigh comes in. It’s important to find the source of what’s causing the problem and then alleviate it.

At Leigh Brain & Spine, the doctors use state-of-the-art technology like qEEG Brain Mapping and Neurofeedback “Brain Training” in addition to Chiropractic care to solve your migraine pain with long-lasting results. This is how it works. First, you have a qEEG Brain Map performed that shows you, with your very eyes, how your brain is performing. migraines and chronic headaches are associated with a brain pattern that has been on “overdrive” for a long time. It is easy to see the pattern on your brain map. Dr. Leigh walks you through it and makes sure you understand. Then, you have a spinal assessment performed. If nerves in your neck are being blocked from flowing properly, the result is pain. this blockage of nerve signals can be caused by tense muscles that go along with the overdrive brain pattern. Many times it is all related. Dr. Leigh will show you how. After your evaluation results are discussed, then Chiropractic adjustment can be used to re-align your spine so the nerves flow freely and Neurofeedback “Brain Training” can be used to help your brain became relaxed and focused. When your brain comes down from the overdrive pattern, it is able to use proper, ideal processing speed and headaches and migraines go away. Thus, it is a simple 3 step process at Leigh Brain & Spine:

  1. Have your qEEG Brain Map performed to see how your brain can perform better to get rid of the pain.
  2. Evaluate if nerves are being blocked in your neck causing headaches and pain.
  3. Relax while the state-of-the-art treatments do all the work for you.

How are Migraines and Headaches Treated?

The kind of treatment for headaches you need will depend on what is causing the problem. Our team will work diligently to find the source of your headaches. The source of headaches can be coming from brain functioning or spinal misalignments. Once the source is found the solution is close at hand.

It has been shown that aligning the spine is highly effective at helping people with both headaches and migraines when spinal misalignment is the cause. If the spine moves out of position it can put pressure on the surrounding nerves. This pressure can result in many problems, but it can also result in headaches. When the spine is aligned and pressure is removed from the nervous system, it can prevent migraine headaches from occurring.

Headaches and migraines can also occur due to dysregulation of the way that the brain is functioning. The brain is designed to use energy in a variety of ways to regulate a person’s state effectively. If the brain is dysregulated in that use of energy and is using it too high or too low migraines and headaches can result.

Don’t suffer from headaches and migraines. At Leigh Brain & Spine in Chapel Hill, Dr. Cosmas Leigh will help you understand the cause of your condition, and the treatment necessary to fix it.

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Chiropractors FAQ

Do Chiropractors adjust all patients the same way?

No. The chiropractor evaluates each patient’s unique spinal problem and develops an individual course of care. In fact, there are many different chiropractic techniques and the chiropractor will decide which is best for each patient. The recommendations made by a chiropractor are based upon years of training and experience. Each patient’s care is uniquely different from every other patient.

Can a person who had back surgery see a chiropractor?

Yes. It’s an unfortunate fact that up to half of those who had spinal surgery discover a return of their original symptoms months or years later. They then face the prospect of additional surgery. This too common occurrence is known as “Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.” Chiropractors may help prevent repeated back surgeries. In fact, if chiropractic care is initially utilized back surgery can often be avoided in the first place. Some chiropractors specialize in serving those people who have had previous back surgeries and are still in pain. Spinal Decompression Therapy can be the most effective course of treatment for such a person.

Can I adjust myself?

No. Since a chiropractic adjustment is a specific force, applied in a specific direction to a specific joint, it is virtually impossible to adjust oneself correctly and accurately. It is possible to turn or bend or twist in certain ways to create a “popping” sound that sometimes accompanies a chiropractic adjustment. Unfortunately, this type of joint manipulation is usually counterproductive, often making an already unstable spine even more unstable, and can sometimes be dangerous. Adjusting the spine is not for amateurs.

Can I tell if my spine is out of alignment?

Not always. A misalignment is like a dental cavity–you may have it for a long time before symptoms appear. That’s why periodic spinal checkups are so important. Although it may be possible to know you have a misalignment, it is rarely possible to be sure you don’t. Regular spinal checkups are always a good idea, and they promote good health from the inside out.

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About Dr. Cosmas Leigh

Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Cosmas Leigh, D.C. is a pioneer in Spinal Decompression to treat spinal stenosis, herniated discs, bulging discs, and disc degeneration. Dr. Leigh was the first in his region to include the state-of-the-art DRX 9000c Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression system to his practice to reduce pain and restore function for people of all ages.