The Headache Doctor
Migraine and Other Headache Treatments
Chiropractic: A New Idea For Stopping Migraines
A migraine is a specific and severe type of headache that can seem debilitating without any relief in sight. Migraines come in a variety of types but commonly experienced symptoms are severe, one-sided pain, sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, feeling hot or cold, and vomiting. Some variations to migraines include only vision distortions/splintered vision but no pain, stomach pain, or they can mimic a one sided stroke.
A migraine is a neurovascular problem meaning that the neurologic controls of the blood vessels is wrong. Caffeine often helps migraines because it shrinks blood vessels for the short term. People often tell me that their headaches are genetic – that their mother or sister has had migraines. But even if other family members have headaches, it is not a jail sentence. If you get your head on straight, and change the nerve connections from the neck to the brain, your migraines will become less severe and less often. In some cases, prescription medication or OTC medications are no longer necessary.
In my office, I offer a drug free method. My therapy includes attention to physical structure of the head and neck, muscle spasms, posture, eating habits, and home and work environments. I use specialized diagnostic testing to evaluate your headache pain.
Located In beautiful Campbell, California
2020 S. Bascom Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008
Phone: (408) 866-8820
Hours: Mon/Wed/Fri 8:30 – 6:00. Tu/Thurs appt only. Sat/Sun Closed
Methods Of Treatment
Dr. Strauss does a complete consultation, history, and examination to understand what kind of migraine you have and what are the other complications if any. She uses diagnostic testing to check the nerve connection between your neck and brain. It shows the abnormal function that creates your migraine. She also analyzes your spinal alignment and muscular spasms that can contribute to the problem.
The top of you neck is the most important part of the nervous system that we can reach with an adjustment. Dr. Strauss uses a variety of unique adjustments in this area. Many DO NOT include any twisting or turning or “cracking” of the neck. Safety and precision are the 2 most critical aspects of your treatment. You can read more about Upper Cervical (upper neck) chiropractic at www.upcspine.com where real patients have discussed their unique cases. Dr. Strauss has had extra, post doctoral training to learn to adjust this critical area.
Posture & Home Care
You will learn exercises for both stretching and strengthening your neck. Posture improvement is critical to getting the most out of your treatment. Home care is designed for your unique case and history. In addition, Dr. Strauss can help you sort through all the products, supplements, exercise tools, and supports. There are many that help and many that don’t. The Headache Doctor Store has only the products that Dr. Strauss has researched and tried herself. She encourages all patients to inform her about the new things that come on the market and she researches new treatments and products herself.
Meet Dr. Strauss
Dr. Strauss has been treating headaches and migraines for years with some of the toughest cases sent to her. She extended her Doctoral degree with post-doctorate studies in upper cervical care.
I have suffered from migraines for about 8 years now. They began to get so frequent that I was missing a lot of work and missing a lot of life in general. I would spend probably 2-4 days a week for at least 1/2 a day in a dark room nauseous and withering in pain. I started seeing Dr. Strauss in December. By January I had noticed the migraine frequency had slightly decreased. Now in the middle of April I am getting approximately 2-4 migraines a month and can attribute them to hormones.
Dr. Stauss is so nice and very professional. She tells you what she is going to do and where she is going to touch so you feel very comfortable. And Holly is awesome. She is always so helpful and happy and very patient answering all my questions.
I highly recommend The Headache Doctor of Campbell!
Dr. Strauss helped me to get through some tough times with migraines. The treatment eased the pain and broke a 2 month cycle of migraines every day. The office has great energy and staff. I will continue to see Dr. Strauss but hopefully as maintenance adjustments and not from cycles of migraines. The office has great energy.
I have been suffering with daily headaches for 21 years. I’ve had it all – CT scans, MRI’s, regular chiropractic care, PAINFUL muscle stripping and massage therapy. I’ve done the Master Cleanse, and tried many dietary changes such as removing gluten from my diet, going to raw vegan to trying this herb and that supplement. I just started to think this was just the way it was going to be.
Dr. Strauss did a full evaluation with me including x-rays. After she had time to go over my paperwork and x-rays, she told me that basically my head wasn’t sitting on my spine straight. Who would have know that 1 mm could cause such issues?
After my first treatment my headaches started to significantly decrease. She also performed some trigger therapy on a grizzly knot I had near my left hip that had been plaguing me for about 2 years that even a regular chiropractor was not able to treat with weekly and sometimes bi-weekly treatments. Dr. Strauss was able to get rid of it in about 5 minutes.
Dr. Strauss has changed my life in a huge way – I will never go anywhere else. So if you are having headaches, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE HEADACHE DOCTOR OF CAMPBELL.