Migraine Center of Boise
Welcome to the Migraine Center of Boise and the office of Dr. John Knowles, D.C. We utilize proven non-drug techniques which focus on restoring normal function to the body and relieving the symptoms of migraine headaches, tension headaches, and stress headaches while restoring your quality of life.
It is our goal at the Migraine Center of Boise to address the actual cause of the headache and not just merely mask the symptoms. Many who suffer from migraine headaches or tension headaches are told they will just to "live with them". We don't believe you have to just "live with them". Published research studies have shown that 22% of those individuals who were treated by specific non-drug techniques, such as those utilized in our office, experienced greater than a 90% reduction of their symptoms and that an additional 50% noted having significant improvement in their symptoms and the severity. That's over 72% of patients receiving life changing results!
Causes of Headaches
Testing focuses on discovering the true cause of your headaches and to determine the most appropriate way to address the problem and not just deal with your symptoms. Testing includes the following:
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Treatment Procedures Include the Following:
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Specific atlanto-occipital chiropractic adjustments are performed to address spinal mechanical irritation to the nervous system and the imbalances in spinal motion. Forward head posture is also addressed with these specific adjustments. These adjustments are unique when compared to standard chiropractic adjustments in that they focus on areas of the spine that are not as easily obtained with common adjustments.
Axial traction, coupled with isometric postural weight training, addresses forward head posture, which is quite common with those individuals suffering from headaches. The axial traction stretches and improves motion in ligaments and tendons that are restricted, maintaining poor posture.
Isometric Postural Weights
Postural Weights help retrain muscles, ligaments, and tendons to maintain proper head positioning and posture. This process helps strengthen tissues that have been damaged or strained from having to battle forward head posture.
Physiotherapy, rehab, and therapeutic exercises play an important part in providing symptom relief from migraine headaches as well as tension and stress headaches. They also provide the necessary building blocks to correcting the initial problem and restoring normal function to the body. These therapies also reduce swelling in the tissues.
Adrenal & Hormonal Therapy
When a hormonal imbalance is detected, simple nutritional supplements and dietary changes are recommended to provide specific nutrients that are required by the glands to promote normalization
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At-home care, including specific stretches and exercises, is also part of a comprehensive treatment program. These activities help strengthen weakened areas. "Do's & Don'ts" reduce the potential for exacerbation of your condition while the cause of your headaches is being addressed.
"In January my life changed drastically! The vibrant outgoing Lee Ann that most people knew was dead. Well, almost. With massive pounding headaches, constant nausea, and chronic fatigue attacking my body, I was as good as dead. A student who missed the average of three to four days a semester, I quickly missed 21 school days in six weeks. During this time, as if being sick wasn't enough, I was put through a wringer of tests which included an endoscopy, upper ultrasound, CT scan, and an MRI. Finally Idaho specialists were tired of see my face, so I was sent to the Portland Clinic for my spring break. After seeing two specialists in Portland who said nothing more could be done, one noticed that my neck and shoulders were extremely tight and suggested I get my neck manipulated. I was immediately sent to a chiropractor who found out my problem. But my neck was soon back out, so when I returned I went straight to Dr. Knowles who has done some miraculous work on my neck and back. My life is now back to normal, and I feel great!"
Lee Ann K.
"Since 2009 I was experiencing migraines almost everyday. I couldn't do anything without experiencing constant, mind-numbing pain. My life went from being outdoors skateboarding and riding my bike on the Greenbelt to sitting in one place at home with an ice pack on my head being miserable. I'd given up hope, and luckily I found Dr. Knowles earlier this year! I'm happy to say that my migraines are about 95% gone, and I can finally get back to living my life!"
"I've been getting migraines for the last 6 or so years, I'd get 4 to 6 in one month every month, since I've been coming to Dr. Knowles I've had maybe 3 migraines since June of 2015. It feels great to wake up and be able to do things instead of sleep my days away. I would recommend anyone who has migraines to come here. Honestly, one of the best decisions I've made."
Migraine Center of Boise
Dr. John Knowles, DC
8752 W. Overland Rd., Ste. 110 - Boise, ID 83709