Migraines, back pain, stress? How a chiropractor can help

9:05 AM, Jan 24, 2020
9:07 AM, Feb 03, 2020

When you’re in pain or overwhelmed with work, family, or life in general, finding relief can be tough.
A great way to deal with all of it — the headaches, the body aches, the stress — is by visiting a chiropractor.
“You may be searching for pain relief after an accident, experiencing an injury, or if you suffer from a specific condition like chronic back pain or a spinal condition,” Activated Life Chiropractic & Wellness says. “Even if you are looking to improve your overall health, our chiropractor can help you attain your everyday wellness goals.”
Here are a few issues you may be experiencing, and how a chiropractor can help.

Back and neck pain

If you suffer from back or neck pain, you know how it throws off your day. You either must sit in a specific position or are uncomfortable in every position. Luckily, there is a solution.
“My chiropractic office is unique in the fact that I use an adjusting instrument called the Activator,” Dr. Justin Stilson says. “It is a low force style of adjusting the spine.”
The Activator is a low-force, high-speed instrument that helps with adjusting the vertebrae and extremities. When Dr. Stilson analyzes your leg length and neurological challenges, it helps him determine where to adjust.
That means your treatment will be individualized to deal with your specific pain, and you can finally get a reprieve.


Nothing is worse than a headache that won’t let you think, and that sticks around for hours or days.
You’ve likely tried everything, from pain pills to deep breathing to long naps, to no avail. Not only are you not alone — 9 out of 10 Americans suffer from headaches, according to the American Chiropractic Association — but there is a way out.
Chiropractic care improves migraines, according to research in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Other types of headaches can be treated, too.
“Research shows that spinal manipulation — one of the primary treatments provided by doctors of chiropractic – may be an effective treatment option for tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck,” the ACA says.


It may surprise you to learn that visiting the right kind of chiropractor can help you deal with stress.
“I can work on stress that might be manifesting into the tissues,” Dr. Stilson says. “We all lead very stressful lives, and my office is unique, as it addresses those physiological stressors of life.”
He uses an evidence-based neuro emotional technique that addresses the natural stress response of your body.
“Sometimes the natural neuropeptides (special proteins that make up the stress hormones) get into the tissues and become trapped there,” Activated Life Chiropractic & Wellness says. “Using a manual muscle test and a series of questions we can address that ‘stuck’ stress response.”

Other aches

No matter what type of pain you have, a chiropractor may be able to help.
“Some things that may surprise people about chiropractic is that we can work on extremities, as well,” Dr. Stilson says.
He recommends the Activator and myofascial release to help with the spine and extremities. Your myofascial layer encloses your muscles and is sensitive to trauma, and myofascial release will address any trauma and help your body to heal.
Whatever your pain, you deserve a treatment that is right for you.
“Each patient is unique, and I work with them specifically for whatever issue they are working through,” Dr. Stilson says.
For more information about how a chiropractor can help you, or to make an appointment, visit ALCWDrStilson.com.

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