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Welcome to LifeForce Chiropractic

Your Auburn Chiropractor

For more information or to schedule an appointment with our Auburn chiropractor, call (253) 269-0261 today!

Dr. Skylar Gemmer, Dr. Rustin Schreiner, and Dr. Vanessa Wise are chiropractors serving Auburn and the surrounding area. Our chiropractors and the rest of the welcoming team at LifeForce Chiropractic are committed to providing chiropractic solutions to address your unique needs, whether you are experiencing back pain, neck pain, headaches, or even muscular tightness and tension. 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. Even if you're looking to improve your overall health, our chiropractor can help you attain your everyday wellness goals! Visit our testimonials page to find out what our patients are saying about our Auburn chiropractor and our chiropractic care plans.

At your first visit to LifeForce Chiropractic, our doctors will explain how chiropractic care works and give you a full evaluation to see if our chiropractic solutions are a good fit to address your needs. If there is a good fit, we can customize a plan of chiropractic care for your condition and health goals.

If you have not been to a chiropractor before and want to find out more, please Email Us or call (253) 269-0261 to receive the answers to your questions from our experienced team. We also welcome referrals, so we invite you to use the "Send to Friend" link to share our chiropractic and wellness information with your friends and loved ones.

If you would like to stay informed about the latest in chiropractic care or if you want to start receiving free articles about health and wellness news, subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter, even if you are not a patient. We also offer a member wellness area which includes our animated exercise videos, wellness articles, and other healthcare resources. 

Dr. Skylar Gemmer | Dr. Rustin Schreiner |Dr. Vanessa Wise
Auburn Chiropractor | LifeForce Chiropractic | (253) 269-0261

1118 Outlet Collection Way SW Suite 101
Auburn, WA 98001

Migraines- Article One

What Causes Migraines?

    What causes migraines? Experts in the field including those involved in research still have a difficult time explaining what causes migraines. In the past they believed it to be a dilation and constriction of blood vessels in the brain 1 . However, more recently research has pointed not to blood vessels but to nerves.

    In fact researchers now believe that migraines are a neurological disorder involving nerve pathways and brain chemicals 1 .

    The severity and amount of neurological symptoms with a headache can most likely then be pointed to as a migraine as the cause. The headache itself is usually painful it can be one sided or multisided 1 . Often times migraine sufferers will say it occurs in the same place each time, behind the eyes for example.

    Accompanying neurological symptoms that occur before a migraine hits are known as auras. These “auras” are actually warning signs that many migraine sufferers will experience before a migraine occurs. Auras will let the person know that a migraine is most likely coming soon and to prepare for it. Typical auras can be a certain smell that occurs before hand or a taste. Another type of aura that is typical is seeing something different such as a light disturbance 2 .

    Often times dizziness or nausea will accompany these auras and can occur before or during a migraine. There are certain triggers that researchers believe may lead to or cause migraines. Certain foods, alcohol consumption or even hormonal changes can bring on a migraine attack 2 .

    It is important to note that as migraines are now thought to be neurological in nature, working with those health care professionals who deal in neural sciences is the best place to start for those who suffer from migraines.

    Pressure at the base of the skull caused by Foundational Shifts in the upper neck is an incredibly common cause of migraine headaches. A Structural Chiropractor focuses on those Foundational Segments in the spine that are often the key to correcting the underlying cause. Structural Chiropractors use functional testing and structural radiographs to determine if any of the vertebra of the spine or skull are out of alignment. If it is found that specific Foundational Segments, especially the upper neck are moderately shifted, it may be the primary condition leading to the migraine attacks. 

    Our chiropractic clinic looks at these foundational shifts and the resultant pressure and inflammation on different nerves. If these nerves, which are vital for the body to function normally, are not able to work properly due to a spinal misalignment- this is a serious issue. Aligning the vertebrae that have shifted out of place in the spine, especially those Foundational Segments, will relieve inflammation and pressure being put on those vital nerves allowing the brain and body to function optimally once again. 

    Are your migraines caused by a Foundational Shift? Don’t let your headaches take another day of your life, we’re here to help! 


        1. http://migraineresearchfoundation.org/about-migraine/what-is-migraine/

        2. https://migraine.com/what-is-migraine/

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I started going to Dr. Skylar for chiropractic care a few months ago, and never knew I could feel so good! Dr. Skylar is very caring, gentle , knowledgeable, and the atmosphere at Life Force Chiropractic is fun and friendly.

Linda F.

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