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The Pittsburgh Migraine Challenge kicked off nearly ten years ago and has since served over 2,800 sufferers. Together, we are the highest reviewed migraine doctors in the region. 
 

We know what it’s like to suffer from debilitating migraines. Not only can we understand the miserable feelings you experience during a flare up, we can empathize with how it affects your relationships and quality of life. With a combined 15 years of suffering, we were determined to never stop until we found a solution. And that’s exactly what we did…

 

How we approach migraines in our office is very unique and different. It’s what we do that’s different that allows for our patients to get results where other systems fail. We have determined that The ONLY WAY to permanently eliminate migraines is through Optimal Nerve Function and The ONLY WAY to experience optimal nerve function in your body is through Specific Corrective Care Chiropractic.

We have developed a consistent and reliable blueprint to evaluate each individual patient and determine if our team is able to help them and their specific condition or not. This Challenge is the Hope you’ve been seeking.

MEET DOCTOR COTEY

Dr. COTEY's Migraine Story

 

Growing up, my family was misled by the medical system, and I too was put through the wringer. What I remember most about my childhood was always being sick. I would regularly miss school and extracurricular activities. I felt different than the other kids. By the age of ten, I had been experiencing persistent sore throats, an extremely weak immune system, and debilitating migraines. I recall the 2:00 a.m. trips to the ER quite vividly. Reaching for the medicine cabinet and taking pills, whichever medications I could find, and locking myself in a pitch-black room became the norm for me. While most kids were outside and playing with friends, I would cry myself to sleep in the middle of the day just wishing the migraines away. As if this wasn’t bad enough, I was still wetting the bed well into my teenage years. You could imagine what that does to a teenage boy’s self-esteem. I felt embarrassed. I felt shame and insecure. I felt alone.

 

Looking back, I needed a way to gain some confidence in my life, so I became a competitive marathoner and I joined the military. While my body appeared to be in peak, physical condition on the outside, I was deteriorating, falling apart, and suffering on the inside. The physical pounding of long-distance running and the long days of military training led my condition to progressively worsen.

The Day My Life Changed...  READ MORE

 

MEET DOCTOR AMANDA

Dr. AMANDA's Migraine Story

 

I was 19 years old when I suffered from my ninth concussion. I was good. I was great! I was a sought-after rugby player, and no matter how good you are, when someone takes a cheap shot to your head…with his or her knee, it's over.

I tell you my story from my parents' and my teammates' perspectives because, unfortunately, I wasn't present to remember the moments. I was 19 years old, took a cheap shot to the head, and began seizing on the field.

My mom rushed out to hold me. She watched her oldest daughter's eyes roll into the back of her head. They threw me on a stretcher. As a parent now, I can't imagine what my parents would have been feeling and thinking as they chased down an ambulance to the nearest hospital. Unfortunately, while in that ambulance, I was pronounced dead. My heart stopped. My lungs stopped.

 

Unfortunately, after that, I had a very long, hard road ahead of me for recovery. I went from being a straight A student, a leader on and off the field, independent, a make-it-happen type person, full of joy and life. It was amazing. I was on top of the world. And that hit took everything away from me.

Thankfully, the EMTs on board were outstanding, and they were able to revive me, a straight
A student, a leader on the field and off the field, independent, a make-it-happen type person, full of joy and life. It was amazing. I was on top of the world. And that hit took everything away from me.

I had such severe migraines that the tunnel vision would darken, and I would almost black out randomly. I had uncontrollable vomiting all over campus. I was failing tests left and right. I didn't feel like a leader. I felt like migraines had completely ruined my life. We traveled to the experts. We went to the specialists. We went to the NFL specialist to look into my brain injuries. Nobody could give us an answer on why a 19-year-old body was failing worse and worse and worse every day.

The Day My Life Changed...READ MORE

 

 

OUR MISSION IS TO HELP YOU GET YOUR LIFE BACK!

It’s what we do that’s different and unique that allows us to get results where other systems fail. We are known for our specificity and long-term results. 

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"I have now been able to go a couple weeks headache free, and when they do occur they are tolerable -even without medication." 

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