Migraine Triggers

written by Dr Scott Bentson   |   category: Headache, Migraine

Migraine sufferers are always looking for their migraine triggers. Figuring out migraine triggers can often be tricky. Studies show that migraine triggers can be as variable as stress, hormonal imbalance, not eating often enough, changes in weather, difficulty sleeping, olfactory (smell) stimulants, sitting in front of a TV/computer, neck pain, lights (especially flashing lights), alcohol, certain foods, smoke, sleeping-in, heat, intense exercise, and sexual activity.

Management Migraine Headache Triggers

In addition to treating your migraine pain, we also want to help you to manage your migraine triggers. We are convinced that treating your migraine is all about treating you. You are more than your migraines. Chiropractic care, chiropractic adjustments and manual (hands-on therapies) are very effective and safe for treating your pain and managing your migraines. But we also know that you’ve got to work on three major trigger factors: diet, exercise and stress management. Together, we can work to identify and eliminate migraine triggers.


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Dr Scott Bentson

His background in biomedical engineering/physics and specialized training as a Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) gives Dr. Scott Bentson a unique perspective and area of expertise when it comes to biomechanics and pain management.
His passion for helping people to feel their best combined with this specialized expertise has made him a chiropractor who is in high demand. Dr. Bentson lives and practices in Bethlehem, PA and enjoys sharing this practice with his wife and the creator of YouAnew Lifestyle Nutrition, Dr. Kristen Bentson.


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