Patient Story: Finding Relief for Migraines

Migraines can cause excruciating pain and last for several hours. This testimonial follows the path of a patient who was having extreme¬†migraines and was desperate to find relief. Airrosti’s¬†Dr. Victoria Wirtz was the answer. With the manual therapy and at-home exercises, she is able to proactively prevent an oncoming migraine.


I saw Dr. Wirtz for help in figuring out the source of my frequent migraines after seeing a neurologist who had also recommended eliminating caffeine from my diet and decreasing my medication, thinking these were contributing to a rebound effect. This approach, along with a preventive medication helped, but I still experienced extreme muscle tension in my neck and shoulders.
I felt immediate relief during the first treatment but was afraid it would not last. Dr. Wirtz gave me a few simple techniques I could do at home that did not require too much time – which really helped to ensure I could be successful. (Let’s face it – creating new habits is hard) I improved a bit with each visit with Dr. Wirtz and was discharged after just 4 visits.
I still have migraines, as this is early in my new treatment program and there may still be hormonal or dietary triggers, but in the short time since working with Dr. Wirtz, the duration has decreased. The migraines don’t last 48-72 hours anymore. The most recent one only lasted 12 hours and the shoulder and neck pain are almost gone. If I do start to feel it, I know what to do with my exercises and my trusty lacrosse ball! I would highly recommend that people consider Airrosti, and if you are in the Buda area, go see Dr. Wirtz.
– Michelle McComb

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