Migraine Headaches

Are you afraid to make commitments at work because your migraines tell you when and where you can go? Are your relationships stressed because you hurt too much to give loved one’s attention? Do you feel misunderstood by others or doubted about the pain you feel? Do you feel like your eyes and head are being tightened in a vice? This is how some describe their migraines. At Sapphire Chiropractic we understand the pain you feel is very real, and we want to help.

Patients We’ve Helped

“Dr. Marston is amazing! Simply the best!”

Summer 2017

“Dr Marston is thorough in his diagnosis and treatment. His adjustments are gentle and effective.”

Gregory 2016

“Dr. Marston office is very nice and is an easy to find location. He uses several different techniques to adjust the body.”

Robin 2017

“My experience at Florence Carlton Chiropractic was a refreshing one. Dr. Marston actually took a lot of time with me to get to the heart of my physical issues. He did not try to rush me out the door like every other office I have been to. His care was thorough and brought much needed relief. The office is a very warm and welcoming environment.”

Mike 2017

“I was having back pain. I also have arthritis in my right foot really bad because I have broken the foot about 3 times. Anyways, my mom was seeing Dr. Marston and she told me to start going to him. So I did and ever since then, my pain in my back is gone, my foot pain has gone down by at least 75% and he is also helping me with my weight. He is just a really cool Doctor. He is amazing at what he does!”

Brittany 11/21/14

“Friendly service! I appreciate the good attitude when I see him and how he is concerned about fixing my problems. I am never disappointed with a visit!”

Rustin H.

“Dr. Marston was really nice and asked me to describe my back pain. He seemed to know exactly what my problem was after a short consultation and made sure I was comfortable the entire time. My back feels great now.”


“I have always found Dr. Marston to be very kind, thoughtful, and professional. Thank you for all you do for me.”

JoAnn T.

“I have always been nervous to get adjusted by a chiropractor but you were very gentle and quick. You were able to help me with an issue that I have had for years with just one treatment and thanks!”

Minnette M.

“I was rather apprehensive about seeing a chiropractor for the first time. However, Dr. Marston took the time to completely put me at ease and asked specific questions about my neck and back problems. Every adjustment I have received has left me feeling better than I felt before. You’ll be pleased with the quality and level of care you’ll receive from Dr. Marston. I know I am.”


“I am a patient of Dr. Marston. In years past I was always a little afraid of being handled and adjusted. Dr. Marston was patient and used the activator on me and I loved it. As time went on, his gentle and terrific bedside manner enabled me to now let him adjust my neck by his hands. He is a great Doctor and I could see anyone going to him. Children included.”


“I threw my back out and was in incredible pain. Dr Marston was amazing with his patience and kindness and understanding. He worked with my muscles and got my back and hips back where they should be. I continued daily care and within a week it was as if it never happened. Dr. Marston is very knowledgeable and kind. I will highly recommend him to anyone!!

Anonymous 08/19/15

“I was literally a train wreck of pain and miss-alignment on my first visit and was incredibly relieved & realigned after just a few sessions! I have seen chiropractors on & off for 25+ years and know that he is seriously the “REAL DEAL” of holistic health care! I refuse to see another chiropractor and drive from Hamilton every week to Florence (Initially 2X’s per week) Passing up 10 other practices in route. He is intuitive and really listens; he is willing to treat everything that is sore in one visit. He cares and truly wants to help you. Thank God for him!”


“Dr. Marston is the best chiropractor I have ever gone to and I’ve been seeing chiropractors for over 30 years. I was going to a young chiropractor in Missoula. Right away he messed my hips up and left me in severe pain. He tried for six months to put my hips back in the right position for my body (I had one short leg) but he couldn’t get my hips adjusted right. I then came to Dr. Marston and he fixed my hips in one visit. He is professional and someone that I admire very much. Thank you Dr. Marston for making my quality of life so much better for myself and my husband.”

Diana D 9/7/15

“Dr. Marston has helped my family so much. He has helped with backs, whip-lash from an accident, to relieving pain in knees and ankles. He is my family’s first call when my family has an ache or pain or just to maintain our health.”

Lora A 7/7/15

“I have had constant back pain for 20+ years. Have had many chiropractic adjustments for some relief. Always have taken Motrin for pain relief daily. After a month of twice weekly treatments with Dr. Marston, I’m standing straighter, have more flexibility, less pain and off the Motrin. Feels great to feel good again!

John P 6/9/17

“When I cam to Dr. Marston, I could not raise my left arm. I had already used Physical Therapy for 12 weeks to no avail. After just a few weeks of chiropractic care, he had found the problem and fixed it. The ultrasound was wonderful and healed the area fast.”

Victoria W 2/1/16

“As someone with scoliosis and ongoing structural issues. I have been to a lot of chiropractors over the past 30 years. Dr. Marston is the only one who has taken the time to truly learn what works best for my particular challenges and has adjusted his approach to address my changing structural needs. I know that no matter what symptoms I present with, new or familiar, he will take the time and attention to detail to make sure I walk out of the office feeling better. It’s invaluable to me to have a chiropractor in whom I can place so much confidence and trust.

Heather M

“My first visit to Doctor Marston was to try to get help with my pain [in] the back and hip area. With X-rays and follow-up, the doctor came up with a treatment plan. After a couple of visits I could already notice some big changes and pain relief. I think he can help get me healed and pain free.”

Pam C 8/7/15

“I first came to Dr. Marston in so much pain I couldn’t even stand up straight. We found out what the problem was together and he explained everything, each step of the way. I felt confident going into treatment and started looking forward to my appointments. Now 3 months later, I am virtually pain free. Dr. Marston has not only helped my initial pain, but has also helped in other areas I didn’t even know needed help! Thank you, Dr. Marston, for EVERYTHING!”

Brittanie C
Martha Atkins

Missoula, Mt
Initial Visit: “Patient came in with this complaint, concern and pain. This could be a long sentence”

Steps Taken: “We did the general adjustment, 2 more, and a list of exercises and stretches, again this could be a longer sentence”

Result + Quote from patient:

“Dr. Marston got me from feeling terrible to feeling like I have control of my own health. No more pain and lasting vitality.”

Causes of Stress and Migraine Headaches

Headaches come in different flavors. Migraine, Tension, Cervicogenic and Cluster are a just a few. Tension headache is most common, is localized around the head and neck, and can start from stress, muscle strain, or anxiety. Cluster type are sharp, around the eyes, last 15-180 min., may have sweating or swelling. Cervicogenic type start in the neck and move to the head, are aggravated by posture and neck movement, and may have abnormal tenderness of muscles. Migraines have stages; prodrome which can happen two days before; aura which affects vision, sensation, movement and speech; attack which is the peak of pain, and postdrome where mood change happens. The physical mechanism for migraine includes dilation and inflammation of arteries in the skull and brain. Migraine is hereditary and affect women more than men. Common triggers may include: stress, foods, change in routine, hormone change, and others. A trigger diary can help you identify and avoid your triggers.

Why the Natural Way Works Best

Natural remedies for migraine headache are better for your whole body. With the right nutrients and care your body can better regulate the functions of its systems. Proper spinal alignment allows your body to handle stress without unnecessary restriction. Prescription medications do not heal you, but mask the problem and may cause other damage and stress in the body. Chiropractic is a healthy, effective, and friendly to your body.

The Numbers

Average percentage of adults in the U.S. that suffer from migraine headaches
Percent of cases are reported to be stress or tension headaches
People that miss work or cannot function normally during an attack

Come in to see Dr. Marston

If you “tough it out” or “work through” your headache or migraine you will suffer longer and your body will be trained to respond faster and more often to the triggers of headache. Mild complications of migraines include motion sickness, sleepwalking, teeth grinding, vomiting and vertigo. More severe and rare complications include: hospitalization, stroke, seizure, and depression. There are also complications that could arise from the medications you might take. Chiropractic will help you break the cycle. Come let us at Sapphire Chiropractic help improve the quality of your life.