Migraines Relief in Cranberry Township

Migraine Relief - Cranberry Township Chiropractor

Suffering from migraines and headaches? Need a real solution that actually works?

We know how migraines and headaches can affect daily life. We know how debilitating it can be, and what a great toll migraines can take on your life.

Migraines are commonly associated with headaches, although it’s important to note that migraines and headaches aren’t always the same thing. Migraines can be accompanied by a headache, but a headache and pain don’t have to come with a migraine.

What does a migraine feel like?

Migraines can feel different for everyone, but there are some common, pervasive symptoms that tend to show up time and time again.

Classic migraines, called migraines with aura, typically arise with head pain and visual impairments. These impairments will affect the field of vision, sometimes appearing as flashing light, blind areas in your vision, disorientation, dizziness, confusion, and sensory overwhelm. Migraines are associated with the central nervous system, which is the system of the body that houses the brain and spinal cord.

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Conditions Migraines

What causes a migraine?

Migraines can be caused by a variety of factors—it really depends on the individual. What is generally understood is that migraines are related to the central nervous system, and when something is “off” with this body system, migraines can result.


Stress can be a significant triggering factor for migraines. This stress can be psychological, or it can be physical. Exposure to screens, prolonged time outdoors, sun exposure, and physical exertion can all trigger migraines. With regard to psychological stress, triggers that can cause migraines include anxiety, conflict, long work hours, and the use of stimulants and other substances.

The Central Nervous System & Migraines

The central nervous system, which contains the brain and the spinal cord, is closely associated with migraines. The central nervous system can be disrupted by subluxations in the spine. Subluxations occur when a joint moves out of alignment. In the spine, this can occur at any point from the top of the spine to the base.

Subluxations (misalignments) can happen very easily, and many (if not most) people are dealing with subluxations on a regular basis. A subluxation can occur at any point in the lifetime, including to kids. They can be a result of sudden movements, prolonged positions or sitting or standing, exercise, injuries, car accidents, and other lifestyle factors.

If you’ve been suffering with migraines and have ever experienced back or neck pain, or experienced a fall, athletic injury, or car accident, there is a strong possibility that you could be experiencing one or more subluxations. Subluxations that occur in the cervical spine (the neck) are particularly common in patients who experience regular migraines.

Extensive Knowledge and Experience in Providing Migraine Relief

If you’re experiencing migraines, we want to help. At Family Chiropractic, our expert chiropractors Dr. Amanda and Cotey Jordan have extensive experience treating patients suffering from migraines. In addition to having experienced the power of chiropractic first-hand to treat migraines, our chiropractors look at each patient’s individual story. At Family Chiropractic, we understand that everyone is an individual with different needs and a different health situation.

As a result, we customize our treatment plans to ensure that each patient receives the modalities and specific therapies that will be most powerful and effective for them. At Family Chiropractic, we have seen life after migraines—and we believe that it’s something everyone should get to experience!

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Patient Reviews

Review of Linda Donaldson
Linda Donaldson

Hi! I’m Linda Donaldson and I have been a patient at Family Chiropractic for almost three months. I sought out chiropractic care because my migraines had become so severe and frequent. Sadly I was out of commission about once a week for at least 24 hours. More and more frequently my husband had to take me to the ER for IV narcotics and fluids. That was our last option after Imitrex and other prescription pain killers didn’t work anymore. I also saw the effect my migraines were having on our kids. It had become commonplace for the kids to be told “I’m sorry but you can’t see Mama, she had a headache.” In fact, if either of them ever saw me resting the immediate question was “Oh Mama, do you have a headache again?”

Since I have begun seeing Dr. Amanda Jordan my migraines have diminished slowly and surely. (I am certain she is in as much of a hurry to see them go as I am.) I have now been able to go a couple weeks headache free, and when they do occur they are tolerable -even without medication. (What a change!) Amanda’s support and compassion have been incredibly refreshing and sincere. Her approach to chiropractic care is very different from all the others I have experienced. Dr. Amanda is very precise in her adjustments and excellent in her technique. She has an amazing amount of knowledge as to the “why” of what is happening and determining the source of the problem and is able to communicate it all so clearly. I am so grateful for the excellent care and kindness I have received at Family Chiropractic.

Review of Seana
Seana R.

Before I started getting adjusted regularly, I would let my pain drive me to the Chiropractor. I never realized that getting adjusted at least once a week would significantly reduce all of my pain and symptoms, improving my overall health.

I was suffering from extreme migraines that were greatly affecting my daily life at least twice a week. As the headaches were becoming more severe, so was my pain. I would lose my appetite, had terrible sleeping patterns, and even being labeled as someone with “a bad immune system” as I was always sick. I was still receiving treatments for a blood disorder up until a month before starting as a patient at Family Chiropractic.

I was receiving little to no results with “traditional medication” and figured that any other routes were at least going to rule out treatment possibilities. Dr. Amanda started me out with Standard Process Supplements and adjusting three times weekly, decreasing weekly visits over time. Within weeks, my symptoms were done. My headaches had been cut down to only four or five within five months. My whole body and the way it was functioning had improved.

Maintaining a regular visit schedule, I am able to maintain my pain and keep it to a minimum. Something I never had the privilege of before. I am also able to ask Dr. Amanda millions of questions, covering every topic when it comes to my heath. She is always happy to help me find answers, and work my treatment for me, which has been able to change my whole life.

Review of mary Limbacher
Mary Limbacher

For years I have suffered from daily headaches that I attributed to holding stress in my shoulders. After being diagnosed with arthritis in my neck, physical therapists told me that I was too young to have these problems in my spine and I felt I would just have to get use to the pain. Before meeting Dr. Amanda, I wasn’t sold on the idea of chiropractic. Her gentle encouragement and promise of relief left me with no excuses. After my first visit, the troublesome vertebrae was set back into place and I was amazed that the headaches, went away. During my visits I learned how a lower back injury many years ago more than likely caused the deterioration in my upper disks and that I didn’t have to accept the consequences. Dr. Amanda is extremely knowledgeable and explains everything in ways that are easy to understand.

Review of M. Nancy
Nancy M.

Several months ago, I was blessed to be chosen as one of the patients in Dr. Amanda & Dr. Cotey’s Migraine Challenge. I have had migraines for over 30 years and was having 3-4 a week, even though I am taking daily migraine medicine. At my initial evaluation, I learned that I had very little curve in my neck and my spine was tilting to the side. After only a few weeks of care, I went 24 days without a migraine! At my 3 month recheck, I was delighted to learn that my neck is beginning to curve and my spine tilt is improving. And, not just my migraines are being affected… my energy level has increased significantly and my body is functioning at a higher level. The personal attention you get from both doctor’s and the office staff is second to none. I am on my way to a migraine-free life and am blessed that God led me to these wonderful people!

Review of Robyn
Robyn P.

I’ve suffered from neck pain, fibromyalgia, migraines, and weather induced sinus headaches at least 1-2 times per week for the better part of the past 5 years.

Sometimes the headaches were so severe that I would spend the better part of a day in bed feeling sick and then throw up.

Just hearing that the weather was about to change was enough to make me anxious, just waiting for the onset of these debilitating symptoms. I’d heard about Family Chiropractic from a friend of mine who has been a patient for years. I followed her, step by step, through one of her prescheduled appointments and my curiosity grew.

I decided to schedule my own appointment to see if these Doctors could help me and I’m so glad that I did!

I have been a patient since February 2020 and am already experiencing significant relief. I have many more good days than bad now.

I am able to get more done around the house and even work outside with my husband without having to take breaks in order to lay down and recover. I still take Imitrex when needed but simple peppermint oil and ice packs have helped when I feel a “low grade” headache coming on.

It’s simply not enough to just “hope for the best”.

If you truly want to live your life to the fullest, I urge you to get yourself checked!

Review of Jaclyn
Jaclyn A.

In my teenage years I started seeing my Pediatrician for headaches. He prescribed me a lot of different pills and injections. I was hospitalized several times throughout high school for these headaches and was given several medicines and exams.

In 2003, I was diagnosed by a very well-known doctor at the UPMC Headache Center with severe chronic migraines. My migraines were so bad that I had them daily, often waking up with one, as well as, going to bed at night with one. Sleeping was the only thing that helped; I wasn’t able to feel the pain while sleeping.

I finished high school and 4 years of college with daily migraines. Some days were worse than others, however, I continued functioning the best that I could. I continued to see many doctors and even dentists with no actual success in relieving my pain.

Fast forward 18 years, I was still struggling with daily chronic migraines, when I got hurt at the gym. My neck was stiff and I needed to see a chiropractor. My gym partner that day told me that she knew of an amazing chiropractor that also focused on migraines. (BONUS, Yippee!)

I’ve been being adjusted by Doctor Amanda for the past 4 months and she has already worked wonders on me! I no longer have daily migraines. I have gone a few days – maybe even a full week, with no migraines. I recently went away on vacation so I wasn’t adjusted for over a week – I could definitely tell that I hadn’t seen her for that time.

I’m very excited to continue my journey working with Dr. Amanda and her team – and look forward to living a life FREE from Migraines FOREVER!

Review of Sabrina
Sabrina B.

I’ve suffered from headaches and migraines for longer than I can remember. For a while they would come and go but over the last three years they became a normal part of my everyday life. When I’d listen to how other people would describe a “bad headache”, I would just sit there and realize that would be a GOOD day for me.

When a migraine would hit, I would have to lock myself in my bedroom – avoiding any lights, smells, and sounds – feeling horribly sick and miserable. I had to learn to suffer through and function with a migraine so that I could do normal, everyday things. Trying to explain to someone who has never experience a migraine what you’re going through is impossible. I tried to get help from several different doctors and had given up when the last option I got was a blood pressure medication that “has helped some people with migraines but might drop your blood pressure and make you pass out, but let’s give it a try anyway.”. Needless to say, I had pretty much given up hope in finding relief. Thankfully, that is when things changed for the better.

A friend of mine recommended Family Chiropractic after running into Dr. Amanda and hearing her talk about the Pittsburgh Migraine Challenge. In April of ‪2019, I started care with Dr.‬ Amanda and Dr. Cotey and their Pittsburgh Migraine Challenge. For the first time, I had found Doctors that didn’t treat me like I was being dramatic or that it was “just a lady problem”. They understood what I was going through and they truly cared.

Within the first three months, I experienced a drastic change in my every day life. For the first time in years, I would go multiple days without a headache. When I experienced my first full week with no migraine I cried! I was finally able to go on vacation without having to pack the “migraine kit” that I took everywhere. I could finally spend time with friends and family and not panic about when a migraine would hit. Since then things have only gotten better. Now I can go weeks without a single headache and I have not had a severe migraine in six months. Yes, it’s cheesy to say but Dr. Amanda and Dr. Cody have changed my life. Everyone at Family Chiropractic truly cares about every patient and they become like an extension of your own family.

If I could give one piece of advice to anyone thinking about coming to Family Chiropractic and/or participating in the Pittsburgh Migraine Challenge, I would say: DO IT RIGHT NOW, DON’T WAIT!

I’ve spent far too long to think that living with migraines was just how it had to be. Thanks to Family Chiropractic I realize how wrong that thinking was- It IS actually possible to live migraine free!

Review of Cipriana
Cipriana G.

In my 20s, I was scared to turn 30. There was no real reason, it was just a big turning point in maturity. Maybe I expected it to be like y2k and I assumed everything in my body was going to suddenly stop working properly. A week before my 30th birthday, they seemed to happen. It started off with a headache that no amount of ibuprofen would lessen. I missed my 30th birthday, and the following week I suffered through Christmas, and then New Years, my husbands birthday, Valentine’s Day, and our anniversary. It was every single day. If this was 30, I wanted no part of it. I was depressed and frustrated because my pain came out of nowhere and it never stopped. Trips to the ER were only a band-aid solution. Doctors didn’t care. “Here, take this drug and don’t call me for 3 months, no matter the side effects”. That’s how we treat people with chronic illnesses? I was sick. Sick of life. Sick of pain. Sick of being so dependent on my husband when I am ordinarily a person that will refuse any kind of help.

My husband was picking up all of my slack and I didn’t even notice it until his boss asked how I was doing. I was shocked; how does his boss know? Because my husband had been missing work, and missing events, because of me. He was working full time military while also managing my duties as a stay at home mom to four little humans. Two of those humans with pretty significant special needs. Moms don’t have time for this kind of pain. In addition to migraines, I was struggling with a recent autoimmune diagnosis that caused EXTREMELY dry eyes. I was putting ointment into my eyeballs with no relief, keeping an eye patch on one eye for a few hours, to switch and relieve the other eye for a few hours. For weeks. Again, it was the same story. “Take this drug for 3 months, let us know if it doesn’t work after 3 months”. Three months is a long time when you’re really sick.

I was defeated. My head felt like exploding. My eyes hurt so bad I couldn’t keep them open .I was so afraid my husband would resent me because of this sudden, unexplainable illness that had no real treatment options and no definite timeline of when it would ease up. Sad doesn’t even come close to how I felt. My old life seemed like it was just a dream and I was never going to get back to it.

One morning while scrolling Facebook in a bout of insomnia, I happened across an ad for a chiropractic team an hour north of me that specialized in migraines. I’d had friends recommended chiropractors before but I never thought much of it. In the little experience I had with chiropractic, it was never life changing for us. When I was at rock bottom, I didn’t have much to lose, so I sent in a request for information to their website. I got an immediate response from one of the doctors letting me know that I would hear from them soon. Immediate response, from a doctor! As soon as the office opened that morning, they called me. They called ME! They also got me in THE SAME DAY. No 6 month wait. No insurance nonsense. No heaps of paperwork and record transferring. They were they committed to me, a total stranger, because they have been where I was. They both suffered chronic, debilitating migraines.

That’s the story of how I got sick, and how I’m getting better. We did X-rays in the office that day, end a few days later I came back for the review. I was blown away by what Dr. Cotey could see in my imagining and for the first time I actually felt like there was a doctor that could understand and help me. There was no guarantee but when you’re at the bottom, the only way to go is up. So, we did it. A huge commitment, but we did it. I have been coming to The Pittsburgh Migraine Challenge for just shy of 40 weeks now. I drive an hour north of my house and then drive an hour back home, because my life has been changed. My head doesn’t hurt. I’m not taking bottles of medication, or drugs with sketchy side effects. My eyes don’t need ointment or tear duct plugs. The team here is amazing. I feel so at home that I can bring all of my kids with me and I don’t feel judged for having two kids that are so different. There have been many appointments or events that I have cancelled because it’s too much for my twins, but we are welcome here. Dr. Amanda meets my kiddos where they are, and sees that things work differently for them. She has patience like I could only dream of and I am so thankful for it.

I can’t express how relieved I am to have my life back because there was a time I didn’t think it would be possible. Thank you, Pittsburgh Migraine Challenge.

Review of Karen
Karen S.

I’ve suffered with migraines for more than 15 years. I’ve spent countless days in bed in unbearable pain. For me, a typical migraine would occur 2-3 times per month and last 3-5 days at a time.

(That equates to nearly half of my days spent suffering every single month!)

When down with a migraine, I was unable to eat or drink anything because, if I did, I would end up vomiting.

This affected nearly every aspect of my life! (My family, friendships, work, etc.) I hated that my family had to take care of me; checking on me, bringing me ice packs, and trying to comfort me. This is no way to live. I just wanted someone to tell me WHY am I getting these migraines???
Conventional medical experts answered my question with “Here, try this pill!”, which only provided temporary relief. My search continued.

I had gotten to the point where I felt as if I would never going to figure out the answer, when my coworker shared a social media post with me about the Pittsburgh Migraine Challenge. I researched this program and thought: “What have I got to lose?”.

I am ecstatic that I have found Family Chiropractic! I’ve finally found Doctors that ask me questions that no other Doctor ever has.

Drs. Cotey and Amanda genuinely care about my overall well-being and their staff are very caring and supportive.

Since starting their program, my migraines have decreased, my mood has improved, I have more energy, and I no longer feel like I am fighting a losing battle or having my life controlled by migraines!

Review of Caitlin
Caitlin S

It was not one big reason that lead me to find Family Chiropractic, but rather a lot of small reasons that I had let linger on too long.
A few migraines a month, constant “knots” in my upper back, a nagging hip injury… I just never made time, and each individual issue seemed minor enough.

I’d finally had enough with the migraines and, after my initial evaluation, realized that my spine was a complete mess! All of these issues were connected and making each other worse as time went on. Add two busy kids and a career into the mix, and I was just causing more harm to myself the longer I waited to fix it!

I started with 3 adjustments per week, and the migraines got much better immediately. Improvement in my upper back followed. My hip took a bit longer to improve but what amazed me the most was how many other things got better too – I could sleep comfortably again and actually stay asleep! I was much less tired by the end of each day. My daily anxieties were eased because, physically, I was feeling so much better.

Now I continue to get my adjusted every other week, in order to maintain my corrected condition. I can not imagine not being here and still suffering through all those little things!

Review of Kim
Kim T.

I had headaches more often than not. Some of them would last for days at a time and others for almost a full week. They would take all of my energy, making me feel useless as a wife and a mother. I was so irritable because I was always tired and constantly in pain.
At the age of 32, I had lost almost all hope that someone could help “fix me.”

I had been to other doctors, physicians, and more than just one Chiropractor without results. Trying to find a way to feel better was even becoming exhausting! The ad for Family Chiropractic showed up on my social media newsfeed daily because I knew several other people who went there. I began to think that perhaps this was happening for a reason, so I reached out. When I started care here, I wasn’t sure what to expect and honestly didn’t want to get my hopes up.

Dr. Cotey and Dr. Amanda are the first ones to ever explain my x-rays and actually tell me what’s wrong and how we could correct it together. A few weeks into treatment, I no longer had to do my nightly “popping and cracking” routine to even think about sleep and my neck is no longer causing me unbearable headaches and fatigue.

I now have the energy to play with my kids, go on outings, and interact more even after a long day at work. I don’t just want to just stay home all the time and “relax” anymore. My family has even noticed changes in my energy and mood.

This was by far one of the best decisions I’ve made for my health! Coming here is comfortable and unlike like any other doctor I’ve been to. They have helped me to understand my body and my health better than anyone else ever has and I’m truly grateful!

Review of Sammie
Sammie E.

I suffered my first migraine at the age of 23… by the age of 32, I was rushed to the ER on stroke alert. I was diagnosed with a TIA but, after a second episode, the diagnosis was changed to complex migraines. I was referred to a local neurologist for treatment. I found little to no success with preventative medications or the medications for breakthrough migraines which had become chronic. My overall health spiraled out of control. I was on so many medications that I didn’t know what medications were doing what any more for good or for bad. When all the medications did not help, the doctor recommended Botox injections. My real breakthrough began a few years ago when my husband changed jobs and we lost our health insurance. I couldn’t afford all those medications without insurance so I was forced to wean off of them.

This led me to focus on what I could control – my lifestyle choices. During those six months, I lost weight and my migraines stopped. In 2018, my doctor noticed I had a head tremor. I then developed hand and jaw tremors as well. In 2019, the tremors worsened, the migraines returned, and I started to experience debilitating low back spasms. I ended up back in the ER on stroke alert due to new complex migraine symptoms.

I realized that traditional medicine was not going to help me and that waiting for things to get worse was not a solid game plan. That’s when a friend told me about Drs. Cotey and Amanda Jordan. I immediately scheduled a consultation. My x-rays revealed multiple problem areas – including those that commonly cause migraines. My quality-of-life was already being seriously impacted by these health issues and they were only going to get worse, so I immediately began my treatment.

I have now completed the first phase of my care plan and the change in my x-rays is already significant! I have seen a reduction in the severity of food reactions, my body fights off illness better, my flareups have been less severe and my body recovers quicker – all of this in just a few short months!

I look forward to continuing my treatment and the continued personal growth and healing that will follow!

Review of H. Theresa
Theresa H.

I used to lose about 12 days a month for migraines. I’d either spend the day in bed, or on the bathroom floor, or have so much medication in me that I was a zombie. Another five or six days would be the migraine hangover days – you know, when you’re so tired and wrung out but you just have to …(fill in the blank)…with housework, work, or whatever because you just spent the last day or two in bed.

I’ve been to other doctors, specialists, neurologists – same answers, all the time:
“Go to bed and get up at the same time!”, “Regular exercise!”, “Good diet!”, “RELAX!”, “Manage your stress!”, “Eliminate your triggers!”… Blah, blah, blah!
Oh – and, of course, PILLS!

Thank God I took the chance and looked up the “Pittsburgh Migraine Challenge” when I saw the signs posted along Freedom Road!

I must admit, I was a little scared and skeptical at first; but when I saw the x-rays of my spine and realized the implications on my health, I knew I was in the right place.

In less than four months, Drs. Amanda and Cotey have me to a place where I can be migraine free for up to 27 days!!!
To me, that is nothing short of a miracle!!!

Review of Adam R
Adam R.

I came to Family Chiropractic to get help with my migraines. I had already tried many different avenues such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, acupuncture, vitamins, supplements, and other chiropractors, in an effort to find relief from my migraines. Although these methods would temporarily help, it was never a permanent solution.

This is where Family Chiropractic out shines all of the other things that I have tried. They listen to you carefully and empathize with your symptoms. They look for the root cause of your issue and attack it with a systematic plan.

After going through the first phase of my care plan, we have dramatically decreased my migraines – going from 3 to 4 per week to just ONE in a three month period! This has, in turn, helped me with other health issues relating to my digestive system from (previously) overburdening it with pills. My overall stress level has also decreased.

Family Chiropractic has changed my life in the sense that it has given me the freedom to live without worry. I used to constantly worry about having a migraine attack and that limited my social activities……but now if I feel like going out, I do not hesitate!

Review of Sharon
Sharon T.

Scrolling through Facebook one day, I saw Dr. Amanda posting about The Pittsburgh Migraine Challenge. I commented and agreed how awful migraines are and we chatted back and forth for a few moments on her post. I told myself that I was managing with my medications and my migraines “weren’t that bad”. Plus, I didn’t believe in a chiropractor and I didn’t have time in my life to become “addicted” to having my body adjusted. I had migraines, I was constantly exhausted and at 33 years old, I couldn’t do small tasks. I couldn’t unload and reload the dishwasher without severe back pain. I couldn’t walk around the zoo with my family and have energy to do anything else when I got home. I assumed it was me being overweight. I assumed once I lost some weight, I’d be fine! I just couldn’t muster the energy after working all day to workout at night.

In September 2020, over Labor Day weekend I went camping with my family. I forgot to take my migraine medicine but I figured it wasn’t a big deal. I felt a migraine starting and I started hitting my daily and rescue meds hoping to kick it. I had that migraine for two straight weeks; nothing I did could break it. That’s when I was done. I had it. I was sick and tired of my migraines and not being able to put my full effort into my job nor my family. I reached out to The Pittsburgh Migraine Challenge and met with Dr. Cotey. Everything he said during our first meeting made sense. I’ve always just had medications thrown at me rather than having someone figure out WHY I was having them.

I was interested to see if Drs. Cotey and Amanda could get me off my migraine medicines. Also, at this point, my husband and I started discussing having baby number 2. I thought I could be a better mom, a more fun mom if I could have some sort of migraine relief. My family and I decided I would try their program and hope I saw SOME results. I had my first few appointments with Dr. Amanda and I was kicking myself! Right after I started my treatment, I found out we we’re expecting baby number 2! I had to discontinue my migraine medication at this point and I was terrified. The last time I skipped my medicine, I had that 2 week migraine and I couldn’t deal with that again! I told Dr. Amanda at my next appointment about the pregnancy because I wasn’t sure I could continue treatment. She advised it was safe and I might have less morning sickness and less pregnancy symptoms due to my adjustments. Dr. Amanda and I continued to meet 2 times a day for 3 days a week. I was starting to notice I didn’t have many headaches or migraines and I assumed it was related to the pregnancy. We then dropped down to one adjustment a day, 3 days a week. I started to notice I felt like my body could do more without pain. PLUS my migraines were gone! I still had an occasional headache but now, I can take Motrin and it’s gone! Dr. Amanda and I continued my adjustments throughout my pregnancy and when I had our second baby, I had an extremely smooth delivery.

Throughout the pregnancy, we were unable to continue my X-rays so while Dr. Amanda could see the numbers on the nerve-o-scope, we truly did not see how well or how changed my body was or if it was changing. I felt the difference but the X-rays really show how well I was handling the adjustments. Dr. Cotey was very upfront with me. I am the first patient to become pregnant while going through the migraine challenge program so he didn’t know exactly what results we’d be able to get with my body already going through so many changes.

Approximately 4 weeks after delivery, Dr. Cotey and I were able to complete the X-rays and see exactly how my body has changed from the first set. My husband, myself and Dr. Cotey are totally blown away by my newest set of X-rays. The changes made from the adjustments that Dr. Amanda made coupled with the spinal hygiene exercises I’ve done at home have totally changed my body. I feel 100% better, I can do more with our children and my migraines are gone! I do still get the occasional headache but being able to take Motrin for them now is amazing. I joked with Dr. Cotey that the new X-rays are photo shopped because it’s that big of a difference.

I am forever grateful for hearing about and following the Pittsburgh Migraine Challenge. I’m so thankful to Dr. Cotey and especially Dr. Amanda for adjusting me and giving me my power back! Also, now I’m a believer in chiropractic care.

review of Allison
Allison K.

WHY was I cursed with migraines?!?
Was I working too much? Was it hormones? Dehydration? Nutrition? Allergies? Lack of sleep? Anxiety? Stress?

Everything and anything was to blame but I never found a solution, and I’d just about given up. There I went, pushing away my migraines with OTC meds and every trick I could think of so I could get through the days, just for my headaches to come right back. I was walking on eggshells. I started getting new symptoms and my “migraine attacks” were totally taking over my life. I have 3 kids to raise, a business to run, a life to live, and I didn’t have time for these constant headaches! I was not the person I wanted to be. I was exhausted, unmotivated, and downright mean on most days. How was I supposed to take care of everyone else if I couldn’t even take care of myself? I put my mom guilt aside and realized that NOW was my time. I had to do this for myself AND my family – so I made the phone call to Family Chiropractic. I hoped it was the answer to my prayers. I’ve been suffering with migraines since I was a kid and I had my doubts that anything would REALLY help me, but I knew relying on medication daily just to feel “OK” wasn’t, in fact, OK.

I figured my body was a little out of whack, but not to the extent that I saw on my x-ray. I felt like my alignment looked like one of a person double my age and it freaked me out. I needed to do something about it. Dr. Cotey & Dr. Amanda listened and truly wanted to help me. I put my trust in them and I am SO glad that I did!

Since my first adjustment (over a year ago) I’ve had MAYBE three migraines.

THREE! IN A WHOLE YEAR! Prior to this, I was having a least 3 migraines A WEEK!

I always say that Dr. Amanda has “healing hands”. I don’t know how she does it, but I’m a completely different person than I was a year ago; physically, mentally, and emotionally. When your spine is in-align everything else just falls into place. Now I feel like my body works for me, not against me. My life is forever changed and I contribute that to Family Chiropractic and the “magic” that they do here. They truly feel like family.

Your time is NOW! Life is too short to suffer with migraines!
If you start by loving your body, your body will love you back!

Review of Rozlyn Ludolff
Rozlyn Ludolff

Migraines. If you’ve had them, you know how disabling they can be.

Since puberty, I have suffered from migraines. As I got older, they got worse. I am thirty-two years old now. I have four kids and am a stay-at-home mom living the old-fashioned family way where mom does EVERYTHING but go to work. The migraines have always been there. They made me easily irritated. Noise, light, and smells all seemed to set me off. I was lucky to have 4 – 5 days a month without some sort of pain. I generally got through my days with happiness simply because I love being a mom! However, one day my 4-year-old asked me, “Can we do something other than sit around the house all day today?”, and my heart sank.

I did not realize how much time I actually spent laying around the dark house with a quiet television on to catch their attention. I was in and out of sleep to try and get past feeling so sick. I became fearful to drive with my kids in the car because I’d lose my vision for several moments at a time and would become disoriented. I was afraid that I’d drop my infant when this happened so there were days when I’d rarely hold her. My husband and I would argue often because I would act so mean.

A few months ago, I went back to the doctor, had an MRI and was diagnosed with Chiari Malformation – a condition in which brain tissue extends into the spinal canal, present at birth. It occurs when part of the skull is abnormally small or misshapen. She suggested that I be evaluated for a surgery in which they would remove a piece of my skull to release pressure.

Ironically, a couple of days later, I received a mailer regarding the Pittsburgh Migraine Challenge. I wasn’t too keen on the idea of surgery and was over the numerous attempts to find a pill to fix my issues, so I thought, “What’s the worst that could happen?”.

When I walked into this office, I was welcomed with smiling faces. The vibe here is very positive and strong. They asked a lot of questions, were very informative and, after recanting what I had been going through, I felt that they legitimately understood me.

Dr. Cotey took a full spine x-ray and within days we were ready to discuss his findings. I had no idea how poor my posture was. My neck curved forward, my shoulders dropped to one side, and my hips were shifting off-center. Dr. Cotey explained all the measurements of where I was verses what is the normal and also informed me that Chiari Malformation was not my case. This relieved a great deal my worries!

I have been being adjusted for several months now. I noticed improvement in my migraines in the very first month. The intensity level dropped drastically and the length in which they came was already declining. They provided me with equipment to use at home to strengthen my muscles in order to support what will become my new normal.

My progress thus far has exceeded my expectations!

I am fun again, I have more patience, I am not afraid to drive or hold my infant. I have more energy than I ever had. I finally feel good! I often find myself referring family and friends to Drs. Cotey and Amanda because they are amazing people. They offer so much guidance and are so genuine!

Amy Review
Amy B.

In February of 2021, I began to experience severe headaches that sat in the back of my head. At first, I thought it was just allergies, then maybe a sinus infection and even perhaps my anxiety medication. But, after a month of suffering from these on and off headaches, I began to experience the pain all day, every day – waking up with it in the morning and going to bed with it at night despite all the medications I would take in an attempt to relieve it.

Within a month of onset of this pain, I began to experience some pretty terrifying side effects, like confusion, disorientation and dizziness. I would be driving home and forget where I was going or, while rooming a patient at work, I would forget why I was even in the room! I saw my PCP and, after a brief neurologic exam, she sent me to the ER for a more thorough evaluation. It was scary, to say the least.

Six hours later, following a CT scan and bloodwork, I was no closer to receiving an answer. My choice, at that point, was to either be admitted for further in-patient consults or to see a Neurologist in the outpatient setting. I am a mother to a five-year old – there was no way I could subject him to my staying overnight at the Hospital unless it was absolutely necessary, so I decided to seek out a Neurologist as an outpatient and go home to my son. This was in April.

My husband suggested I try visiting a chiropractor in hopes that it would at least give me some relief because I was now losing days at a time, lying in bed suffering.

On one particularly bad day, when I had to leave work due to my symptoms, I googled “migraine chiropractor” and the first page that populated was Family Chiropractic and the Pittsburgh Migraine Challenge. I read over the website and immediately made the call.

I was apprehensive at first, as I had no idea what they could do to help me. I had significant pain in my head and neck from this migraine that had now been constant for the past several months, but I met with Dr. Cotey and he arranged for Dr. Amanda to begin adjusting me that very same night. I agreed to seven “crisis care” adjustments with them and, for the first time in what felt like forever, I actually experienced relief! After having been in pain for so long, when they offered me their program, I was willing to do just about anything if I could go about my life without that kind of headache!

In just the past few months, I have experienced a significant change in my headaches. They aren’t perfect but, since beginning my care with Family Chiropractic, I have only had one headache that was “debilitating” – ONE, as opposed to months of that pain, is worth everything to me. I call that a WIN!

Review of Valery
Valery C.

I received a flier in the mail advertising the Pittsburgh Migraine Challenge and I wanted to see what it was all about.

I had been dealing with migraines 3 – 4 days per month for the past 15 years and, while I have tried many different things, I have never tried this kind of chiropractic program before.

When Dr. Cotey showed me my initial x-rays, I was really taken aback by how misaligned I was! And then to see my progress upon re-exam, just 12 weeks later, was incredibly eye-opening!

I have been feeling so much better. I do still get an occasional migraine, usually around my menstrual cycle, but it is way less severe and no longer debilitating. There are times when I still need to take my migraine medication but then I can literally continue on with my day.

I no longer lay in bed for hours, waiting for improvement in the pain and nausea that I used to have. I am able to keep working and interacting with my family.

If you suffer from migraines and have tried “all the things” like I had, I strongly suggest giving the Pittsburgh Migraine Challenge a chance – if you can get even a little bit of relief using this method, it is definitely worth it!

Review of Jacob
Jacob O.

I initially came to Family Chiropractic due to nagging migraines that had slowly become more consistent but, after becoming a patient and receiving X-rays, I realized I had quite a bit of skeletal misalignment in my neck and hips.

Originally, it looked like I was reading the x-ray of my hips crooked because of the severe angle they were situated in, but I soon found out that I was just that far out of alignment. Though my original adjustments we were focusing primarily on my neck and upper back, my 3-month follow-up x-rays revealed that my hips were almost back to normal position, as well!

Shortly after discovering this, I began to supplement my routine adjustments by doing postural exercises to help reverse the effects of sitting for prolonged periods of time.

After performing these, my adjustments began to drastically improve and I experienced my longest migraine-free streak in over a year… 40+ days!

At my worst, I used to suffer from migraines every other day, so I can definitely say that I have made massive progress here at Family Chiropractic!

Review of Allyssa
Allyssa P.

If you’re reading this, I’m “famous” now. Famous because of my subluxations.
Hi – my name is Allyssa. I am a 28-year-old wife and mother of two. I love cooking, listening to podcasts and looking up menus of restaurants that I’ll never go to. A lot of my favorite things have always involved movement. I used to love looking for salamanders on a hike. Going for walks with my friends. Exploring markets and going to new places with my husband. However, all of this has drastically changed over the last seven years.
On August 20, 2014, my 21st birthday, I was involved in a pretty significant car accident. 3 vehicles were totaled and I was pretty shaken up. Thankfully, I walked away with only minor scrapes and bruises. I was told that I had “minor whiplash” and was given instructions to rest for the next week. No big deal…right?

I met Tom a few months later and was so excited to start my life with my “person”. We quickly planned to start traveling the following summer. It was a dream come true… but my body had other plans. About a year after the accident, I began to experience severe migraines – ones that would count me out for days at a time. I started waking up in the morning with severe joint pain and back pain. I was unable to walk for long distances. Everywhere I went, I would have to bring icy hot, ibuprofen, and an extra pair of shoes simply to maintain some level of comfort. With my ability to move freely now so drastically reduced, Ibegan to gain weight. I started to become very anxious about going anywhere because of the amount of recovery time my body would now require after just a single day trip to the zoo or, sometimes, even just a walk around the block. It was the perfect storm for becoming the most miserable and depressed that I have ever been.

After a few years of being in so much pain, I began to ask for help. My family doctor did a few blood tests and was concerned about my weight gain. I explained to him that my eating habits hadn’t changed but that I was in significant pain, having multiple headaches a week and 3-4 severe migraines a month. I let him know how difficult it had become to move my body in day-to-day activities. He listened to me and then prescribed a medication for my migraines, as well as an appetite suppressant, and sent me on my way. This went on for years. I went to see specialists, but was given no specific answers other than: “It’s your weight. You need to lose weight”. I was being prescribed medication, yet continued to experience no relief and receive no new answers regarding the root cause of it all. Why would a healthy 20 something person be in so much pain? What would cause that? This seemed to be a question that no one cared to find the answer to. My doctors didn’t believe me, I couldn’t tell my family for fear of judgment because of my weight gain, and Tom figured I just had a low pain tolerance and that being anxious and whiny was just a personality trait of mine…until I gave birth to our son. My wonderful husband watched me go through a very long and painful labor and not shed a tear. The same woman who cried in pain after going to the zoo for a day, the same person who had to take a hot shower and lather up with icy hot after a short hike. It didn’t make sense… until it did. He finally understood that something was very wrong and has since apologized for not believing that the pain was as severe as I told him it was.

Fast forward to 2020, when I became pregnant with our daughter right at the beginning of quarantine. It was a breaking point for me. I was in the most pain that I have ever been in, I was severely depressed and disconnected from the baby I was growing inside my body. I was admitted to labor and delivery for a 4-day long migraine and was having panic attacks weekly… it was a nightmare. But, as soon as I had our little Charli girl, it lit a fire inside of me. Something about having a daughter flipped a switch inside my brain and I decided that I just couldn’t live like this anymore. I had been seeing a woman I follow on

Instagram talk about Gonstead chiropractic care. She shared incredible testimonies of people like me, getting to live their lives again. The hope of being pain free and my new found inner drive, inspired me reach out to a chiropractor in Atlanta, who immediately referred me to Drs. Amanda and Cotey Jordan, here at Family Chiropractic. I called and made an appointment – the rest is history. Dr. Cotey was the first person to believe me. He could literally see my pain in the way that I stood, and heard the desperation in my voice. He took one look at my X-rays and said “You’re a mess”. We immediately came up with a plan and got to work.

Since that day, I have been driving an hour (each direction) twice a week for my adjustments, and it is so worth it! I’ve only had one migraine since August of 2021. I can cook again without having to sit to rest my back and hips. I can exercise. I can sleep. I can think clearly and am able to find joy so much more easily. I have more energy, more clarity. I am not held back from anxiety or fear anymore. The team at Family Chiro saved my life! No words can truly put into perspective the way their expertise and kindness have changed literally everything for me!

Review of Alex
Alex L.

I have suffered with migraines for over 20 years.

Frustrated, with little to no relief from medications and other therapies, I started to research the benefits of chiropractic care for headaches. I had tried a few chiropractors in the past but was looking for someone that actually specializes in treating migraines. When I came upon the Pittsburgh Migraine Challenge, it was clear to me that this program was different from others.

When I met with Dr. Cotey for a consultation, I felt like — for the first time in years — someone was actually listening to me. He was thorough, transparent, and incredibly compassionate when relaying the details of my evaluation. Based on that visit, I felt comfortable and confident in giving the Migraine Challenge a try.

My 3-month re-evaluation was a few weeks ago and I was STUNNED by the progress I saw in my x-rays! I went from having no curve in my neck at all, to having a noticeable curve. Perhaps more exciting was the space created between my skull and the first bone of my spine, where before, there had been no space at all!

I am so glad I took that leap of faith four months ago.

I have already noticed a decrease in the frequency and severity of my migraines. And I cannot say enough nice things about the staff — they are attentive, genuinely kind, and good at what they do.

If you are a migraine/headache sufferer and desperate for relief, I highly recommend looking into the Migraine Challenge.

Review of Adam
Adam B.

Years of migraines had taken a toll on me physically and mentally.

I had started to lose hope that this was something I could control – I was basically surrendering to my migraines. I was on google at 2am and typed in “migraine help”, which directed me to the Pittsburgh Migraine Challenge. I decided to give it a try and am so glad that I did!

Dr. Cotey listened and provided a plan to improve my headaches and overall spinal alignment. The results from treatment with Dr. Amanda and Dr. Marcus have been amazing and life changing. I finally have the freedom from weeks of endless headaches. The correction in my neck has been amazing – I went from 22 degrees to 3 degrees in just over 90 days! My spine is more flexible and, as a result, I am now more in tune with my body.

f you had told me that this is where I would be just three months later, I would not have believed it was possible. This team and practice are truly gifted at what they do.

Thank you for everything you do!
Thank you for giving me a big piece of my life back!

Hugh Review of
Hugh H.

I love the outdoors and have always been active in playing sports. When my wife and I moved to Pennsylvania, I joined a church softball league. As our son grew up, I began to coach for his baseball team. I also became a coach for the Eagle Country baseball league. Part of being a coach in this league meant that you had to be able to actually play on the team, as well. This was very rewarding to me because I was fit enough to compete with players half my age! But, on July 13th, 2013, this sport that I loved so much almost killed me.

I was coaching one of our games, but we were short a player – so I needed to play. I was playing left field and ran to catch a fly ball. As I caught this ball, my momentum carried me into the fence. My entire life changed that day as the left side of my head struck that fence at full speed. I was transported by medical helicopter to UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh with severe head and neck injuries. They diagnosed me with a concussion, spinal cord contusions, and a cochlear concussion which resulted in a 25% hearing loss in my left ear. I was fortunate not to have any bleeding in my brain. I could still walk, talk, and recognize the people around me, but this one incident has created so many challenges in my life.

Upon discharge from the hospital, my life, as I knew it, was gone. I suffered from ongoing headaches, double vision, muscle and nerve twitching. I lost my career as a postmaster because I could no longer perform the tasks of the job. My road to recovery has included physical therapy, cognitive therapy, and vision therapy. Doctors have prescribed multiple medications for me which have either not worked or caused horrible side effects. For years, there was not a single day that I did not have a headache. Every day had become a challenge. My life was passing me by and I was missing out on it all – time with my kids, grandkids, birthdays, holidays, etc… I was miserable and in pain all of the time. Then, one day, my wife heard about the Pittsburgh Migraine Challenge. I was skeptical at first, but I had nothing left to lose. This is the part where Dr. Cotey brought clarity and hope. After my very first adjustment with Dr. Amanda, I felt energy surge through my spine, up to my brain, and I knew at once that I was finally on the right track! The months of care that followed have continued to bring significant improvement. My headaches have begun to subside, I have started to run again, and I finally feel more alive! I am able to participate in family time and even play with my grandkids again without being completely wiped out. I recently joined Fit Body Bootcamp and am continuing to regain my strength. I am learning how to handle the noise in large, group settings without suffering from headaches.

Family Chiro has literally helped me get my life back and I would like to thank Dr. Cotey, Dr. Amanda, Dr. Marcus and the office staff for all of their help, understanding and kindness through this journey. I am now able to understand the life healing capabilities of my own body and for that I am so grateful to Family Chiro and their Pittsburgh Migraine Challenge!

Review of Raeline
Raeline D.

“It’s just crazy! I feel that it should be mandatory that everyone get adjusted by a Specific Corrective Care Chiropractor.”

Raeline was referred in by a good friend of hers who also experienced a life changing transformation here at Family Chiropractic! Raeline has suffered from Migraine Headaches for over fifteen years of her life. Like most chronic migraine sufferers, she knows when the next debilitating headache is about to set in – she experiences foggy vision, light sensitivity and discomfort in the sub-occipital region of her neck.

Raeline’s energy and optimistic look at life is contagious, which is why it’s heartbreaking to know that her migraines began to affect her ability to take care of her three beautiful children. Her husband, Derek, had no choice but to step up like any good husband would do and take care of the kiddos and the household every time Raeline would suffer a flareup. Raeline even made the comment, “There were days where I would have to lay in bed all day and I wouldn’t get anything done. My migraines would get so bad that I literally had to call Derek while he was at work and ask if there were any way he could come home and help with the kids.”

We, at Family Chiropractic, recognize that when momma bear is down, it affects the entire household and puts a lot of extra stress not only the hubby, but the kids as well. We salute both Derek, for being a supportive spouse, and Raeline for stepping up and taking complete responsibility of her health. She not only made the commitment to enroll in a Corrective Care Program, but she also took action, did as she was told, and got her life back in just three months!!!

In addition to getting her regular adjustments, Raeline has also made it a priority to keep up on her regular workouts! In just a few short months since joining our Family Chiropractic family, she has already seen significant improvement in her energy levels, quality of sleep, anxiety, neck pain, floaters in her eyes, sinus issues and tinnitus in her ears.

Raeline is an absolute rockstar and our team at Family Chiropractic looks forward to seeing her continued success as she continues her journey towards getting her life back and taking complete control of her and her family’s health

Review of Mary Beth
Mary Beth M.

Meet MaryBeth Miller; a phenomenal photographer with energy that will slap a smile right onto your face! Our team here at Family Chiropractic simply loves her!!!

MaryBeth came to get checked here based off a recommendation from someone she knew, who just so happened to be Drs. Cotey and Amanda’s midwife, Jen Nelson!

“For a while seeing a chiro weekly has helped some, but lately the usual adjustments are not helping. Sometimes it makes things worse. I’ve heard great things about the Gonstead Technique and would love to see if it helps me.”Having three kids (ages 18, 16 and 12), running her own business and living an hour away from the office didn’t exactly make her journey “easy”. With the accountability and support of her hubby Matt, MaryBeth jumped all in, fully committed and did whatever was asked of her!

We are proud to announce that not only has the Gonstead Specific adjustments helped MaryBeth with her weekly headaches, she has had transformational changes that go well beyond her Migraines and have drastically improved her quality of life!

Dr. Cotey noted that it was REMARKABLE seeing the support coming from Matt and hearing MaryBeth describe how Matt would hold her accountable with her Spinal Hygiene exercises; literally getting her to get out of bed at night if she happened to not get around to laying on her dennerroll that day!

MaryBeth is progressing extremely well on her Corrective Care program and is well on her way to experiencing extraordinary health!!

Review of Kelly.L
Kelly L

Kelly and her husband, Andy, have five wonderful children and are the owners of The Family Freezer – an incredible business that allows families to not only eat healthy, but save time and money as well. She just may be your very next recipe-creating, list-making best friend!

Kelly made the journey into Family Chiropractic due to migraine headaches, which she had been dealing with for over four years. Eventually, these headaches began to occur more frequently and developed into more serious occurring migraines. When she began to experience them on a weekly basis, she said enough was enough and decided to take action!

Afterall, as a business owner and mother of five, who has time for annoying headaches to slow them down?!?!

Her approach to life is second to none as she sifts through this extremely busy, sometimes chaotic world, with her easygoing yet make-it-happen attitude. She is an extremely disciplined women and her positivity radiates and fills the office with warmth, kindness and inspiration. Our team here at Family Chiropractic adores Kelly and would love to see crowds of people just like her walking through our doors.

We are happy and proud to announce that after three short months of her specific corrective care program, Kelly has taken her health into her own hands and is absolutely crushing it!

She is definitely breaking her subluxation patterns, feeling remarkably better and most importantly, she is functioning at a much stronger level!

Please help us congratulate Kelly on a job well done!

She has taken responsibility for her health and she has made her regular chiropractic adjustments an adjunct to her already healthy lifestyle!!!

Family Chiropractic
9543 Goehring Road
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
(724) 741-6080

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Tuesday6:30 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday8 AM - 11 AM
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