Ever Had a Migraine? How About for 3 Straight Years?


This is Haley's Freedom story about living a full life and the miracle that made the impact.

Written on
January 24, 2020
Dr. Don C. Dequine Jr. PT, DPT, CSCS

Hopefully you are reading this because you are inspired by awesome stories, and headaches/migraines are not a struggle of yours. However, if you happen to be plagued with them, how often? Once a month? One a week? How about, every day? Maybe, every day, all day? In the medical world, migraines are classified along this spectrum: How often do you get them? What are your symptoms? How severe are your symptoms? And how long do your symptoms last? Of course, if you are reading this not just for a cool story, and do struggle with migraines, you are fully educated on the medical process!

HERE COMES THE SHOCKER: I am not going to waste your time and give you remedies for reducing your headache symptoms. I am certain that you have done your research, unfortunately and most likely, with unfavorable results (Hence why you are reading this looking for the next possible break through). Like I posted in my last blog, my intentions are not to inundate you with useless fluff, but to share with you a Freedom Story and in turn invite you to come and write YOUR STORY with us.

While I introduce you to Haley think about your medical history. Does your story sound similar? Even if it does not, remember, there is a spectrum. All pain matters no matter how big or small.

Meet Haley:

A beautiful, talented, passionate, young woman who knows no stranger. Once you meet her, you walk away feeling as though you have a new best friend. She has a soul the size of California and finds joy in mentoring young women. Haley is now married, serves in her church, and has a full-time job.

Between the ages of 16-18 she suffered from chronic headaches, that NEVER left her. Day and night, she suffered horrific pain. Pain so severe she spent most of her days in doctors’ offices with an occasional emergency room visit. She was unable to continue with high school, unable to work, and desperate for answers. In her words: “I was under the care of approximately 10 different doctors and pain specialists over my 3 years. I tried every medication out there, had countless X-Rays and MRI’s. I tried multiple bouts of physical therapy, chiropractic care, non-invasive surgeries, Botox, Naturopathic doctors, and used all of the latest and greatest technology”.

REAL LIFE MOMENT: How many of you have or know of someone who has tried EVERYTHING? Do not give up. There is always hope.

As mentioned above, Haley is now living life. A FREE life. At Freedom, we believe in miracles and Haley is just that. Surely, we used our education to establish and reach Aerobic Exercise goals. We also educated her about pain and helped her establish a strong belief system. However, most importantly, we PRAYED for her. I must have cried for 10 minutes the day she walked in to Freedom pain free. Cried because of God’s miraculous provision and healing, Haley’s determination, and my opportunity to stand back and witness her life altering STORY!

This blog is already 5 paragraphs longer than I had hoped, so I will finish with this: Whoever you are, wherever you are, do not give up! If you dare to give us a chance, we would love to play a part in helping you write YOUR story.

– Donny