Over the past decade, Dr. Harcourt has poured over migraine research, condensed it down into 4 main factors, his 'Bucket Theory', and has developed one of the most comprehensive, yet straight-forward explanations of migraine available. In his book he explains that the 4 main factors of migraine are Hormonal, Nutritional, Musculoskeletal and Neurological, which must each be treated comprehensively as well as simultaneously for best results. Patients find that most doctors are in their own lane and that it can be difficult to coordinate multiple different practitioners and get them all on the same page. Dr. Harcourt's book aims to teach you what migraine actually is, and steps you can take to help move you down the spectrum of migraine. Ultimately, Mastering Migraine will help put you in control of migraine, rather than having migraine control you!
Dr. Adam Harcourt is the owner of Imagine X Functional Neurology, with office locations in Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara, CA. He is a Fellow of the American College of Functional Neurology (FACFN), Fellow of the American Board of Vestibular Rehabilitation (FABVR), Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (DACNB), and a 4th generation Doctor of Chiropractic. Dr. Harcourt is also an Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, where he travels both domestically and internationally instructing doctors from around the world.
Dr. Harcourt has developed his novel Migraine and Concussion treatment programs based on the latest research, his years of experience seeing patients, and his passion for finding the root causes and correcting them. He has become the go-to doctor for these conditions and his treatment programs bring patients to his California offices from literally all around the world.
Dr. Harcourt has also created a 150-hour post-doctoral program, also titled ‘Mastering Migraine’, with which he instructs doctors from all different backgrounds from around the world. Dr. Harcourt is also dedicated to giving back and has served on the Board of Directors at Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center in Santa Barbara, CA for many years, and was Board President from 2017-2018.
Dr. Harcourt has presented multiple abstracts on Migraine, Concussion, Dysautonomia and Multiple Sclerosis at research symposiums over the past several years. He was a speaker at the International Symposium of Clinical Neuroscience (ISCN) on Migraine in 2018, and a presenter and chair at the Neurological Disorders Symposium (NDS) on his treatment of Migraine in 2019. He is also a sought-after speaker and has spoken at many different events across the U.S. on Migraine and Concussion treatment and diagnosis, podcasts, television interviews, and more.
"This book helped me understand migraine for the first time and helped me know what steps to take to get my life back!"
"The most succinct explanation of migraine and how to properly manage it I've ever read. Thanks Dr. Harcourt!"
"Finally! A doctor who actually gets migraine! I've seen so many doctors who seem to have no clue how to properly explain migraine, much less begin to actually help me besides prescribing a medication. Now I feel like I can actually have the control I've been seeking for years."
Dr. Harcourt's Bucket Theory
Picture the part of your brain that allows migraine to occur as a bucket. All migraine patients have different size buckets - some very small and some larger. The smaller the bucket, the faster it will fill up with stress and triggers and overflow into a migraine. One of the goals of our migraine program is to make your bucket as big as possible. This will allow you to be able to handle a lot more stressors without your bucket overflowing and causing a migraine. We do this with neurological rehabilitation, peripheral nerve stimulation, gaze stability exercises, vestibular rehabilitation, manual therapies, eye-head tracking exercises, and/or peripheral vision training. The bucket can also be in different parts of the brain, which is why different treatments are effective for different patients.
Dr. Adam Harcourt
DC, DACNB, FACFN, FABVR
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