Migraines affect all types of people all over the world. In fact, the Migraine Research Institute reports that fourteen million people have migraines every day. This includes 18% of women and 6% of men in the United States.
What are some typical symptoms migraine sufferers experience?
- Disabling head pain
- Disturbances in vision
- Vomiting and nausea
- Sensitivity to sound, light, and odors
Some doctors consider migraines to be a disease. They are difficult to diagnose and even harder to treat. The medical field is now taking a closer look at where migraines are originating from. What they are finding may be surprising to you.
New Zealand physicians are seeing how important the health of the upper neck is to the health of their patients. Proper upper neck alignment is vital to proper input and output of the brainstem. The function of the brainstem is to send messages to the brain about how pain is felt and regulated by the body. If the upper neck is misaligned, then the brainstem becomes overly sensitive and may incorrectly process information, sending mixed or wrong signals to the brain. This leads to migraines.
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Can Upper Cervical Chiropractors Help with Migraines?
The simple answer is yes, in many cases upper cervical care can help. Sometimes an adjustment is the best way to help migraine patients to cope with migraine pain. We use the latest techniques to find misalignments in the upper neck. We then develop a treatment plan with our patients to work to correct it. The adjustment process is gentle and pain-free. We do not twist or pop the spine. What are the results of our treatment?
A study done of one-hundred migraine patients revealed something very interesting. All of them received adjustments by an upper cervical chiropractor. At the end of the study, all of them reported an improvement in their symptoms. Many of them had their migraines go away entirely.
Our patients report very similar results. Most feel happier and healthier overall with only one or two adjustments.
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