As many as 46% of adults have migraines or headaches globally. This number is large enough to make migraines and headaches fall into the category of being a global epidemic. Let’s take a look at some interesting facts about migraines:
- A headache is only one symptom of a migraine.
- They are neurological in nature.
- Improper blood flow to and from the brain negatively affects a person’s health.
- Migraines have been connected to insufficient oxygen in the brain.
- The upper neck vertebrae can become unstable causing issues with the function of the brainstem.
- If the C1 and C1 vertebrae are misaligned, this negatively affects a person’s neurology and cerebrospinal fluid flow.
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Where to Find Relief for Migraines
A person may normally head to a primary care doctor for help if a migraine strikes. Sometimes, one will simply lie in a cool, dark room until the pain passes. Both of these can be beneficial while a migraine is happening. However, unless the underlying cause is addressed, then the migraine will come back. Since the vertebrae of the upper neck can be responsible for causing migraines, a good place to find relief is by visiting an upper cervical chiropractor.
Upper cervical chiropractors are not traditional chiropractors who pop or force the spine into place. A gentle and specific technique, along with special x-rays that show exactly where the misalignment of the neck is are utilized. Then, using gentle pressure along with precise measurements, we are able to help the body to bring itself back into alignment naturally.
A misalignment in these bones of just ¼ of a millimeter can be enough to cause migraines and a host of other health problems. This is because this misalignment places undue pressure on the brainstem hindering it from doing its job of sending signals to and from the brain and body. Blood flow and oxygen flow can be hindered leading to the perfect environment for a migraine headache. Once corrected, many patients and those in a number of case studies have reported seeing their migraine symptoms decrease or disappear entirely.
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