Interesting research has become available that indicates 92% of those suffering from migraine headaches were able to find some relief by visiting an upper cervical chiropractor. This is due to the fact that headaches, migraines, and other chronic issues often occur because of a misalignment of the top two bones of the neck.
Upper cervical chiropractic is a specific form of chiropractic that focuses on making sure the upper vertebrae, particularly the C1 (atlas) and C2 (axis), are in proper alignment. This is the area of the neck where the brainstem and the spinal cord meet. The function of the central nervous system is greatly influenced by this general area. Communication to and from the brain and body can be hindered by a misalignment, leading to a variety of problems including migraine headaches.
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Since the 1950’s the medical community has acknowledged a link between misalignments in the upper neck and headaches. In fact, in 1958 the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) stated that headaches were not really a pain in the head but a pain in the neck. However, rather than address the root cause, physicians continue to prescribe strong drugs to help alleviate symptoms. These drugs are often accompanied by harmful side effects, such as:
- Pain in the abdomen
- Vertigo or dizziness
- Feeling of weakness
- Tingling, burning, or other abnormal sensations
- Pain in the jaw, neck, or throat
Why Seek the Care of an Upper Cervical Chiropractor for Migraines?
Migraine headaches are debilitating. If a person is serious about treating the underlying cause, it is a good time for him to seek upper cervical care. At The Apple Valley Clinic of Chiropractic, we will examine the neck for misalignments using a specific series of x-rays. When we determine where the misalignment lies, we then use a gentle procedure to correct it that allows the body to begin using its own natural restorative powers to not only heal the damage done but help the bones realign and stay in place. Many have reported seeing a decrease in migraine headaches after only a few visits. Some see them go away completely.
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