Migraines are debilitating and, unfortunately for some, become part of one’s normal routine. In the USA, 12 million people seek care for migraine headaches. An estimated ¼ of the entire population in America have an ongoing headache disorder.
With the amount of information available on the Internet and elsewhere, people are taking their health care into their own hands. While it is important to be educated about what someone is dealing with, there is some danger to be considered.
For one thing, migraine sufferers are going to their medical doctors demanding costly and possibly dangerous tests that are frequently not necessary. Recent studies have shown that the way migraines are being dealt with is really not effective in the long run. There is also much misinformation going around that should be guarded against. Something as simple as lifestyle changes can actually help a person to reduce the risk of getting a migraine. Is there other help available?
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How Upper Cervical Chiropractors Help Migraine Patients
When someone comes to Advanced Spinal Washington because they have repeat migraines or headaches, we are happy to work with them and try to give them some relief. We understand that often migraines are caused by a misalignment in the upper cervical spine, particularly the C1 (atlas) and C2 (axis) bones. This area of the neck is vital to a person’s heath because it houses many of the nerves that can cause migraines. It is also the area where the brainstem meets with the spinal cord. A misalignment here can affect how the central nervous system works and how blood and cerebrospinal fluid flow are regulated. All of this leads to a migraine headache.
By correcting the misalignment through a gentle procedure, many patients see a decrease in migraine symptoms. Some people may even see their migraines go away entirely. According to a study done by Erin Elster, patients can see improvement in as little as one or two adjustments.
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