Migraines—Why a Patch Doesn’t Fix the Underlying Problem

Nearly 38 million Americans are suffering from migraines and finding the search for relief to be elusive. The problem with modern migraine care is that nearly every option is designed to relieve symptoms after an attack has already begun. As a result, there is very little in the way of preventative medicine. Plus, many present drugs prove ineffective for a high percentage of patients, and they come with a host of side effects.

A Patch Present as a New Migraine Option (but not for long)

One modern attempt at curbing the pain of migraines consists of a patch that delivers medication into the bloodstream for several hours. The medication, sumatriptan, is one of the drugs that is often used for migraines. Unfortunately, after less than a year, the patch has been temporarily pulled from the market while researchers attempt to discover why it was causing severe skin reactions for some patients. Yet again, medications provide limited results, only target symptoms, and result in side effects that outweigh the benefits. Is there a better way?

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Upper Cervical Chiropractic—Going After the Cause of Migraines

One potential cause of migraines is an upper cervical misalignment. Such a misalignment can cause soft tissue damage, inhibit vertebral blood flow, cause problems with cerebrospinal fluid drainage, and more. Any of these effects can result in migraines. Therefore, this may be a more common underlying migraine cause than some in the medical field acknowledge. Correcting the misalignment can play a key role in helping migraines on a more permanent basis and without the use of drugs that cause numerous side effects.


At Advanced Spinal Washington, we use the NUCCA technique to identify and correct such misalignments. X-rays are used to measure an existing misalignment precisely, and gentle adjustments are tailored to the individual patient’s needs. To learn more, schedule a consultation with us, and get on the road to improved spinal health today.

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