Migraines and headaches are global menaces. Approximately 12% of people suffer from migraines and the total rises to 46% when you include headaches. Because the primary symptom of a migraine is a headache, many confuse these conditions and just view migraines as really bad headaches. However, migraines are actually a complex neurological condition.
While much about migraines remains a mystery, researchers often agree that the brainstem plays a key role in migraine occurrence. They are also linked to a reduced amount of oxygen being received by the brain due to decreased blood flow. The arteries that bring blood to the brain flow through the upper cervical vertebrae and are therefore referred to as vertebral arteries. Also, an upper cervical misalignment can place pressure on the brainstem and interfere with its proper function.
As a result, a connection between the upper cervical spine and migraines becomes clear. Such a misalignment can cause both conditions that are linked to migraines—brainstem and blood flow issues. Is there a natural way to get help for this underlying issue?
Helping Migraines by Correcting Upper Cervical Misalignments
Correcting the upper cervical misalignment can help to restore proper brainstem function and facilitate proper blood flow to the brain. Thus, upper cervical chiropractic is a means of correcting two potential migraine causes in one gentle adjustment.
At Upper Cervical Health Centers Springfield, we focus on the C1 and C2 vertebrae, looking for specific misalignments and correcting them in a gentle and long-lasting way. This gives the body time to heal the damage was done by the misalignment. Many patients find that the result is fewer or less intense migraines. Some even find complete relief. If you would like to learn more about what upper cervical chiropractic care can do for you, schedule a consultation.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Schurger call 217-698-7900