With the astounding number of migraine sufferers across the United States numbering more than 38 million, it’s no wonder there are more people looking for natural relief. Many migraine sufferers have run the gamut of treatment options. Some are tired of living with a medicine cabinet full of pills, and others are just looking for a solution that yields results that are more than temporary. Fortunately, there are natural options available for migraine sufferers that are safe and effective, including:
- Essential oils, such as peppermint or lavender
- Herbs, such as butterbur, gingko biloba, or feverfew
- Coenzyme Q10
- Acupuncture or acupressure
The key to finding an option that works is in its longevity. A good question to consider is how long does the treatment provide relief for? The unfortunate truth is that many options, even the natural ones, only help to manage symptoms and don’t address the underlying cause.
Stop Merely Covering Up Migraine Symptoms
If you feel like you’ve exhausted all of your options, tried everything, and still haven’t found reliable, lasting relief, there is another option. Upper cervical chiropractic care has helped many people find relief from their migraines by addressing a very specific type of misalignment that can be found at the top of the spine. A misalignment of the uppermost vertebra in the neck, the atlas, can cause big problems within the central nervous system. This is because the atlas sits at the very top of the spine where the brainstem forms a transition between your brain and your spinal cord.
If you have suffered from any kind of head or neck injury, even something as seemingly mild as a fall at a playground or a minor fender-bender, the atlas may have suffered a slight misalignment. If this is the case, and if it has gone uncorrected for any length of time, the ability of your brainstem to transmit proper signals between the brain and body might be compromised, leading to the development of migraines. If you feel like you’ve tried everything else without success, then the upper cervical approach might provide some long sought after answers.
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