Migraine headaches can be overwhelming to the person suffering from them. This ailment afflicts 12 out of every 100 residents in the United States. Migraines are frustrating not only to the one suffering but also to medical doctors who struggle to find the right solution for their patients. The wide range of symptoms and multiple reasons why they occur make them very difficult to care for.
For some, migraines are just one of the struggles confronted by those who suffer from them. Many also have additional health concerns such as bipolar disorder and depression. In fact, a recent study revealed that 82% of those suffering from type II bipolar disorder also have migraines. Higher risk of an anxiety disorder is also connected to experiencing migraines. Interestingly, when migraines are cared for, an improvement in these mood disorders is also observed. So the question becomes, what is the best way to alleviate migraine pain?
Migraines Alleviated by Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care
A link has been discovered between migraine headaches and a misalignment in the upper cervical spine. The job of the spine is to protect the spinal cord. The brainstem is protected, specifically, by the C1 and C2 vertebrae. However, if they move out of alignment, they can actually put pressure on the brainstem. The brainstem is the communication highway of the body. It is responsible for sending messages to the brain from the body and vice versa. This region of the body also regulates blood and cerebrospinal fluid flow.
At Upper Cervical Health Center Springfield, we examine patients for this specific type of misalignment. If one is detected, we work with patients to correct the problem. However, we do not pop or crack the spine or neck as in general chiropractic. We use a gentle adjustment method that lets the bones move back to their original position without causing additional stress to the body. The body has amazing healing powers that then take over and repair the damage done to the nervous system, restoring communication and blood flow. This is often all that is needed to see relief of or even an end to migraine headaches.
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