You wake up ready to face the day ahead of you. Maybe you have to work or perhaps have a fun outing planned. Then it strikes – a migraine. There goes any hope of being productive. Before long, you are back in bed with the lights out, hoping there isn’t a knock on the door or a phone call to interrupt your hibernation. The attack may last hours, and it may take hours more to recover afterward.
Do you know what triggers your migraines? Here are a few common triggers:
- Sleep deprivation
- High stress levels
- Poor posture
- Low blood sugar
- High alcohol consumption
Could Your Neck Be Causing Your Migraines?
You may have noticed one of the common triggers is posture. Whether due to trauma, stress, or posture problems, upper neck misalignments can definitely result in migraines. That means while the “trigger” may be one of the things listed above, the underlying problem is the subluxation.
Dr. Frederick Schurger of Springfield, Illinois specializes in correcting such misalignments. At his upper cervical practice, Dr. Schurger uses what has become known as the Blair technique to treat misalignments of the atlas. For many, these gentle adjustments have helped migraine symptoms and reduced the frequency of migraine occurrence.
Consider just one case described by Bernard et al. involving a girl of 16. She had experienced chronic migraines since primary school. After an exam had revealed an atlas misalignment, she experienced a series of 5 corrections and was able to stop her medication. Rather than experiencing one or two severe migraines every week, she was only experiencing two to four mild headaches each month.
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1.Silberstein S. Migraine – Neurologic Disorders [Internet]. Merck Manuals Professional Edition. 2014 [cited 2 November 2015]. Available from: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/neurologic-disorders/headache/migraine
2. Bernard M, Alcantara J, Pierce S. The Care of a Teenage Girl with Migraine Headaches with the Advanced Orthogonal Procedure: A Case Report. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. 2013;2013(January):14-19.