The World Health Organization considers migraines to be one of the top twenty disabling illnesses worldwide. One out of every four households in the USA has a member who experiences migraines. Migraines are a neurological condition that is more common than diabetes, asthma, and epilepsy combined. New research is being done all the time because people with migraines are so desperate for relief. Some turn to extreme measures to deal with the pain.
One extreme measure is what is called a forehead lift. A plastic surgeon, Dr. Guyruron, residing in Cleveland, OH has been performing this type of surgery. The goal is to decompress nerves in and around the head that are connected to migraine pain. Even though there has been some success, there are obviously some serious risks and the root cause of migraines is not being addressed.
A Natural Approach
Upper cervical chiropractic care has seen a favorable outcome in treating patients with migraines. We focus on finding the underlying cause, which often is a misalignment of the upper two bones of the vertebrae. If a misalignment is found here, it is likely that it is putting undue pressure on the brainstem and irritating nerves and blood vessels in this area. When this occurs, blood and spinal fluid flow to the brain are disrupted. Signals being sent via the brainstem to and from the body and the brain are being misinterpreted. This can be the cause of many types of neurological disorders, migraines being among them.
We use a very gentle, non-invasive technique that results in the nerves being decompressed without surgery. Our gentle procedure relieves the pressure being put on the nerves of the spine, and healing of tissues can begin. The body can begin communicating properly once again. Rather than dulling the pain, the root cause is being addressed leading, in many cases, to the long-lasting relief of migraine symptoms. Patients have even reported total remission of migraine pain after treatment.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Schurger call 217-698-7900
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Berlin, Mechanicsburg, Taylorville, Pana, Petersburg, Loami, Athens, Lincoln, Divernon, Decatur, Forsyth, Monticello, Havana, Virginia, Kilbourne, Waverly, Franklin, Mt.Pulaski, Clinton, Virginia, Springfield, Chatham, Jerome, Rochester, Arthur, Sherman, Riverton, New Berlin, Pleasant Plains, Auburn, Glenarm, Tuscola, Arcola, Mattoon, Sullivan, Lovington, Chicago and outlying suburbs.