- Debilitating head pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Sensitivity to light, sound, and odor
In June of 2015, a new drug was introduced to the market that is geared towards putting a stop to a migraine attack before it occurs. This drug is made so that it attacks CGRP – calcitonin gene-related peptide – a neurotransmitter that our body produces to carry messages to and from the brain and body. Research has revealed that elevated levels of CGRP can be a contributing factor in the development of migraines. It is believed that by the medicine attacking the CGRP, migraines episodes may be cut in half.
However, it is vital to remember that any medication comes along with unwanted and often dangerous side effects. The main goal of these medicines is to control symptoms, not address the cause. By looking at the root cause of migraines, they may not only be reduced but perhaps even eliminated.
The Underlying Cause of Migraines May Lead to a Better Solution
An area of care that is seeing much success in alleviating migraines is that of upper cervical chiropractic care. This is a natural alternative to medication that focuses on a misalignment that may be in the upper neck vertebrae. The C1 and C2 vertebrae are located in the area of the brainstem. In fact, it is their job to protect the brainstem. However, if they are out of place, they can put pressure on the brainstem causing it to malfunction. Blood flow to the brain may be compromised and signals being sent between the brain and body can be hindered. Once corrected, through a gentle and precise adjustment, many have seen the end to migraine pain sur ce site.
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