Migraine, Migraines, Headaches, Headaches, Head Pain, Migraine Headaches, Migraine Relief, Headache ReliefMigraines are a reality of life for many. In fact, approximately 37 million people in the USA have migraines, with 27 million of them being women. They can be debilitating and make everyday routines a challenge for the sufferer and for family members.

Healthcare providers also are challenged by migraines, not only in properly diagnosing them but in finding a treatment that works. Often, this involves using a number of prescription drugs to find the one that works. These drugs come with potentially harmful side-effects and do not work for everyone. Sometimes, surgery is recommended to the person with migraines to reduce pain. Again, this does not always prove to be effective. As of late, doctors are moving away from traditional treatments in favor of more natural ways to treat migraines.

Triggers for Migraines

The person who suffers from migraine attacks, for one reason or another, has a brain that is more sensitive than normal, and too much stimulation creates the perfect environment for a migraine. Lifestyle changes can reduce the number of triggers for migraines. The Huffington Post listed some common triggers that a person may want to avoid. These are:

  • Irregular sleep patterns
  • Artificial sweeteners or sugar
  • Red wine
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Caffeine
  • Emotional stressors

While avoiding these may lead to a person experiencing fewer migraines, they will still happen. The underlying cause needs to be addressed. How can this be done?

Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care

A clinical study done of 100 people suffering from migraine headaches revealed that a common link among them was that of a misalignment of the upper neck vertebrae, in particular, the C1 or atlas bone. Proper alignment of this bone is vital to patients who have migraines because the brainstem is housed in this area. A misalignment leads to vascular and neurological problems. Once corrected, the patients in the study all saw improvement in their migraines. Some even had them go away entirely in only one or two adjustments.

We have been specially trained to work with people who have migraines. We use the latest technology to find misalignments and then work to correct them. When this is done, our patients often report feeling better overall.


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