Migraines are more than really bad headaches. They are a neurological condition that can be very disabling. They can occur occasionally or more often. Some migraines are chronic, meaning they happen more than 15 days out of the month. Migraines are known for the following symptoms:
- Extreme throbbing, pounding head pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Visual disturbances
- Tingling in the face or arms and legs
- Sensitivity to light, sound, and certain smells
Migraines are the number one reason for people to miss work and school. It is estimated that as many as 113 million days of work are lost due to migraines. This causes the United States to lose $13 billion each year. Every ten seconds, someone in the US goes to the emergency room with a migraine. Not only does this impact your life quality, but it takes a real toll on your financial situation.
A woman suffering from migraines decided to make a list of her personal expenses not covered by her insurance:
- Visits to the ER: $2,500
- Acupuncture: $750
- Supplements: $500
- Chiropractic care: $1,250
- A mask to flash light patterns: $90
- MRI: $125
- Headband w/electric impulses: $375
This comes out to a total of $5,600.00, not including the cost of trying specialized diets, nasal pepper sprays, and a variety of home remedies to try to find relief. However, she is still trying to find what will work for her migraines as none of the above proved to be helpful! She may want to look into upper cervical chiropractic care instead of trying traditional chiropractic as mentioned above. Why is that so?
How Upper Cervical Care Helps Migraines
Case studies have revealed this specialized kind of chiropractic care actually does help with migraines. It is based on making sure the top bones of the neck are in alignment. If they misalign, they put undue pressure on the brainstem and cause it to malfunction. If improper signals are being sent to the brain, then migraines may be an end result. Here at Balanced Living in Vancouver, Washington, we use a method that does not require us to pop the neck or back. Rather, it is safe and gentle. Many patients see relief in just a few adjustments.
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