migraines-how-a-neck-misalignment-can-be-to-blameMigraines are an extremely debilitating neurological condition. They impact your life quality and can cause you great frustration. Your family physician may suggest over-the-counter or prescription pain medication. In severe cases, surgery may be an option. However, if you are one of the many people looking for a natural solution, continue to read this article. There is a natural area of help available that has proven to be effective.

A link has been seen between migraines and people who have undergone head and neck trauma due to vehicle accidents (whiplash) or other similar traumas. Dr. Raymond Damadian, the inventor of the MRI, confirmed this by using an upright MRI machine to observe the flow of blood and cerebrospinal fluid to the brain. If a misalignment was present in one of the top bones of the neck, the flow of these fluids was hindered. The blood and cerebrospinal fluid are blocked from leaving the brain and pool around it, causing intracranial pressure. In turn, migraines and headaches follow.

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Upper Cervical Care for Migraines

Upper cervical chiropractors use special imagining methods and scientific measurements to find the small misalignments present in your upper cervical spine. We then use a gentle, low-force method to encourage the bones to move back into their original position without having to pop or crack the neck or spine. Once adjusted, normal fluid flow can resume and this often leads to a major improvement in headaches and migraines. Some patients see them go away completely.

Does It Really Work?

Numerous studies have been done proving the effectiveness of upper cervical chiropractic care. In one particular study, there were two patients who both had migraines following whiplash. Using the upright MRI, it was determined there was a blockage in their fluid flow. A misalignment was discovered in the top two bones of the neck in both of them. They were given an adjustment tailored to their needs by an upper cervical chiropractor. Within an hour’s time, another MRI was done to compare fluid flow changes. The fluid flow had normalized in both patients, and both stated their migraines had gone away. If you are suffering from migraines or headaches, call our office today to set up an appointment.

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