It seems as if everyone knows someone suffering from migraines or they themselves suffer from migraines. Did you know that as many as 39 million Americans and 1 billion people worldwide get migraines? Women get them 3 times more often than men. There is also something referred to as chronic migraines, which affect 4 million people. This means these people have migraines 15 or more times during a month. Migraine symptoms include the following:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Extreme sensitivity to light, sound, and odor
- Throbbing and pounding head pain
- Neck pain and soreness
- Dizziness and vertigo
A Link Discovered Between Migraines and Asthma
As many as 7 percent of adults living in America suffer from asthma. Recent research reveals that migraines and asthma may be connected. The causes of both remain unknown. However, there are many similarities between the two. Both asthma and migraines come about due to a lack of oxygen and blood flow to either the brain (migraines) or the lungs (asthma). The decrease in the amount of oxygen and blood flow may be caused by inflammation brought about by allergies. In addition, if the central nervous system is not functioning at its peak, the entire body can be negatively impacted. What would cause this to occur?
The Central Nervous System, Migraines, and Asthma
One reason the central nervous system might not be performing at its peak has to do with a misalignment in the bones of the upper cervical spine. If the C1, or atlas, is out of place, it can put the brainstem under pressure, causing the brainstem to send improper signals to the brain and damaging communication between the brain and body. The central nervous system regulates blood flow and oxygen. If it is hindered, migraines and asthma can easily follow.
Here at Balanced Living in Vancouver, Washington, we use a gentle method which does not require us to pop or crack the neck or spine to get good results. Rather, the bones are encouraged to move back into place naturally. Many patients have noticed an improvement in migraines in only a couple of visits.
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