Migraines can be agonizing to those affected by them. This neurological condition can impact a person both physically and financially. As many as 38 million people experience migraines in the United States alone. Although women are three times more affected, men suffer from migraines too.
How do migraines affect us financially? In America, the annual cost of migraines is estimated to be a staggering $36 billion in financial loss and migraine treatments. In the workplace, nearly 113 million workdays are lost each year, equivalent to $13 billion in lost work productivity.
Workplace Lighting May Trigger Migraines
A recent study has discovered that migraines may be intensified by fluorescent lighting. Working for long hours every day under this lighting can result in a higher risk of migraine episodes. One of the main symptoms of migraines include light sensitivity, and for some reason, fluorescent lighting tends to instigate and worsen a migraine attack.
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Where to Seek Natural Care for Migraines
If you’re living with migraines and wanting to find a treatment that takes away the pain forever, one option that has proven to be successful is upper cervical chiropractic care. Upper cervical chiropractors specialize in determining the exact misalignments in the upper neck area, mainly the C1 and C2 vertebrae. These bones are responsible for protecting the brainstem and are susceptible to getting out of position. When they are misaligned, even by the slightest millimeter, the brainstem will be put under pressure, hindering it from functioning correctly. The brainstem acts as the communication bridge of the body. It sends signals to and from the brain and body. If under tension, communication is impeded.
Here at Balanced Living in Vancouver, Washington, we use a unique technique called NUCCA that does not entail forcing the spine to return in its position. We can help realign your C1 or C2 bones gently. Once the upper cervical vertebrae are properly aligned, the body can being to work optimally again and undo any damage done by the misalignment. We have helped many migraine patients find relief. Call us today to see what we can do to help you find migraine relief.
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