If you suffer from migraines, then you know the health and financial burden caused by this debilitating neurological condition. You’re also not alone. 38 million American’s suffer from migraines, and it is estimated that many more are undiagnosed. Why is such a common condition so poorly understood?
So Many Migraines, So Little Care
In the US there are only about 500 certified headache specialists. So you can imagine the relatively small percentage of migraine sufferers who ever get to see such a specialist. Primary care doctors generally provide symptom-based treatments. Over-the-counter medications may be recommended or prescriptions provided for more severe cases.
According to the Migraine Research Foundation, only about 12% of people who suffer from migraines get any kind of preventative care. This often consists of a diary that allows the patient to discern migraine triggers and to make the necessary dietary and lifestyle changes to avoid these triggers.
The fact is that many people never even get diagnosed with migraines. They buy an over-the-counter painkiller and manage the pain since they figure that is all the doctor will do anyway. Is there a better way to deal with the suffering of migraines?
Upper Cervical Care Provides Help
Upper cervical chiropractic care offers a natural option for reducing the severity or even eliminating migraines. How does the upper spine relate to severe head pain? A misalignment of the atlas (C1 vertebra) can potentially result in things such as brainstem pressure, lack of blood flow to the brain, or cerebrospinal fluid pooling. These are all contributing factors for migraines.
As a result, many experience relief right from their first adjustment. One case study involved a woman who experienced migraines since childhood. After just 4 months of upper cervical care, she revealed that her frequent migraines (2-3 times per week) were now only occurring about once a month. We seek to provide similar results for our patients.
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