prescription-medicine-vs-natural-care-for-migrainesEvery migraine chiropractor based in Vancouver, WA would agree that migraines are challenging to manage. Many relieve their migraines and try to minimize attacks by taking medications or through natural care alternatives.

It is common for a person suffering from frequent migraine headaches to choose instant relief. As a result, more people chose prescription drugs given by their family physicians for convenience and fast comfort.

Common Medications for Migraines

Here is a list of a few regularly prescribed drugs for migraines:

  • Relpax
  • Maxalt
  • Imitrex
  • Zomig

However, there are some side effects to taking these medications on a regular basis. Also, these medicines only deal with the symptoms of migraines, not the root cause of the condition.

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Possible Side Effects of Migraine Medications

Some of the common side effects that you may encounter from taking prescription drugs are:

  • Feeling of weakness throughout the body
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dizziness and vertigo
  • Nausea
  • Pain in the neck, jaw, or throat
  • Tingling, numbness, and burning feeling

Due to these unpleasant side effects, many patients turn to more natural and safer methods of dealing with their migraines. Fortunately, there is a safe, painless, and natural way of dealing with the neurological disorder. Upper cervical care is an excellent option. 

A Migraine Chiropractor Based in Vancouver, WA Brings a Safer Way to Get Relief

An important link exists between migraine headaches and misalignment of the upper neck vertebrae. The unique bones in the upper cervical spine have the job of protecting the brainstem from damage. However, if the C1 and C2 vertebrae move out of alignment, even slightly, then the opposite happens.  They become a danger to the brainstem.

What happens when there is misalignment? The brainstem and spinal cord endure tension and pressure, causing them to malfunction. The slightest misalignment can cause a chain reaction of problems on the entire body. Blood flow and the cerebrospinal fluid flow become hindered. Thus, they slow down. These malfunctions set up the environment for migraines to occur.

Dr. Joseph Perin, a migraine chiropractor based in Vancouver, WA, can take care of any misalignments in your upper cervical spine. Once your bones return to proper alignment through a gentle and safe approach, you can report feeling better and your migraine attacks will become less frequent and intense. 

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Perin as soon as possible.

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