things-didnt-know-cause-migraines-vancouverMigraines can be a scary illness for many people, especially those who suffer from it regularly. No wonder many people seek the help of upper cervical chiropractors in Vancouver. Some people, however, would dismiss it as just a terrible type of headache. Those people are wrong because a headache is only one symptom of migraines. Unknown to many, migraines are a neurological condition, and it can come about due to several factors, such as:

  • Genetics
  • Allergies to certain food
  • Personal triggers

However, a massive contributor to migraines is due to an issue in the spine which can lead to:


Malfunction Of The Central Nervous System (CNS)

The spinal cord and the brain make up the CNS. Migraines would occur if one of these happens:

  • Tumors
  • Infections
  • Stroke
  • An injury to the brain
  • Structural defects
  • Pressure on the spine and nerves
  • Any trauma affecting the spinal cord
  • Degenerative spinal disorders
  • Autoimmune disorders


Vascular System Issues

The vascular system regulates the amount of blood that flows through the body. If the brain does not receive the appropriate amounts of blood, then migraines may occur due to: 

  • A brain abscess
  • Meningitis
  • A concussion
  • Encephalitis
  • Intracerebral hemorrhaging 


Abnormal Function Of Chemicals

The neurotransmitters – serotonin and dopamine– control the transmission of signals to the brain. Their distortion or interruption can prompt the blood vessels’ unusual activity. It may happen when you skip a meal, use birth control, or consume certain types of food. 

Relieving The Pain of Migraines

Indeed, some problems can start in the spine. It would make sense that correcting spinal alignments will help improve what’s triggering your migraines.

Here at Balanced Living Chiropractic in Vancouver, WA, our upper cervical chiropractors utilize x-rays combined with other modern technology to help analyze and detect misalignment in the neck. We use a gentle technique to help the misaligned C1 and C2 bones move back into their proper positions. Their misalignment can be causing your migraines. Once precisely corrected, you may experience natural and lasting relief from your symptoms.

Call us at (360) 597-4784 or request an appointment with our chiropractor.


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