Don’t feel that you are by yourself in the struggle against migraines. Some researchers estimate that as many as 1 in 10 people experience this debilitating type of headache. In fact, that percentage is even higher for women, with nearly 1 in 5 women between the ages of 25 and 55 suffering from migraine headaches.
Unfortunately, most general practitioners struggle to diagnose migraines, let alone treat them successfully. Recent studies show that approximately 12 million US citizens are treated for migraines each year. Diagnosis often includes inconclusive imaging techniques that can be very costly.
Because of the limitations of traditional medicine for dealing with migraines, many have sought natural sources of relief. Researchers have discovered that certain lifestyle changes can provide assistance including:
- Getting 7-8 hours of sleep per night
- Proper nutrition (including avoiding trigger foods)
- Moderate exercise
- Reducing anxiety
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These methods balance the nervous system and are recommended as ways to reduce the occurrence and severity of migraine headaches.1
Many migraine sufferers in the Delray Beach, Florida area are finding relief by seeing migraine specialist Dr. Elan Schrier. Dr. Schrier uses gentle Upper Cervical Chiropractic adjustments to realign the C1 vertebrae (often called the Atlas). Due to this vertebrae’s relationship to the rest of the nervous system, many have seen improvements in their first adjustment or two. This is because a misaligned Atlas can prevent the nervous system from operating properly, thereby causing migraines.
To fix this problem. Dr. Schrier carefully analyzes the state of a patient’s Atlas to determine what adjustments are needed. The adjustments, in turn, allow the body to function normally and take care of the problem itself.
- Mulcahy L. Migraine studies yield fresh approaches to ward off pain. http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-migraine-20150321-story.html (accessed 1 May 2015).
- Elster EL. Upper cervical chiropractic care for a patient with chronic migraine headaches with an appendix summarizing an additional 100 headache cases. J Vert Sublux Res 2003;AUG(3):1-10