Migraines can be debilitating for those who experience them. Headaches are a global problem affecting up to 46% of the population worldwide. About 10% of those living in the USA have migraines. Women are affected more often than men.
Not only do migraines distress a person’s health and well-being, but they can put a huge dent in the person’s finances. Migraines are responsible for 113 million lost days of work per year. This costs approximately $13 billion in lost revenue and $50 billion in annual health care services.
Migraines also cost a person due to co-pays for doctor’s visits, prescription medications that are not covered by insurance, and any advanced studies they may choose to participate in. After all of this, the treatments given may not even work. It is becoming the trend for patients to seek alternative means to help combat migraine pain. Have any proven to be successful?
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Upper Cervical Chiropractic Helps Alleviate Migraine Pain
Upper cervical chiropractors have helped many patients to deal with migraine headaches. The exam begins with looking closely at the upper neck vertebrae. Using specialized x-rays, it can be determined exactly where a misalignment has occurred. Once this is established, a gentle procedure that does not involve popping or twisting the spine into place is used. It is a gentle adjustment placed at the precise area the misalignment occurs, and it helps to move the bone back into alignment. The body then uses its restorative powers to heal the damage done and keep the bone in place. Why is this so successful in helping migraines?
Migraines are often the end result of a misaligned vertebra. The upper neck area is where the brainstem meets the spinal cord. In fact, the upper neck vertebrae (C1 and C2) protect the spinal cord. If they become misaligned, pressure is placed on the spinal cord causing it to no longer send proper signals to and from the brain and body. Blood and cerebrospinal fluid are also hindered from leaving and getting to the brain in the proper amounts.
Once the misalignment is corrected, patients in a clinical study reported a major difference in their migraines. Some had them go away in only one or two adjustments.
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