Migraines are common in today’s hectic world. of every 4 households, 1 of them has a person suffering from migraines. Worldwide, 10% of people have them, and they are ranked in the top 20 of the world’s most disabling conditions. While a whopping 38 million of those in the USA suffer, women get attacks 3 times more often than men. Physicians find them hard to diagnose and even harder to care for. Each migraine is as unique as the person coping with it.
Research that has been done recently is revealing a disturbing fact. It seems that migraine sufferers are more likely to have heart problems than those without migraines. And those that have aura before the onset of a migraine are at an even higher risk than those that do not experience an aura. The reason for this remains unknown. However, what is known is that headaches are linked to blood flow to and from the brain. Anything hindering this blood flow can cause a migraine to occur. What could this involve?
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Migraines Alleviated Through Upper Cervical Chiropractic
A misalignment located in the upper neck vertebrae can be an underlying cause of migraine headaches. The C1 or atlas bone is the top vertebrae of the spine. It is noted as one of the most vital structures in the body. This is due to the fact that the brainstem meets up with the spinal cord at the exact location of the C1. In turn, the spinal cord is responsible for sending and receiving proper signals to and from the body and brain. If the atlas is misaligned, signals can become distorted. Blood flow can be hindered. All of this creates the right environment for a migraine to occur.
Case studies have revealed, in groups numbering as many as 100, that correcting this misalignment can actually alleviate the pain of migraines. Blood flow can be normalized and communication restored. Often this leads to the end of migraine headaches.
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