Migraines are a very common health condition with a very common source of relief—medication. But you may be wondering if medication is the best place to look for help in dealing with migraines. After all, the pills just stop the pain temporarily. They don’t fix the underlying problem or stop the pain from happening again.
Imagine a child who closes his eyes during the scary parts of a movie, hoping that will be enough to keep a nightmare from occurring. Wouldn’t the simpler and more effective solution be to turn off the movie? What if we were to apply that principle to migraines?
It would involve looking for an underlying cause of the problem and trying to help that get better. While no one knows the specific cause of every migraine, it is recognized that many begin after some kind of head injury such as from a sports injury or car accident.
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What MRIs Tell Us About Migraines
A neck misalignment can change the proper flow of cerebrospinal fluid and blood flow to the brain. This has been demonstrated using MRIs. The reason a misalignment can cause these problems is that the C1 and C2 vertebrae are right at the base of the skull where the brainstem and spinal cord meet. The injuries and accidents noted above are notorious for causing this type of a misalignment.
So if the blood and spinal fluid flow issues are to blame for many migraines, wouldn’t correcting the misalignment be an effective means of helping patients?
Upper Cervical Care
That’s the principle we apply to our patients with migraines. We look to the neck for any existing subluxations, correct them, and give the body the chance it needs to heal. At the very least, this is beneficial for your neck and your posture. However, many patients find that migraine severity or occurrence is lessened, and some see complete resolution of the problem.
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