Twelve percent of Americans suffer from migraines. That is approximately 38 million men, women, and children. There are more people in the US who have to deal with migraines than all those who have been diagnosed with diabetes and asthma combined.
More than a severe headache, migraines are a neurological condition that causes debilitating pain, sensitivity to sounds, lights, and smells, and nausea (just to name a few common symptoms).
When you here about a condition being this common, it would make sense for the medical community to understand the issue well due to lots of funding and research. However, this is not the case with migraines. Often, medications are pushed to cover symptoms. And the primary preventative technique seems to be having the patient keep a journal to learn his or her unique migraine triggers.
One thing that migraine research has revealed is the link between this condition and the way that the brainstem is functioning. As a result, there is good reason to be hopeful.
How Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care Is Providing Hope
While medications seem to be nothing more than a Band-Aid for the pain of migraines, researchers are looking into developing a pill that can interrupt pain messages that get processed through the brainstem. However, this is also a form of symptomatic relief. It doesn’t stop the migraine from occurring. It only blocks the pain sensors.
Upper cervical chiropractic, on the other hand, involves finding and eliminating a specific misalignment in the top vertebra of the neck that can affect brainstem function. When this misalignment is corrected, many have seen their migraines become less frequent and less severe. Some have even found complete relief in as little as one or two adjustments.
To learn if upper cervical chiropractic is the right option to help with your migraines, come and see us at Advanced Spinal Care.
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Dr. Pete Tsiglieris of Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California is an Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). His upper cervical clinic also serves San Mateo, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Carlos, and Sunnyvale. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, back pain and shoulder pain and weakness. More information can be found on our website at http://www.bayareanuccacare.com/