Unfortunately, for 12 million of those living in the USA, migraines are a commonplace occurrence. For some, this may only mean an occasional migraine. However, approximately ¼ of US citizens have a chronic or ongoing headache issue. How can technology help?
As technology advances, there are more things that become available to help those with health problems be more active in their own healthcare. For migraine sufferers, there is an app that will allow them to record certain information during a migraine episode that may give their doctors the needed data to offer better options for treatment. It helps keep track of the kinds of food eaten, the types of exercise done, and the weather, among other things. This can help to calculate when the next migraine may hit.
Are there any natural ways to treat a migraine? More and more people are seeking these out as they find medication and traditional treatments to be ineffective. There has actually been quite a bit of success seen in seeking the care of upper cervical chiropractors. These chiropractors, such as Dr. Pete Tsiglieris of Redwood City, California, focus on making sure the position of the bones in the upper neck area is correct. If they detect a misalignment in the C1 (Atlas) vertebrae, this can be a root cause for migraine pain.
The C1 vertebrae contain many nerves that are known to be the cause of a migraine. It makes sense then, that if the C1 is out of alignment, it will negatively affect how the brain and nervous system are working. Migraines are the result of this. Research has shown that upper cervical chiropractic care can bring relief of migraine symptoms short term, but also may provide long-term solutions by keeping the C1 in alignment. Improvement of symptoms can be seen in as little as one or two adjustments.
Dr. Tsiglieris will examine the bones in the neck, and if a misalignment is found, he can give a specific adjustment to bring healthy function back to the spine. Hopefully, this will bring much-needed relief to the migraine sufferer.
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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 https://bayareanuccacare.com/