The Spine’s Connection to Migraine Attacks

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Migraine has undoubtedly become a global health problem. Current statistics identify migraine as the third most widespread neurological disorder globally, with an estimated 1 billion sufferers and 39 million Americans in the continental US alone. This condition primarily affects the adult population between 18 and 65 and causes a plethora of problems ranging from intense headaches to sensory aura.

Its leading cause remains unknown, but studies have identified several risk factors, including cervical spine misalignment. The question is: how do changes in the spine trigger migraine attacks? What’s the connection? As your source of migraine relief in Redwood City, we thought of tackling this topic below.


The Relation Between Your Spine and Migraine

Of all the probable causes of migraine, people often overlook cervical spine misalignments the most. That’s because the problem often remains unnoticed until the symptoms appear several years after a head or neck trauma or injury. 

Unfortunately, case studies found that even if the neck bones shift by a few millimeters, patients can develop severe problems such as chronic migraine attacks. Additionally, neck bone misalignments can result in other issues that contribute to the onset of a migraine attack, such as:  

  • Trigeminal nerve compression
  • Brainstem irritation 
  • Impaired communication between the brain and other organs
  • Lack of blood flow to the brain
  • Poor cerebrospinal fluid drainage
  • Lack of oxygen and other nutrients in the brain 


A Source of Lasting Migraine Relief in Redwood City

Thankfully, even though upper cervical misalignments are a common trigger of migraine attacks, you can fix them with the help of upper cervical care. Thanks to its holistic and natural approach, it remains one of the most sought-after sources of migraine relief in Redwood City.

With a good chiropractor like Dr. Tsiglieris, you can receive helpful cervical spine adjustments needed to eliminate chemical imbalances in the brain. The adjustments can also help you address the risk factors, such as brainstem and trigeminal nerve irritation. 

Start your journey towards a migraine-free life today! You can book your appointment with us at Advanced Spinal Care for a consultation online or at (650) 595 0500. Alternatively, you can head straight to our practice at 643 Bair Island Rd Ste 208 Redwood City.


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