How can upper cervical chiropractic care help my migraines?
If you are one of the 46 million Americans who suffer from migraines every year, upper cervical chiropractic care may alleviate your discomfort.
Many migraines are caused by irritation of the blood vessels in our brain. A stimulus will cause the blood vessels to go into spasm, decreasing blood flow to parts of the brain. Once the muscles in the arterial walls fatigue, the blood vessels open completely and blood rushes into the head, causing intense throbbing and pain.
Migraines are often debilitating and interfere with our quality of life, but there is a natural way to treat them.
The atlas is the very first bone in our spine and has a direct relationship with the blood vessels and nerves that go to our skull and brain. Using X-rays, an upper cervical chiropractor can assess the atlas to see if it has shifted from its proper position. If the atlas is misaligned, it can cause direct irritation to the blood vessels and nerves, which often leads to migraines. We use these X-rays to precisely measure how the atlas has shifted out of place down to the millimeter, then gently restore it to its proper alignment. This removes irritation to the blood vessels and nerves, which can greatly reduce the frequency of migraines.
If you suffer from this debilitating condition, an upper cervical chiropractor may be able to help you.