If a person has recently been having migraines, he may want to stop and think about whether or not he has had an injury to the head or neck. It doesn’t have to have been recent. In fact, it could have happened years ago and just be affecting him now. Things such as car accidents, sports injuries, and other types of injuries that can cause whiplash can be to blame for migraines. Why is this so?
The spine is held in place by connective tissue. This tissue can become torn due to the above-mentioned accidents. If the tissue is torn, the spine can begin to break down. The upper vertebrae of the neck, the C1 (atlas) and C2 (axis), can become misaligned if this happens. A misalignment in this area of the body negatively affects communication between the brain and the body creating the perfect conditions for a migraine.
What is connective tissue responsible for besides just supporting the spine?
- Supports the framework of the body
- Acts as a protector for the organs
- Gives nutritional support to the epithelium
- Connects epithelial tissue to muscle fibers
- Repairs the tissue of the body
- The beginning of the body’s defense mechanisms
- Stores energy
As one can see, connective tissue is vital to body function. It is important to keep this tissue healthy. One way a person can do this is by visiting an upper cervical chiropractor.
Migraines Helped by Spinal Alignment
At Vital Life Wellness Center, we begin by examining a patients x-rays that show whether or not a misalignment has indeed occurred to their neck. Once the location of that misalignment is noted, a gentle correction is used to move the bones back into their original positions. This is a natural process that is assisted by the healing properties of the body. Once this correction is performed, the damage done to the connective tissue can then be repaired. This is often the first and only step needed to help someone find relief from migraines.
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Dr. Andrea Pritchett of Vital Life Wellness Center in Dublin, California is an Dublin Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Her upper cervical clinic also serves Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and Danville. She is 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 children’s conditions such as ear infections, colic and scoliosis and problems that adults face including migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, sciatica, neck and back pain, and more. More information can be found on our website at http://www.vlifewellness.com/