Unfortunately for those who suffer from them, migraines are a debilitating problem in the USA. Every 10 seconds, someone goes to the emergency room for migraine pain. Women are affected 3 times more than men. It is estimated that out of every 4 households, 1 of them have someone who gets migraines.
They are a challenge not only for sufferers but also for healthcare providers. Most treatments available focus on relieving the symptoms rather than what may be at the root of a migraine. One fact that is known is that people who get migraines have a sensitivity to overstimulation of the brain and nearby nerves.
A new treatment being offered is a device that looks similar to a headband and gives off mild electrical impulses intended to calm the trigeminal nerves in the head. These nerves often get over-stimulated when a migraine hits. The theory of using this device is that if it can counteract the over-stimulation, migraine pain should lesson. While it has been proven to be effective in decreasing pain, a migraine can still re-occur as the underlying cause is not being addressed. So, what is the root cause and what can be done about it?
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Upper Cervical Care and the Resolution of Migraines
Upper cervical chiropractors have been specially trained to work to correct upper neck misalignments. Often, the reason for migraine pain lies within the neck area. The atlas bone is the top bone of the neck, the C1 vertebra, and it is viewed as one of the most vital bones of the human body. It contains the brainstem at the location where it meets up with the spinal cord. The spinal cord then joins with all other systems of the body in order to send signals to and from the brain and body. A misalignment of the atlas affects how the body functions causing the brain to be over-stimulated which may lead to migraines.
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