Inflammation plays an important role in protecting the body when an injury occurs. When inflammation occurs, we can hasten the healing process by applying ice to the inflamed area. However, too much inflammation can be a bad thing. Prolonged inflammation will begin to do damage to the cells it was once trying to protect.
Imagine firefighters using hoses to put out a fire in a building. Once the fire is out, they don’t continue hosing down the house with water. While the water is important to putting out the fire, once the fire is out more water will just cause more damage. Inflammation works the same way.
How Inflammation Leads to Migraines
Chronic inflammation can result in migraines. A migraine is a neurological condition that results in head pain, vertigo, nausea, light sensitivity, and other problems. While most inflammation does not lead to a migraine, sometimes inflammation persists long after an injury occurs. Take head or neck trauma as an example. Inflammation may continue for years after the initial injury. Migraines may be the result.
Ignoring the migraines will not make them go away. Taking painkillers only removes one symptom, and they may not even do that very well. On the other hand, an upper cervical chiropractor may be able to take care of the underlying problem that is resulting in inflammation and migraines.
Dr. Andrea Pritchett is an upper cervical chiropractor in Dublin, California. At Dr. Pritchett’s practice, you can be examined for an upper cervical misalignment. That is a misalignment of the C1 or 2 vertebrae. If such a misalignment exists, the result could be chronic inflammation and migraines. Dr. Pritchett would be happy to help you set up a relief program that will result in the correction of the misalignment and thus the potential for complete resolution of your symptoms.
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Dr. Andrea Pritchett of Vital Life Wellness Center in Dublin, California is an Dublin Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Expert 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 https://www.vlifewellness.com/