If you experience migraines but there are no symptoms to warn you of the oncoming pain, then you suffer from what is sometimes called a common migraine. The ironic part is that while the term ‘common migraine’ has been used less and less in recent years, migraine headaches have become more and more common in recent years.
This finding was reported in a migraine study over an 11 year period, in which 12.1% of patients in the study suffered from diagnosable migraine headaches. 11 years later, the number of patients in the study who suffered from diagnosable headaches rose to 13.2%.
Though, this is only an increase of 1.1%, over an 11 year period, that 1.1% was amongst the same subset of people over that time. The current U.S. population is 319 million people, which means that 1.1% over an 11 year period would be an increase of 29 million people (That’s assuming the population doesn’t increase, but it will).
America’s Migraine Epidemic
With an increase in population of almost 30 million people in the U.S. about every 10 years or so, as well as a 1.1% increase in migraine headaches over that time period in a controlled group, that means the number of people in the U.S. who suffer from migraine headaches will only increase and become more epidemic.
So, how can we keep this epidemic under control? Well, the medical industry wants to convince you that the best way to handle your migraines is to give you medication to keep your pain under control. The problem with that is it doesn’t work. You see, the medical industry remains in business because they give people drugs that essentially only gets them healthy enough to get sick again.
The Solution to Migraines
Though, there is a solution to this epidemic, but only a small percentage of that 319 million people know about it. Migraines are a neurological condition, and headaches are only one symptom. There are various theories as to what causes them; though, there is a good chance that yours may be due to a misalignment in your upper neck vertebrae.
Now, that’s where an upper cervical chiropractor comes in. They can examine your upper neck vertebrae for any misalignments that might be the underlying cause of your migraines. Your brain may not be able to communicate with your body correctly due to that misalignment, which means you need to realign those two vertebrae so your brain and body can communicate.
Once you realign those two upper vertebrae, your brain will be able to communicate with your body. Then, your body will receive the correct signals telling it to function properly. The great thing is the beginning of that process means you only need to take five minutes out of your day and schedule an appointment with an upper cervical chiropractor.
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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/