Chronic headache conditions abound globally. About half of people will experience a headache at one time or another in life. However, for those with chronic headache issues, the pain becomes a weekly, or perhaps even daily, part of life. Researchers around the world have been searching for answers.
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A study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland revealed that when participants were divided into groups based on vitamin D levels, those with the greatest vitamin D deficiency were twice as likely to experience chronic headaches as those with the highest amounts of vitamin D in their system.
Vitamin D is naturally occurring, and many people create plenty of it while absorbing UVB radiation from the sun. But when a person doesn’t get enough time outside, during the winter when there is less sun, or in countries that are farther from the equator and thus the sun, deficiencies of this vitamin become more common. That means eating foods that are high in vitamin D or taking high-quality supplements are important parts of maintaining the right levels of this vitamin in the body.
Studies saw another connection between the alignment of the atlas (the top bone of the spine) and chronic headache conditions. In fact, in a series of case studies conducted by an upper cervical chiropractor, nearly all of the 101 patients experienced significantly fewer or even no headaches after specific atlas realignment.
Proper alignment of the atlas is vital to brainstem function, blood flow to the brain, and cerebrospinal fluid drainage. All of these factors play a role in the onset of headaches. So seeking the care of an upper cervical chiropractor is a great way to experience natural relief.
In contrast to general chiropractic, upper cervical chiropractic care only involves a gentle, low force correction. This results in longer-lasting relief, and immediate benefits as well. Contact an upper cervical chiropractor near you to learn more.
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