Migraines affect 37 million people living in the United States. It is important to understand it and what to do if a person gets one. Here are some facts:
Migraines are difficult to diagnose and harder to provide care for. Medical doctors often choose from among 30 different kinds of drugs for their patients. They may recommend injections or surgery to help them find relief. All of these things come with potentially dangerous side effects and are not always effective. Is there a more natural, non-invasive, and safer way to get help?
The simple answer is yes. Upper cervical chiropractic care is a specific kind of chiropractic that has seen positive results when used to help migraineurs. It begins with an examination of the neck of a migraineur. Often, a misalignment in the upper neck vertebrae, specifically the C1 and C2 (atlas and axis) bones, can be the underlying reason for migraines to occur.
Special x-rays are used to determine the exact location of the problem. Then a gentle adjustment is used that does not involve forcing or cracking the spine into place. It is a scientific method that puts just enough pressure on the misaligned bone to get it to move back naturally into alignment. The body then begins using its natural healing process to repair the damage done to tissue and muscle in the area, keeping the bone in place.
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