What We Are Learning About Migraines from Brain Imaging

Migraine, Migraines, Headache, Headaches, Head Pain, Migraine Headaches, Migraine Relief, Headache Relief, Tension Headache, Tension Headaches, Migraine Headaches, Migraine Headaches ReliefMigraines are a tough condition to treat with one neurologist estimating that patients have a mere 45% chance of benefiting from any particular type of care. In addition, migraines are not simply a bad headache. It is a neurological condition that has a number of complicated symptoms. It has the recipe for a lot of frustrated patients – nearing a billion worldwide.

As a result, researchers are looking into what causes a migraine. For example, many current forms of care are focused on proper blood flow to the brain. This is due to some research showing migraines are a vascular issue as a neurological one. Functional MRIs have allowed scientists to see what is going on in the brain. This is to check the particular symptoms that occur before, during, and after a migraine. Activity in the brain amps up in certain locations as symptoms like light sensitivity, food cravings, irritability, or pain occur. Clearly, helping migraines needs to combat both neurological and vascular changes that take place during an attack.

Migraine Help Through a Focus on Whole Body Wellness

Upper cervical chiropractors are seeking to help migraine patients and other by means of a precise adjustment that can help total body wellness. The location for this adjustment is the C1 vertebra, also called the atlas. This bone balances the head, protects the brainstem, and helps facilitate blood flow to the brain via the vertebral arteries. A misalignment at this sensitive location can have far-reaching neurological and vascular effects.

By correcting this misalignment with a low force adjustment, some upper cervical chiropractors have been able to help migraine patients see fewer or less severe attacks. Some patients even find complete resolution of the condition. If you suffer from migraines, especially if you experience neck pain as a symptom or if you have a history of head or neck trauma, contact an upper cervical chiropractor near you.

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