When a person goes to the doctor for migraine headaches, you can almost guarantee that he or she will be leaving with a prescription unless over-the-counter methods have not been tried yet. A neurologist from the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in the UK stated that about 2% of headaches are caused by the overuse of medication, especially when someone takes pain medicine 10 to 15 days in a row.
How can a person breakaway from these rebound headaches? The usual suggestion is to stop taking all headache medications. Of course, for those who suffer from migraines, staying away from the pills that provide at least a little relief may not be an option they even want to consider. Sometimes changing to a different medication takes care of the problem, at least until that medication starts causing headaches as well.
Is there a way to break free from this cycle of migraine headaches and pain medication?
Another Option for Controlling Migraines
We’d like to introduce you to upper cervical chiropractic care. This is an approach that goes after the underlying cause of migraines rather than just covering over symptoms (like a pounding headache). A misalignment in the upper neck vertebrae can lead to changes in how cerebrospinal fluid drains or in the free flow of blood to the brain through the vertebral arteries. As a result, migraines can occur. Correcting the misalignment may be the first step to alleviating migraines without side effects.
Upper cervical chiropractors are specifically trained to use the latest techniques to find these misalignments. The adjustment is so gentle, most patients barely feel anything, but you will certainly notice the difference once your atlas and axis (C1 and C2 vertebrae) are back in alignment.
If you are ready to stop the cycle of migraines and pain medication that approximately 38 million Americans suffer from, we encourage you to schedule a consultation to see how upper cervical chiropractic care can help you.