Is the Migraine Epidemic Due to Medication Overuse?

Migraine epidemia and Overuse of medication

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 break away from these rebound headaches? The usual suggestion is to stop taking all headache medications. For migraine sufferers, staying away from the pills that provide temporary relief may not be an option. 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. An upper neck misalignment 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 had the training to use the latest techniques to find these misalignments. The adjustment is so gentle but you will feel the difference once your atlas and axis vertebrae are back in alignment.

If you are ready to stop the cycle of migraines and pain medication, we encourage you to schedule a consultation. See for yourself how upper cervical chiropractic care can help you.

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