It is sad to learn that many who suffer from chronic headaches or migraines simply take over-the-counter pain medications on a daily basis in an attempt to mitigate symptoms. Why are frequent doses of ibuprofen, acetaminophen, or even prescription drugs not the answer? Read on to learn more about the reasons for turning to drug-free relief.
Don’t Confuse Migraine Triggers with the Underlying Cause
One problem that exists is the idea that a migraine trigger is an underlying cause. The weather or a certain food or even stress is not the underlying cause of a person’s migraines. These are just events that trigger the next attack. More than anything, triggers increase the severity and frequency of attacks. Thus, while medications only help with symptoms, avoiding triggers only helps to reduce the frequency or severity of attacks. Is there a better way to get to the root of the problem?
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Helps Migraines and Headache Conditions
The fact is that most people see over-the-counter options as safe. After all, if you can buy 100 pills for 5 or 10 dollars without consulting a doctor, it must be relatively harmless, right? Unfortunately, taking too many painkillers can lead to rebound headaches and may be contributing to the growing number of chronic headache conditions.
On the other hand, upper cervical chiropractic care is a natural way to get help with headaches and migraines without the side effects of pills. That’s because the underlying cause of the problem is being addressed. Many headaches are caused by upper cervical misalignments. This is because a misaligned atlas can restrict blood flow to the brain, interfere with proper cerebrospinal fluid drainage, and even put pressure on the brainstem.
If you are suffering from migraines or headaches, contact an upper cervical chiropractor near you. In over 100 case studies, upper cervical chiropractic has been able to reduce the frequency and severity of these conditions, and for many, it has provided complete resolution.