Migraine headaches are painful. When a person is suffering from a migraine headache, the only thing he wants is relief, and he wants it fast. Many turn to prescription drugs offered by their medical doctors. Here are a few of the most common drugs prescribed for migraines:
It is important to be informed as to the side effects that come along with these medications before opting to take them while in intense pain. Some common side effects are:
- Feeling weakness throughout the body
- Pain in the abdomen
- Vertigo and dizziness
- Pain in the throat, neck, or jaw
- Tingling, numbness, and/or a burning feeling
After reading through the above list, one may begin to wonder what other options are available? It seems as if more and more people are turning to natural methods to treat their health problems. One such method has been proven to work in those suffering from migraines. It comes with no side effects and, rather than just dealing with symptoms, it addressing the underlying cause of migraines. What is it?
Migraines Relieved by Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care
Researchers discovered the connection between a misalignment of the upper neck vertebrae and migraine headaches. This is due to the fact that the brainstem and spinal cord meet at the exact location of the C1 and C2 vertebrae. The job of these bones is to protect the brainstem from damage. However, if they become misaligned, the opposite happens. They are then putting undue pressure or stress on the brainstem and spinal cord, causing them to no longer send proper signals to and from the brain and body.
It can take just a ¼ of a millimeter misalignment to wreak havoc on the entire body. Blood flow and cerebrospinal fluid flow are also hindered, setting up the perfect environment for migraines to occur. Once corrected through a gentle procedure, many report feeling much better and seeing their migraine either go away completely or at least lessen in severity and frequency.