According to the US Pain Foundation, there is an extensive list of options when it comes to seeking care for pain causing conditions such as migraines. We’re going to take a look at some of the traditional treatment options for migraines. Then we will take a closer look at why many migraineurs are choosing natural opportunities to find relief.
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You have a lot of choices when it comes to migraine care. The main thing you will probably notice about these treatments, however, is that they are more likely to target symptoms than the underlying issue causing migraines. Combine this with the fact that many medications are for off-label use, then it becomes clear that we are using the word treatment loosely.
The following medication types may help a migraine patient:
The following medications are available as injections for migraines:
There are also several surgical options for migraine patients. These include:
If none of those options sound good to you (they don’t sound good to us), then we’d like to introduce you to upper cervical chiropractic. You will notice that this form of care is based on many similar principles regarding the underlying cause of migraines but without all of the risks.
Upper cervical chiropractic focuses on the C1 and C2 vertebrae at the base of the skull. Since a misalignment can be causing the nerve pressure that leads to migraines, this is a safer and longer lasting way to get relief. Misalignments can also affect cerebrospinal fluid drainage, thereby increasing intracranial pressure. Once again, correcting the misalignment can relieve pressure on the nerves. Finally, these bones also facilitate blood flow to the brain. If a misalignment is causing a kink in the supply lines, correcting it may help to regulate blood flow.
As an added benefit, upper cervical chiropractors use low-force corrections, so there is no potentially dangerous popping or twisting of the neck. That makes this a very effective and safe way to find migraine relief. So before you try side-effect-ridden medications and injections or invasive surgeries, contact a practitioner near you. You may find that pain in your head has really been a pain in your neck all along.
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