The Truth About Melatonin: A Quick Guide for Migraineurs

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Have you been looking for a way to relieve migraine headaches without taking pain medications? Have you considered taking preventative supplements like melatonin but fear your efforts will not translate to the results you hope for? 

Indeed, it can be pretty concerning to have a debilitating condition like migraine attacks. If left unresolved, it can disrupt your schedule and impact your work, relationships, and even self-esteem.

Let’s help you address your concerns. Find out more about melatonin and other natural sources of migraine relief, such as addressing atlas subluxation, in our discussion below.

 

Melatonin and Migraine Headaches

Have you had sleeping problems lately? If you have this issue, then chances are you’ve already heard of melatonin supplements. According to The Sleep Foundation, up to 27.4 percent of American adults take melatonin to get ample shut-eye. 

Interestingly, besides being used as a sleeping aid, patients also widely patronize it to curb the severity of their migraine episodes. But the question is, how does it work? Is it worth adding to your health and wellness budget?   

Several studies on melatonin and migraines have shown plenty of exciting results. For example, one research paper found that 3 mg of melatonin can help prevent a migraine episode thanks to its anti-inflammatory effects. It also inhibits the excessive release of dopamine, a key factor influencing the severity and frequency of a migraine episode.

If you would like to explore melatonin for migraine relief, be sure to speak with your physician. This way, you can determine the dosage and check if you can take melatonin with other medications or supplements.

 

Atlas Subluxation: An Often Neglected Cause of Migraines

Besides taking melatonin or other sleeping aid supplements, many migraineurs turn to Upper Cervical Care for help. Studies have long proven that changes in your atlas and axis bone alignment after accidents, say, a car collision, an amusement park ride gone wrong or physical abuse, can cause long-term problems. These problems include severe or recurring migraine headaches. 

Unfortunately, if you don’t fix your atlas and axis bone subluxation, the pressure on your nervous system as well as other structure connected to your neck, will persist. In the long run, the posture problem can also increase risks for other issues like numbing and spinning sensations in your limbs. 

Your compromised posture can also lead to chronic back and shoulder pain that can further cause issues like limited mobility and increased dependence on pain medications for relief.

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Fix Your Posture and See Massive Improvements in Your Migraine Symptoms

Postural imbalances in the neck from accidents in your past will continue wreaking havoc in your life if you don’t take action. Contact an Upper Cervical doctor in your city today to get your atlas and axis bones examined. This way, you can determine if you have an atlas subluxation and how often you might need to come in for an adjustment. 

Your path to healing and eliminating your source of health woes is at the tip of your fingertips. Find a nearby Upper Cervical practice today to schedule your initial assessment and learn more about the importance of your posture in maintaining optimal health.

 

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