Migraine headaches not only affect a person physically but can cause one to miss out on daily activities and major events in life. A migraine sufferer lives in fear of when the next episode may hit. Approximately, 46% of adults around the globe have an active headache disorder. The exact cause of migraines has yet to be discovered, making them hard to diagnose and even more difficult to find help for. They are as different as the people that they affect.

Contributing Factors to Migraine Headaches

There are some things that are common in those with migraines, giving a clue as to how they may happen. They are as follows:

  • An insufficient supply of oxygen to the brain
  • The brainstem, protected by the C1 and C2 vertebrae, is closely linked to the pain of migraines and other kinds of headaches.
  • The shape of the C1 and C2 vertebrae allow them to have a large range of motion. This also leaves the area more susceptible to injury.
  • A misalignment, also called a subluxation, of the C1 and/or C2 vertebrae can hinder blood flow and neurological function.

Options Available for Migraines

What works to care for one person’s migraine may not work with the next person. While 1 pill may relieve a migraine for someone, it may take 3 pills for someone else. It is possible to find relief for a migraine that is occurring. However, the better option is to find what is causing some of the above-mentioned conditions and striking at the source. This offers a better chance that a migraine will not recur.

Upper cervical chiropractors are seeing success in treating migraine patients. This has to do with the fact that we focus our attention on the upper neck vertebrae, particularly the C1 and C2. If we find that either of these bones is misaligned, we work to correct this. With the proper adjustment, the body can begin to heal itself and communication between the brain and body can be restored. Blood flow is no longer restricted. Research has shown that migraine sufferers may gain benefits in as little as one or two adjustments.

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