Understanding Migraine Headaches in Edmonton AB

Headaches are being experienced more and more frequently. In fact, 12 million people in the USA visit their doctors because of headaches. The annual cost of headaches comes in at $31 billion, not only in healthcare costs but also in loss of productivity in the workforce. Anyone who suffers from or has a loved one who suffers from migraines can testify to the tremendous burden this is to their lives.

The recent trend seems to be that doctors are ordering tests such as MRI’s and CT scans rather than recommending lifestyle changes that may help a person lessen their symptoms. By keeping a headache journal, an individual may see the possible triggers for his or her headaches and can take care to avoid these things. Such things as certain foods and drinks, strong smells, weather changes, and unhealthy sleep patterns can all trigger headaches. Not handling stress properly can also be an enormous factor in producing headaches.

An area that is seeing success in treating patients and getting long-term results is that of upper cervical chiropractic care. At Providence Chiropractic, we offer an alternative, natural, cost-effective treatment for dealing with migraines. The exact cause of migraines remains a mystery to the medical community. However, recent research points to a misalignment in the upper neck (the top two vertebrae in the neck) as a possible cause.

A misalignment in the upper neck puts undue pressure on the brainstem. This can cause incorrect signals to be sent to and from the nervous system. When this happens, migraines can be the resultUsing the NUCCA technique, we can help to readjust this misalignment. We are specially trained in the latest techniques and with the latest tools to detect and then correct misalignments in the upper neck.

Once an adjustment has been made, many migraine sufferers have reported a definitive increase in days without migraines. Some have even had them go away altogether. This success is why so many are turning to upper cervical chiropractic care to regain quality of life.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Kuhn call 780-450-1041 or just click the button below.

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