Migraines are debilitating and can disrupt a person’s lifestyle. Some interesting facts about migraines are:
- They are known for pulsing and throbbing head pain.
- Migraines can last for a few hours or several days.
- 4 million US residents have chronic migraines (15 or more a month).
- 38 million of those in the USA have migraine headaches.
People suffering from migraines often accept them as a natural part of life. But the truth is that no one really knows why migraines happen. Caring for them presents a challenge for both doctors and patients. New drugs are constantly being developed to try to fight migraine pain. However, the newest trend seems to be that those dealing with migraines are looking for alternative forms of care.
One method some have sought out is definitely unconventional and comes along with quite a bit of controversy. This is the use of medicinal marijuana (MMJ) to care for migraines. This is now legal in many states across America and is being used not only for migraines but for other neurological disorders. Many who have tried it have reported a reduction in pain. MMJ works on the pain receptors in the brain. The amount of stimulation to these receptors is toned down by MMJ.
While this has proved helpful for some, others may wonder what else is available to allow them to cope with their migraines that doesn’t have the potential for dangerous side effects.
Natural, Safe Migraine Relief in Onalaska, Wisconsin
Here, at Advanced Spinal Care, LLC, we practice upper cervical chiropractic. This is a specific form of chiropractic care that does not require popping or twisting of the spine. We focus our attention on the top two bones of the neck, the C1 (atlas) and C2 (axis) vertebrae. Often when these bones are misaligned, migraines are the end result. This is because a misalignment at this location may place undue pressure on the brainstem leading to blood flow to the brain being hindered and communication becoming distorted within the body. By gently readjusting these bones back to their original position, many patients, including those in case studies, report a reduction in migraine episodes. Some see their migraines go away completely.
To schedule a complimentary NUCCA consultation call 608-783-0384
If you are outside of the local area you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.