There are a wide range of reasons why migraines can occur, from environmental issues to allergies. Medication can even be a factor in the pain of migraines. While it has been seen that these external factors play a role in migraine pain, the processes going on within the body that contribute to them remain a mystery. Let’s take a look at some of the theories that may explain it.
- Blood flow to the brain in the proper amount is vital to overall body function. A vascular disturbance is one theory of what may be behind migraines. The theory looks at the way a flow disturbance or an arterial spasm in the cerebral artery affects the brain. This could be the reason for a migraine beginning suddenly and intensely.
- Another theory has to do with neuronal disturbances. A disturbance here may cause depolarization of neurons. This paroxysmal event can be a trigger for the sudden and intense symptoms associated with migraine pain.
- The trigeminovascular system is possibly involved with migraines, also. If an interruption occurs with the function of this system, cerebral function may become impaired. Research has revealed the atlas vertebra is often misaligned in these cases. A misalignment here can hinder the vascular system from functioning at its optimum level.
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The theories mentioned above all support the fact that in many migraine cases, a misalignment of the bones in the upper cervical spine are involved. When misaligned, pressure is put on the brainstem, part of the central nervous system, causing it not to function properly. Signals being sent to the brain become distorted. This can lead to a number of health problems, including migraines. It only takes a ¼ of a millimeter misalignment to cause problems throughout the entire body.
Using a gentle method, here at Precision Chiropractic West, we can often help our migraine patients find relief. The technique encourages the bones to move back into place, correcting damage from the misalignment. This has been seen to lessen migraine attacks or help them go away entirely.
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