When a person suffers from migraine headaches, the main concern is finding a way to get rid of the pain. These headaches can be debilitating. Some medications that may be recommended are Imitrex, Relpax, Maxalt, or Zomig. These are common medications given to those who have a neurological condition. It is important before deciding to take one of these medications to be aware of some of the more serious side effects that may be involved. These include:
- Pain in the neck, jaw, and throat
- Pain in the stomach
- Tingling, burning, or other odd sensations
- Vertigo or dizziness
- Feeling weak
These medications work by numbing the body so that the pain is not felt. However, after reading the list of symptoms, one may be wondering if there is a better alternative that does not include dangerous side effects and actually works.
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How Upper Cervical Chiropractic Helps with Migraines
As an upper cervical chiropractor, I have seen a number of cases where someone has come into my office with a horrible migraine and left my office feeling much better. Why is this the case? It has been seen that migraines have been linked to a misalignment of the upper neck vertebrae. This misalignment may have occurred due to a car accident, a sporting accident, or a simple fall. Rather than covering up symptoms, upper cervical chiropractic addresses the root cause of many migraines.
I use specialized technology to help me find misalignments and then, using a gentle, precise method, I work with my patients to correct their problem. It is often discovered that the statement made in the Journal of American Medical Association by Seletz is true: Headaches are not really headaches but are actually a pain in the neck.