Migraines can prove debilitating to those suffering from this neurological condition. This is true, not only physically but also financially. In the US, more than 38 million experience migraines. Women are three times more likely to get migraines than men.
How does this affect one financially? It is estimated that migraines are responsible for 113 million days of work being lost leading to $13 billion in employer losses. Financial loss in the US, including migraine treatment, comes in at a whopping, $36 billion per year.
Migraines May Be Caused by Workplace Lighting
New research has revealed that the condition may be exacerbated by fluorescent lighting. Working for days at a time under this lighting can lead to a higher risk of migraine occurrence. Those with migraines often experience light sensitivity and, for some reason, fluorescent lighting is perceived as aggravating and can trigger a migraine event.
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Where to Find Help for Migraines
Those suffering from migraines are eager to find a way to cope with the pain. One area that is seeing success in helping migraines is upper cervical chiropractic care. Upper cervical chiropractors are trained to find specific misalignments in the upper neck area, particularly the C1 and C2 vertebrae. These bones have the job of protecting the brainstem. However, when they are misaligned, even by ¼ of a millimeter, they place pressure on the brainstem, hindering it from doing its job. The brainstem is the communication highway of the body. It delivers signals to the brain and sends signals from the brain to the body. If under distress, communication is hindered. Such a misalignment may also affect normal blood flow to and from the brain.
At Precision Chiropractic West, we use a special technique called Atlas Orthogonal that does not require forcing the spine. We are thereby able to help realign these bones and get patients back to feeling better, sometimes after only one or two adjustments.
To schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Laurel Griffin call 515-224-1093 or go to http://info.precisionchirowest.com/west-des-moines-chiropractor-consultation/