Migraine, Migraines, Headache, Headaches, Head Pain, Migraine Headaches, Migraine Relief, Headache Relief, Tension Headache, Tension Headaches, Migraine Headaches, Migraine Headaches Relief Migraine, Migraines, Headaches, Headaches, Head Pain, Migraine Headaches, Pregnancy, Prenatal CareMigraines can cause a lot of pain, but if a person thinks a severe headache is the only symptom of a migraine, he’s sorely mistaken. Sure, most migraines present with a headache, but this is just one of the many symptoms of a complex neurological condition.

In fact, the medical community is rather perplexed by migraines. Most doctors default to the prescription pad when a patient comes in with symptoms that include a headache. Sometimes doctor’s may prescribe seizure medication for migraines. After all, while both conditions are rather misunderstood, they are both neurological in nature and share some common symptoms.

Migraine Care Through Trial and Error

Unfortunately, prescribing the right medication for a migraine patient ends up involving a lot of guesswork. That’s because migraines are unique to individuals including what triggers an episode, how long they last, the symptoms, and many other factors. As a result, a patient may bounce from medication to medication and deal with plenty of side effects while getting very little relief.

Some migraine sufferers are seeking natural ways to prevent migraines. One common practice is keeping a migraine journal to identify and avoid things that trigger an attack. Of course, some factors are difficult to avoid such as changing weather patterns, sudden loud noises, and emotional stress.

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Natural relief of migraines in West Des Moines Iowa

The Role of Spinal Alignment in Migraine Relief

Upper cervical chiropractic care is another natural way to find help for migraines. This is because an upper cervical misalignment can cause many of the conditions that lead to migraines. For example:

  • Pressure on the brainstem
  • Restricted blood flow to the brain
  • Cerebrospinal fluid drainage problems

Thus, correcting the misalignment is often the first step in finding true relief from migraines. Once the misalignment has been corrected, the body can begin the natural healing process and restore the proper flow of nerve signals and fluids.

At Precision Chiropractic West, we use a gentle method called Atlas Orthogonal to correct misalignments of the C1 and C2 vertebrae. For many of our patients, this has led to a reduction in migraine frequency and severity. Some are even migraine free.

To schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Laurel Griffin call 515-224-1093 or go to request a consultation here.