[fusion_builder_container background_color=”” background_image=”” background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”20″ padding_left=”” padding_right=”” hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” menu_anchor=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][fusion_text]Headaches and migraine treatment West Des MoinesMany have become resigned to the idea of dealing with their migraines forever. Each year, the US sees 12 million inhabitants seek relief from migraines, and it is estimated that a fourth of the nation’s population deals with chronic migraines or another headache condition.1

Of course, the Internet has changed the way people view the medical profession. Many are content to diagnose themselves by searching the Internet for their symptoms. Then they research treatments and demand these from their doctor. Unfortunately, many doctors comply and perform unnecessary and expensive tests. Research has shown that self-diagnosing migraines online and researching medical treatment online has proved to be ineffective.2

To learn more about the connection between head and neck injuries and migraines download our complimentary e-book Natural and Drug-Free Ways to End Your Migraines by clicking the image below.

Natural Relief from Migraine Headache in West Des Moines Iowa

Another option that is available to those who suffer from migraines is natural treatment through Upper Cervical Chiropractic adjustments. Dr. Laurel Griffin is a migraine specialist in West Des Moines, Iowa who provides this form of treatment. The method used to provide relief from migraines is a realignment of the C1, or Atlas, vertebrae. A misaligned C1 can affect brain function because it is situated at the brainstem. Migraines can result.

A proper examination of the C1 and a personalized adjustment plan can help normal nervous system function to resume. It is no wonder that researchers have discovered that Upper Cervical Chiropractic can help relieve migraine symptoms and even provide a long-term solution. In fact, a person may get relief in just one or two sessions as the C1 becomes properly aligned.3


  1. Neighmond P. For Headaches, A Lifestyle Change May Be Better Than A Doctor Visit. http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/05/11/404693609/for-headache-pain-a-lifestyle-change-may-be-better-than-a-doctor-visit (accessed 15 May 2015).
  2. John N. Mafi, Samuel T. Edwards, Nigel P. Pedersen, Roger B. Davis, Ellen P. McCarthy, Bruce E. Landon. Trends in the Ambulatory Management of Headache: Analysis of NAMCS and NHAMCS Data 1999–2010. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2015; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-014-3107-3.
  3. Elster EL. Upper cervical chiropractic care for a patient with chronic migraine headaches with an appendix summarizing an additional 100 headache cases. J Vert Sublux Res 2003;AUG(3):1-10

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