A staggering 92% of all people suffering from migraines and headaches are helped by seeking the care of upper cervical chiropractors. This is done by all natural, non-invasive means. It is a gentle form of chiropractic that does not involve popping or twisting the spine. How does it work?
We focus our attention on the top two bones of the upper neck vertebrae to make sure that they are in proper alignment. The top two vertebrae are called the atlas and axis. These bones are located in the same area where the brainstem meets with the spinal cord.
A misalignment of only ¼ of a millimeter in either of these bones can cause the brainstem to become irritated. The brainstem is the communication highway of the body and brain. When that communication is disrupted, it can wreak havoc on a number of systems of the body. Cerebral spinal fluid and blood flow are interrupted. Nerves become inflamed. The list goes on and on.
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Therefore, it would make sense that correcting the misalignment in the upper neck would cause things to return to normal. Blood flow and cerebral spinal fluid flow can regulate, allowing the body to begin healing itself. In turn, things like headaches and migraines will become less intense and may go away entirely.
This has been the case in 9 out of 10 patients who seek upper cervical care. Even as far back as the 1950’s, researchers realized that the neck is most likely the source of headaches and migraines. JAMA (the Journal of American Medical Association) brought this out when they said that headaches are actually a pain in the neck.
Prescription Drugs vs. Upper Cervical for Migraine Pain
One thing that must be acknowledged when it comes to prescription drugs is that they do work for a short time. During a migraine episode, they can give the person relief. However, they come with a number of serious side effects. And, it is more-than-likely that a migraine will return because the root cause is not being addressed. Upper cervical care, on the other hand, addresses the underlying cause of migraines and gives its patients long-lasting results without the use of drugs or surgery.