Whether a person has had one or more than one migraine, he or she might live in dread of when the next one may hit. Migraines are a very common problem, affecting nearly half of all adults. The exact cause of migraines has not been discovered, making diagnosing the condition quite difficult. This leaves sufferers from unable to know how best to deal with their pain.
Although why migraines occur remains a mystery, one thing that is known is that there is a link between them and a misalignment in the upper neck vertebrae. The brainstem is located in the area of the C1 and C2 vertebrae. These bones have the job of protecting the brainstem.
However, if they become misaligned due to trauma to the head or neck, they can actually place stress or pressure on the brainstem causing it to malfunction. Blood flow to and from the brain may be compromised leading to a reduction in oxygen levels in the brain. Communication is also hindered. This is often the underlying cause of migraines and other serious health problems. Is there anything that can be done or does one just have to cope with the debilitating pain of migraines?
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A Natural Solution for Migraines in Morgantown, West Virginia
One area that has seen much success in caring for migraines is that of upper cervical chiropractic care. Here at Mountain State Wellness, we focus on making sure the C1 and C2 are in proper alignment. We use specific x-rays to determine exactly where the problem lies. We can then develop a care plan with each patient that allows us to work at realigning the bones.
The method we use, NUCCA, is very gentle and does not require popping or forcing the spine into place. Rather, a low force correction to a specific area of the neck is all that is needed to encourage the bones to move back into their original position. Many patients, including those in case studies, have reported seeing a huge improvement in migraine pain after just one or two visits.
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if you are outside of the local area you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.