Migraines are perhaps the most common neurological disorder. At some point, nearly half of all people will experience a migraine or, at least, a headache. Migraines can be particularly debilitating and may impact a person’s family, social, and professional lives.
On CBS News, it was reported that a new way to treat migraines is emerging. The April 17th report from last year showed that focus is now being placed on the neck. One of the study’s researchers explained the way that misaligned vertebrae in the neck can cause migraines. However, the relief these researchers recommended was rather invasive. With the help of x-rays, a doctor would need to inject the neck’s spinal joints with an anesthetic. This would numb the nerves and provide temporary relief by stopping the pain at its source.
While this approach is a step up from medications that only cover the symptoms, there is still the fact that it involves an injection into the neck. Ouch! Plus, it is still just a temporary solution and would have to be repeated. Is it possible that a better way to relieve the neck issues that cause migraines already exists?
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Upper Cervical Chiropractic—The Long-Term Solution
The fact that migraines spring from a misalignment of the vertebrae in the neck is old news to upper cervical chiropractors. This is where we focus our energies to combat many symptoms and chronic conditions. However, there are no needles, injections, or medications involved. Just gentle and specific corrections to fix the misalignment long-term.
If you are tired of hearing the words “temporary relief” in connection with your condition, visit us at Mountain State Wellness and find how upper cervical chiropractic can provide you with the long-term solution you’ve been searching for. Many patients see a drastic decrease in the frequency or severity of their migraines right from the first adjustment.
- Stovner LJ, Hagen K, Jensen R, Katsarva Z, Lipton R, Scher A, Steiner T, Zwart JA. The global burden of headache: a documentation of headache prevalence and disability worldwide. Cephalgia 2007; 27(3):193-210.
- CBS News. New approach to treating migraines focuses on the neck. [homepage on the Internet]. 2015 [cited 2015 May 7]. Available from: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-approach-to-treating-migraines-focuses-on-neck/
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