Millions suffer from whiplash injuries around the world. In the US alone, a reported 1.2 million are reported annually. In recent years, efforts have been made to address current trends in this regard. A new disorder known as Cranio-Cervical Syndrome has impacted the medical community. This new syndrome highlights the fragility of the human neck and research shows that damage to the neck can restrict the flow of cerebrospinal fluid. However, sufficient relief from symptoms and lack of accurate diagnosis persist.
The syndrome may be newly named and now prominently featured at medical conventions, but those suffering from the host of symptoms it presents have long been seeking upper cervical chiropractic care. Over 80 years ago, what these specially trained chiropractic doctors call atlas subluxation complex syndrome was identified. Happily, advancement in research and technology is beginning to point the rest of the medical community toward this important area of the human body.
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Migraines and Other Symptoms
This syndrome is now also being linked with headaches and migraine pain. This actually tops the list of symptoms noted in those with Cranio-Cervical Syndrome. Here are some other examples of what sufferers may experience:
- Neck pain at the base of the skull
- Stabbing pain or a feeling of pins and needles at the base of the skull
- Random headaches/ Pressure headaches – especially noticed with a change in head position
- Visual disturbances
- Ear ringing
- Drop attacks
- Leg or arm numbness
- Loss of balance
- Decline in motor skills
- Tingling in lower extremities
Medical examinations have shown that old neck and head injuries, such as whiplash, are commonly seen in those diagnosed with this syndrome. Relief from the symptoms listed along with headaches and migraines can be realized. Gentle realignment of the upper cervical vertebrae can restore the normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid and release pressure that can build up and cause the wide range of effects listed above.
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