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How does upper cervical care treat migraine headaches?

Posted in Migraines/Headaches on Mar 10, 2021

Are you one of those people who have suffered a migraine in their whole life? Then don't worry because you’ll get to know every detail about your situation here.

There are a lot of people who have migraine headaches either acute or chronic but they do not know the cause behind it neither they know the actual remedy to get rid of this uncomfortable and annoying headache. 

The best you can do to yourself is just going for upper cervical care. The reason is that migraine headache is always due to the misalignment in the upper two bones in the neck region. If these two bones are being corrected your life will be a whole different thing. 

Migraine headache is one of the worst conditions that patients suffer due to the misalignment in their upper cervical. So, without wasting time on high-capacity drugs, having side effects, go for upper cervical help to pacify your migraine headaches. 

 

Migraine headache

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Migraine is a neurovascular headache and a neurological disorder. It is because of the abnormalities in certain transmitters or levels of the neurotransmitters in the blood that cause the dilatation of the blood vessels that result in a throbbing headache. Migraine headaches are considered the leading cause of disability. 

This abnormality affects the communication of the nervous system badly. Migraine headache is the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world. This headache can be moderate and severe and last for four to 72 hours. 

Migraine attacks can affect a person's ability to perform everyday tasks properly thus create hindrance in person's socioeconomic lifestyle. 

The person may suffer an aura before the onset of throbbing head pain and it is called a migraine with aura. Various kinds of migraine headaches with aura are

  • Migraine with or without aura
  • Hemiplegic migraine
  • Retinal migraine
  • Migraine with brainstem aura

The symptoms of migraine headaches are:

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  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Numbness and tingling in the face, legs, and arms
  • Sensitivity to light, touch, and smell
  • Sensitivity to sound
  • Blurred vision
  • Pulsating pain on one side of the head
  • Dizziness
  • Lack of consciousness
  • Distorted speech
  • Confusion
  • Lack of concentration

 

Misalignment in the upper cervical region

Due to different causes there happens a misalignment in the upper two bones of the neck region that worsens the brain functioning and normal life of a person. When there is a distortion in the nervous system’s communication that will cause different neurological disorders and one of them is migraine headaches. 

The upper cervical evaluation is the ultimate solution to live a happy and healthy life. 

 

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Upper cervical care

The chiropractors focus on upper cervical care when the problem is arising from the two upper bones of the neck that are atlas and axis. These bones work as a junction between the brainstem and the spinal cord of the nervous system.

Thus the important and concerning point here is that a little misalignment in these bones can affect the communication to and from the brain. 

Thus the chiropractors with their hands and specific tools align and correct the positioning and the patients live a normal life without any stress and strain. 

Migraine headache is a crippling illness that eventually renders a threat to the normal life functioning of the person. However, if one wants a solution once and for all, then one must seek upper cervical care to pacify the migraine headaches. 

The chiropractors first determine the area where the problem lies and then with gentle methods correct the position of those bones and body starts using its restorative powers that heal the damages that have been done and let the bones in place.

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Continuous upper cervical care helps the person in avoiding all future terrible situations relating to upper cervical misalignment problems. 

Upper cervical care is a very gentle and non-manipulative technique that focuses on the head related to the neck and how that affects the health of your entire spine and thus the health of your body.

This method of correcting the alignment of bones consists of a few sessions and in every session of adjustment, the patients feel the pain running away. 

 

Studies showing upper cervical care pacifying migraine headaches

Research is done in Australia where they looked at 127 people suffering from migraine headaches and they compared two months of chiropractic care versus two months of no chiropractic care. Afterward, they measured migraine frequency and duration, the pain scale, and also medication intake.

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Consequently, what they found was that the people under upper cervical chiropractic had way better results with the migraine headaches frequency, the duration, and the pain scale as compared to the people with no chiropractic care. 

In 2015 a study was held where the chiropractors took 18 patients from neurologists with chronic and frequent migraines. However, 18 of them were diagnosed while 11 of them were actually included in the observational study.

Resultantly, after 8 weeks of upper cervical care what they found was that those 11 people, their migraine headaches reduced in frequency and had a better quality of life. Thus the scale of pain was also less. 

Interesting research shows that 92% of the people who suffer migraine headaches were able to pacify their migraines with the help of upper cervical chiropractic care. 

 

Conclusion

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Thus, getting your upper neck corrected can help drastically reduce some of these severe neurological conditions that people suffer from all the time. Thus if you suffer frequent migraine headaches, just seek help from upper cervical chiropractors.

The reason behind the upper cervical care is many folds as it will help you in the long run and it also keeps your bones aligned doesn’t matter what. According to studies people with migraines now prefer to seek the help of upper cervical care rather than consuming high-capacity medicines.

Upper cervical care is a spinal correction technique that helps in relieving migraines by releasing strain and pressure from the nervous system and alleviating the positioning of the atlas vertebrae. This method of care also protects the patients from drug usage and its side effects. 

 

References

Integrating Chiropractic Care

Headaches and Chiropractic

Migraine