Migraine headaches can be very different from one person to the next, ranging from a throbbing pain to visual disturbance to nausea and vomiting. In other cases those that suffer can experience numbness and tingling in arms and legs that is usually one sided. And likewise headaches such as occipital headache to cluster headache to cervicogenic headache can occur presenting a wide range of symptoms with one common denominator, THE NECK!
If you suffer with migraines or headaches the number one thing you should be investigating is treatment for a problem with the neck known as Atlas Subluxation Complex (ASC). ASC is the number one cause of chronic recurring headaches. If you are like the average case we see in the office, then you need to think back to when your migraines or headaches first started then go back 10-15 years and in a high percentage of cases you will have had an injury such as a car accident, slip or fall or even a sports injury. On average it takes about 10-15 years before you have accumulated enough damage to the point that you start noticing the symptoms.
What is Atlas Subluxation Complex?
Put simply Atlas Subluxation Complex is a previous accident or injury that resulted in damage to the connective tissues of the upper neck that has allowed for the misalignment of one or both of the top two neck bones often known as subluxation for short.
Spinal misalignment in the upper two neck bones (Atlas and Axis) will occlude the opening where your nerves, blood vessels, and cerebrospinal fluid pass, creating a form of brain congestion, that over time (average of 10-15 years) will commonly result in migraines and headaches among other health problems.
Where to Go For Help?
Dr. Grayson Blom is an upper cervical spinal expert located in Boise Idaho. Dr. Blom is trained and certified in the upper cervical procedure to detect and correct Atlas Subluxation Complex.
If you suspect your headaches may be due to a previous injury to the head or neck then we invite you to call our office (208) 559-0541 or send us a consult request (click the link) so we can meet with you and discuss your problems so that we may determine if you are a candidate for upper cervical care.