A staggering statistic about migraines is that fourteen million people in the USA have chronic migraines. That means they have migraines for at least fifteen days out of the month! What are some migraine triggers?
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Understanding the SpineThe spine plays an important role in protecting the spinal cord. The spinal cord sends signals to and from the brain. These signals control how the body is functioning. Sometimes, the uppermost bone of the spine, called the atlas, becomes misaligned. This puts undue pressure on the spinal cord and hinders the signals being sent to the brain. This can lead to migraines and other health problems.
Upper cervical chiropractors are trained in a specific technique referred to as NUCCA. This method helps to find the misalignment and work on correcting it through gentle, effective adjustments. No popping or cracking of the spine is involved. Once this misalignment is corrected, and the atlas is back in the correct spot, the pressure on the brainstem is reduced. In many cases, this has led to a reduction in migraine severity and occurrence.
One study performed on a 16-year-old who had had migraines since kindergarten revealed that after 16 visits to an upper cervical chiropractor, over a period of a year, she saw a great reduction in symptoms.
This is only one case study, but many more exist that show upper cervical chiropractic care is successful in treating migraines. It is possible to find long-lasting, natural relief, rather than relying on medication.
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