Migraines and Heart Disease
About 1 in 10 people suffer from migraines globally, and Americans are not immune with an estimate of 36 million migraine patients across the nation. This condition is ranked among the most debilitating in the world. Women suffer more frequently from this condition with about 300% more cases.1
Migraines are also a nightmare for primary care physicians and other health professionals. There is no efficient means for diagnosis, and treatment options are also sparse. To make matters worse, many other health problems seem to be connected to migraines including heart disease.
Recent studies show that migraine sufferers have a higher risk of developing heart problems. Clinical studies have linked the Aura that precedes many migraines with an increased frequency of heart conditions.2 Interestingly, patients whose migraines do not present with aura do not have the same additional heart disease risks. What is the connection between heart disease and migraines? While researchers still look for conclusive evidence, it is interesting to note that migraines are often linked to problems with blood flow in the neck and head. This presents a potential for natural treatment.
Dr. Grayson Blom, in Boise Idaho, is an Upper Cervical Chiropractor who offers natural treatment for migraines. Upper Cervical Chiropractic focuses on gentle adjustments of the C1 vertebrae, often called the Atlas. This bone is positioned near the brainstem, and its proper alignment is thus vital for the health of the entire body. One particular result of a misalignment can cause a reduction in blood flow to the brain that can lead to migraines. Clinical trials involving as many as 100 patients have confirmed that Upper Cervical Chiropractic adjustments can help treat migraines.3 It is important to treat the underlying cause of migraines in this manner, rather than just the symptoms, to reduce the future risk of heart problems as noted in the research above.
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