Nearly half of people around the world are affected by the debilitating condition of migraines at some point.1 General practitioners and other health professionals often find great difficulty both diagnosing and treating this condition. Frequently, prescription medications are offered as a treatment for the symptoms of migraines, but many sufferers would like to find a natural way to treat their condition that does not involve the use of beta blockers, anti-seizure medications, and other side effect-ridden drugs.
Dentists are also among the health professionals searching for effective migraine treatment. One Pennsylvania dentist is considering the link between the jaw, head, and neck. 2 This dentist is working on ways to adjust neuromuscular patterns that thereby affect brain chemistry in a way that reduces migraines.
However, Dr. Grayson Blom, an Upper Cervical Chiropractor in Boise, Idaho, has long been treating migraines by focusing on the brainstem. In particular, by using specific adjustments to bring the C1 (Atlas) vertebrae, Dr. Grayson can reduce the occurrence of migraines or relieve symptoms. It all begins with a specialized test to determine if a misalignment is the cause of your migraines. This realignment frequently affects the jaw as well because a misaligned C1 can distort jaw position and affect the facial nerve.
Once Dr. Blom has performed an examination, adjustments can be based on the exact misalignment. Once the C1 is properly aligned, facial muscles are relieved, and nerve pressure is reduced. This is often the cause of migraines and TMJ and results in a natural resolution of the condition.
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