Almost everyone has had a headache at one time or another. However, for those dealing with migraines, the impact on their lives and the pain they are coping with can often be difficult to live with. It is estimated that 18% of women, 6% of men, and 10% of children in America have migraines. Let’s look closer at one reason migraines occur and what you can do to prevent it.
Recent research is pointing towards a change in barometric or atmospheric pressure as a reason for migraines to occur. It seems that as weather rapidly changes, a huge drop in pressure is triggering migraines for some people. A study showed as many as 75% of people with migraines have them due to weather changes. While other triggers – caffeine, chocolate, and alcohol – can be avoided, what can be done for migraines brought about by weather changes?
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Proper Spinal Alignment Helps Migraines
We know it is impossible to avoid the atmospheric changes that weather brings about. However, by addressing the root cause of migraines, they may improve overall. Often, the underlying cause of migraines has to do with a misaligned atlas bone (C1 vertebra). If a misalignment occurs here, the brainstem takes the brunt of the stress. The brainstem is part of our central nervous system. When air pressure drops, the involuntary actions within the body are controlled by our nervous system. If it is not functioning properly due to an atlas misalignment, a migraine can be the end result.
To correct this misalignment, here at Thrive Chiropractic in Waynesville, Ohio, we use a gentle, precise technique to encourage the atlas to move back into place more naturally than popping or cracking the spine. Using this method, studies have proven that those suffering from migraines saw relief in as little as one or two adjustments as the body began to heal from the damage created by the misalignment. This is great news no matter what triggers your migraines because addressing the root cause can help reduce the migraine frequency and severity.
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