Migraines are more than just a headache. They are a neurological condition with many complicated symptoms. They are also an extremely common problem, with more than 38 million Americans dealing with migraines.
While most people prefer a non-invasive means of care, one of the latest treatments being promoted for migraines involves surgery. An implant is placed in the back of the neck and wires are connected to send signals from the base of the skull to the spinal cord and nerves. This is supposed to reduce how the pain of migraines is perceived.
For most people, such a procedure is out of the question. But what if you have tried everything and are growing desperate? Perhaps there is a means of getting help with migraines that you have missed—upper cervical chiropractic care.
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How Upper Cervical Chiropractic Helps Migraines
The atlas, C1 vertebra, plays a key role in the function of the central nervous system. While it protects the brainstem, it can actually put pressure on the brainstem if misaligned. Also, a misalignment can affect proper blood and cerebrospinal fluid flow to and from the brain. Migraines are just one possible result.
At Thrive Chiropractic, we focus specifically on identifying and precisely correcting atlas misalignments in the gentlest way possible. This gives the body the opportunity to heal. In case studies, this has resulted in a significant reduction in severity and frequency of migraines. Many have even seen migraines completely resolve after just a couple of adjustments.
To learn more about how an adjustment to the upper neck can be the natural solution to migraines that you have been looking for, schedule a consultation today. If you feel like you’ve tried everything and are not sure what to do next, don’t give up until you’ve given upper cervical chiropractic care its fair chance to provide you with the relief you need.
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