Women suffer from migraine headaches three times as often as men. Ten percent of people worldwide have migraines. They are ranked as one of the top twenty most debilitating diseases of the world. In the United States, out of every four households, one has someone who suffers from migraines. This means that thirty-seven million of those living in the USA have these disabling headaches. They are a problem for doctors to diagnose and treat. They are as unique as the person that suffers from them. New research is constantly being done to find a better way to help those who cope with this pain.
Can Botox Help with Migraines?
Some new research done by a group of plastic surgeons reveals that Botox, a chemical neurotoxin that is injected to smooth out wrinkles in the face and lips, can also relieve migraine pain on a temporary basis. During their research, they also discovered that people with carpal tunnel had a number of migraines. There seems to be a link due to a problem of the upper neck area and irritation of the nerves in this area.
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Upper Cervical Chiropractic Help for Migraine Pain
A clinical study was done on one hundred patients with migraine headaches. They were all given adjustments by an upper cervical chiropractor. The results were amazing. All of them saw some improvement in their headaches, with a majority having their headaches go away completely. This was accomplished in as little as one or two adjustments to the upper neck.
Often, the atlas bone is the underlying cause of migraine headaches. If it is misaligned due to a blow to the head or some type of accident, it can wreak havoc on the body creating the right situation for a migraine to occur.
If you suffer from migraines, especially if you have suffered a neck or head injury, please come in for an examination to learn if upper cervical chiropractic is right for you.
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