Migraines are becoming more and more common in today’s world. Not just affecting those living in the USA, but around the entire world. It is estimated that 12% of those in the US have migraines. However, properly caring for migraines seems to elude those in the healthcare system. What works for one, often does not work for another. This leaves doctors and patients alike frustrated and seeking answers. Out of every 7 people with a migraine, 1 goes to the emergency room hoping for immediate relief.
Many times, medical practitioners feel the need to rule out other conditions so as not to be liable for something they may have missed, such as a possible stroke. Not being familiar with a patient in the ER can lead to a number of tests being ordered that are not necessary. This adds to rising costs in healthcare and as well as unnecessary radiation exposure for patients.
Most medical doctors will recommend either over-the-counter or prescription medication to begin treatment. Beta blockers, anti-seizure medication, or opioids may be suggested. However, more and more patients and doctors are seeing the benefits of natural coping methods to reduce migraine pain. Where can this be found?
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Upper Cervical Chiropractic Relieves Migraines
Upper cervical chiropractors recognize the importance of looking for the root cause of migraine pain. This is often due to a misalignment in the upper neck vertebrae, particularly the C1 and C2. A misalignment here places stress or pressure on the brainstem and impedes the flow of cerebrospinal fluid. This is the perfect environment for a migraine to occur.
At 1st Place Chiropractic, we use specialized x-rays to find the exact location of the misalignment. We are then able to tailor a gentle adjustment specifically to each patient. This allows the bones to move back where they belong and allows the healing properties of the body to do their job, repairing any damage caused by the misalignment. Most patients report a decrease in frequency and severity of migraines. Some even see them go away entirely.
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