Here’s a trivia question for you: Intense pain, extreme sensitivity to light or sound, and nausea followed by vomiting are symptoms of what neurological condition? We’ll give you a hint. The most common symptom of this condition is headaches, but a person who suffers from this neurological condition will not necessarily have a headache.
Okay! Give up! It’s a migraine That’s right. While most people who suffer from migraines have headaches, some people also suffer from such conditions as vertigo, nausea, and sometimes even blindness. The debatable worst part of a migraines is actually that the pain can last anywhere from several hours up to 72 hours.
Because of ongoing research, upper cervical chiropractors are discovering more and more ways to address the pain of headaches and migraines before they start. They are also able to keep headaches from recurring. Upper Cervical Chiropractic is also able to prevent people from suffering from migraine headaches, tension headaches, cluster and stress headaches. People who suffer from those type of headaches, as well as various other types, commonly treat them with invasive surgery. Upper cervical offers an alternative method that heals the source, not just covers the symptoms.
Diet, caffeine intake, stress, excessive light and/or sound, fatigue, hormonal changes and smoking can all cause migraines. Though, more often than not, they aren’t the root cause of the migraines.
Prescription Medication Treatments
Every migraine medication on the market, whether it be over-the-counter or prescription, has side effects. The even worse news is that many of those side effects are potentially dangerous, but upper cervical chiropractic is a safe, gentle, and specific chiropractic method that reduces and many times eliminates migraine pain.
Migraines and your Misaligned Spine
So, how do you know whether you migraines come from a misalignment in your spine or not? Your migraines are most likely linked to a misalignment in your upper cervical spine if……
- They start at the base of your skull
- Your head feels heavy and/or your neck feels tight and painful
- You have a history of head and neck injuries
There are many more symptoms of headaches that show they are due to misalignments in the spine. The best way for you to tell if your migraines are due to a misalignment in your upper cervical spine is to allow an upper cervical chiropractor to examine your neck for any misalignments. They will make any needed adjustments to your spine, so as to correct those misalignments and restore the brain’s ability to communicate with the body. This will allow the body to begin to heal itself.
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Dr. Kyrie Kleinfelter and Associates of 1st Place Chiropractic of St. Charles Illinois are St. Charles Chiropractors and Upper Cervical Specialists trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Their upper cervical clinic also serves Geneva, Elgin, Wheaton and Batavia. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems for children and adults, including chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and autoimmune disorders. More information can be found on their website at 1stplacechiropractic.com.