There has been an exhaustive amount of medical research done on migraines. In spite of this fact, many treatments commonly prescribed are not usually effective at eliminating migraine pain. At best, most only provide some temporary relief. Medications that are used to treat the condition are antidepressants, anti-seizure, or those used to control high blood pressure. There are no specific medications currently available that address migraines, yet these others control symptoms closely related to those felt by migraine sufferers.
The cause behind the neurological condition remains a mystery to most within the medical world. However, there are common triggers. Each individual may experience different pain and may have different triggers – hence the need for using such a variety of medications to help the symptoms. Some triggers include foods, allergies, and stress. Nutritionists can help with foods and food allergies. To manage migraines caused by stress, many turn to the following methods.
- Herbal remedies
- Biofeedback (used to control tension, heart rate, and blood pressure)
- Upper cervical chiropractic care
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Why Choose Upper Cervical Chiropractic for Migraines?
Upper cervical chiropractic care can help because there are times when migraines are caused by a misalignment in the very top vertebrae in the neck. If these structures shift even by just ¼ of a millimeter, it can cause enough pressure on the brainstem to hinder communication and other important functions. Using gentle methods along with precise measurements, the upper cervical chiropractor can coax the vertebrae back to their intended positions. Once in place, any pressure is relieved from the brainstem, and the body can begin to heal the impeded pathways on its own. What does this mean for migraines? Usually, patients immediately see a reduction in the severity and frequency of migraine pain. Others find that with the upper cervical vertebrae in alignment, their migraines resolve.
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