Migraines are known for causing throbbing or pounding head pain, and they make life very difficult for the person coping with them. Not only is the pain excruciating, but the person may feel grouchy and be hard to be around while dealing with a migraine.
About 38 million people in America have migraines. Some research suggests that 12% of adults have migraines while around 3 million suffer with them at least 3 times a week!
Here are some interesting statistics about migraines:
- 50% of people cannot complete their daily routine for at least 1 day after an attack
- 59% of sufferers lose out on going to family or social events
- 70% have relationship issues due to migraines
- 91% of migraineurs can do nothing but lie still and rest in a dark room while a migraine is attacking
This makes it clear that migraines differ greatly from headaches. One’s personal, social, and professional life are negatively impacted.
Natural Relief for Migraines Is Available
A connection has repeatedly been seen between migraines and a misalignment of the bones of the upper neck, particularly the C1 and C2 vertebrae. These vertebrae have the job of protecting the brainstem from damage. However, if the bones become misaligned due to a car accident, everyday stress, a sports injury, a trip and fall, or another form of trauma to the head or neck, pressure is put on the brainstem, and it does not send the proper signals to the brain and body. This can set up the perfect scenario for a migraine to happen.
At Living Well Chiropractic, we are able to assist our patients in finding natural relief through upper cervical chiropractic care. Our gentle method, called NUCCA, encourages the bones to move back into place naturally, without popping or cracking the spine. The body can then begin to function at its optimum, and migraines may become less frequent or may go away entirely.
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Dr. Jeff Leach of Living Well Chiropractic, in Plymouth, Minnesota is a Plymouth Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). His upper cervical clinic also serves Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Wayzata, and St. Louis Park. He is 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, including migraines and other headaches, sciatica, neck and back pain, and torticollis. More information can be found on our website at http://www.livingwellmn.com/