Migraines are extremely debilitating and can lead one to lose out on time spent with family, friends, and at work. In the USA, it is estimated that 12% of adults get migraines, with women being diagnosed 3 times more often than men.
The Migraine Research Foundation states that migraines cause people to miss 113 million days of work during a year bringing a financial loss of $13 billion to US companies. Some people have what is deemed a chronic migraine condition, meaning they suffer from migraine pain more than 15 days during a 30 day period!
What to Do About Migraines
While pinpointing the exact cause of migraines can be tricky, researchers and doctors agree they have to do with a problem within the central nervous system. If the central nervous system isn’t functioning properly, or if blood and cerebrospinal fluid flow to and from the brain are hindered, this can easily cause a migraine to occur.
The most common suggestion given by primary care doctors is to try NSAID pain relievers. These are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Major drug companies are also working hard to find the latest innovation to care for migraines. The truth is, medications often come with unwanted side effects and are not always very effective in helping migraine pain. Migraines are complex and unique to each person. Many are searching for natural ways to care for migraines. Are there any that really work?
Upper Cervical Care Takes on Migraine Pain
One area that has seen great success is that of upper cervical chiropractic care. A misalignment in the bones of the neck is a commonly overlooked factor when it comes to migraines. A gentle method called Atlas Orthogonal is used here at Synergy Chiropractic. This helps the bones to move back into their original position and restores communication throughout the body. Once blood flow becomes regulated, migraines will often become less intense, or they may completely go away. Results have shown it only takes one or two visits to help with the pain of migraines.
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Dr. John Pairmore and Dr. Dennis Young of Pairmore and Young Synergy Chiropractic, in Anchorage, Alaska have 44 years of combined clinical experience. Their anchorage chiropractic clinic is the only office in Alaska that has the specialized Atlas Orthogonal Adjusting Instrument. Dr Pairmore and Young also serve Fairbanks, Wasilla, and Eagle River along with the entire state of Alaska. 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, including migraines and other headaches, whiplash and other neck injuries, chronic back pain, sciatica and more. Learn more about our team at http://www.907chiro.com/our-team