Migraines and vertigo are common aftereffects following head or neck trauma. Why is that the case? A research group used an upright MRI to identify the answers. Let’s take a closer look at a case study, the MRI research, and a way to help relieve migraine symptoms naturally.
A Migraine Case Study
The study involved a 54-year-old woman suffering from vertigo, migraines, and neck pain. Symptoms began after a motor vehicle accident. Ten years after the onset of symptoms she sought the care of an upper cervical chiropractor. All symptoms were corrected after just one adjustment.
How an MRI Revealed the Potential Cause of Migraines
The inventor of the MRI, Dr. Raymond Damadian, used it to research the effects of upper cervical subluxations. When the C1 and C2 vertebrae are misaligned, it can affect the proper drainage of cerebrospinal fluid from the brain. As a result, this vital fluid pools, increases intracranial pressure, and can lead to symptoms like migraines. The inhibited drainage could be observed with an upright MRI. When the subluxation was corrected by an upper cervical chiropractor, proper cerebrospinal fluid drainage was resumed, and the pressure was relieved.
How Upper Cervical Chiropractic Helps with Vertigo
If a person is suffering from migraines, especially if there is head or neck trauma in the patient’s history, upper cervical chiropractic care is highly recommended. Even a very slight misalignment caused by the accident or injury could lead to cerebrospinal fluid flow issues which may be contributing to symptoms. By correcting the misalignment one may be able to start on the path to drug-free relief, perhaps right from the first visit as was noted in the case study above.
At Synergy Chiropractic, those are the results we strive to attain for our patients using the Atlas Orthogonal method of upper cervical chiropractic. It is a very gentle and precise approach. Thus, the adjustments can prove to be long-lasting and give the body the time it needs to heal. It is the ideal migraine treatment Anchorage has to offer.
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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