Migraines can be devastating to those suffering from them. The only thing one may be able to think about at the moment he is experiencing one is how to get rid of the pain. Sadly, most ways of coping with this neurological condition focus on easing the pain until a migraine goes away. While this can be helpful, it is much better to address the root cause as this will provide a long-lasting solution.
Medications that are used to care for migraines are often used to treat other serious health conditions. Some of the most commonly prescribed medicines for migraines are also used to treat:
- Depression and anxiety
- High blood pressure
Why is this so? Because migraines are neurological in nature, these conditions do have similar symptoms. However, they are not the same, and it is important to be aware that these medications often come with unwanted side effects. This leads us to some important questions. How does one go about addressing the underlying cause of migraines? What is that cause? Where can one find reliable help that works?
The Bones of the Neck and Migraines
We, at Synergy Chiropractic, focus on making sure the top bones of the neck – the C1 (atlas) and C2 (axis) – are in proper alignment. These bones have the vital job of protecting the brainstem. Therefore, if they become misaligned, pressure may be placed on the brainstem, leading to a reduction of blood flow and cerebrospinal fluid flow to the brain. This is the perfect environment for the onset of a migraine. A tiny misalignment of only ¼ of a millimeter can wreak havoc on the entire body, including causing migraines.
This is not the end of the story, however. Upper cervical chiropractors are specifically trained to realign these particular bones of the neck. The technique we use is very gentle and effective. Many patients report seeing a huge improvement in migraines after only one or two adjustments. Some even see their migraines go away completely. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors click the button below:
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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