Headaches and migraines are one of the most common illnesses in the world. After the recession in 2008, google searches for headache care exploded and have continued to remain a common search topic. It is more prevalent than diabetes and asthma combined according to the Migraine Trust resources. It is one of the top 20 disabilities in adults according to World Health Organization.
Severe migraine attacks are classified by the WHO as disabling as dementia, quadriplegia and psychosis. People that suffer from such extreme pain are often not taken seriously by friends, family and may experience discrimination in the workplace.
Headaches and migraines come in many forms and levels of severity. They can be triggered as a result of chemical, physical or emotional stress. For example certain foods or food additives can trigger a headache or migraine, a tight jaw or clenching of the teeth, hormonal fluctuations, tight neck muscles, poor posture, dehydration, or spinal and cranial misalignments, or any combination.
Medications may help to treat the symptoms or pain about half of the time and they may cause severe side effects --many people will experience medication overuse headaches. With tryptamine based drugs, serious cardiovascular events including heart attacks and strokes are a side effect of these drugs.
Fortunately there are better and less invasive treatments for migraines and headaches. Spinal misalignments, which can begin at birth, left untreated may continue to degenerate and worsen causing health conditions. The nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves) controls and coordinates everything in the body and mind and when nerve energy is obstructed, health and vitality are compromised.
Chiropractic care, specifically upper cervical Atlas Orthogonal has been shown to be a very effective treatment for headaches and migraines. To find out more, call the Headache Care Center Gilbert Foresight Chiropractic Wellness Center at 480-325-6977. The doctors are Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist and have been caring for families with gentle, precise adjustments with no popping or cracking, for over 15 years –Get your life back now!