The innovative and groundbreaking use of upright MRIs to research the effects of spinal misalignments on migraine headaches, neck and back pain, and blood flow is shedding new understanding on the role that misalignment of the spine plays in causing and exacerbating these concerns.
Migraine sufferers often experience neck pain, which is a common symptom of spinal misalignment. When the vertebrae located at the base of the skull are misaligned, central nervous system functioning is impacted. Misalignment can also damage nerves and soft tissue, causing pain and stiffness in the neck and body.
Blood flow to the brain can be restricted because misalignment creates kinks or other slowdowns. Reduced blood flow puts pressure on the brainstem of the spinal cord, which is also linked to migraines. Misalignment of C1 and C2 vertebrae also can result in pooling of cerebrospinal fluid if proper drainage becomes inhibited.
Correcting upper cervical misalignments is proving to be a key to successfully minimizing the debilitating effects of migraines. Upper cervical chiropractic care – and specifically atlas orthogonal chiropractic adjustment -- is an effective treatment for migraines and associated neck and shoulder pain.
Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical care focuses on aligning the C1 and C2 vertebrae with gentle and precise adjustments with none of the cracking, popping or twisting associated with traditional chiropractic adjustments. Atlas orthogonal treatment of migraines and neck pain is a safe, gentle and cost effective alternative to prescription drug therapy.
For more information and to schedule a free consultation, call 480-325-6977. The doctors at Foresight Chiropractic, the Valley’s premier Wellness Center, are Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical specialists and have been helping headache and migraine sufferers for over 18 years. Call today and take your life back!