Migraines and Headaches are of the most common painful, chronic disorders of the nervous system, reports The World Health Organization, next to back problems. It further reports headaches and migraines have been underestimated, under-recognized and under treated throughout the world. They cause substantial personal suffering, diminished quality of life and high financial costs. Sufferers of these splitting headaches and migraines often find it difficult to drive, to work, to socialize and sometimes even impossible to carry on a conversation. It is estimated that 9 out of 10 people have suffered from at least an occasional pounding headache and an estimated 12% of the population including children suffer from migraines. It is a worldwide problem affecting people of all incomes, ages, races and geographical areas.
Over the counter medications may be effective for some sufferers but long term can have harmful side effects from gastric irritation including stomach ulcers and bleeding. Stronger prescription drugs, which may be used for reoccurring headaches and migraines, come with even higher risks such as substance abuse and dependence. As painful and debilitating as migraines can be, it is understandable why medications are used, just to survive, even with the potential side effects.
Another solution is available that many may not be aware of--upper cervical chiropractic care--a safe, natural and non-invasive treatment for migraines and headaches. Upper cervical care has shown to be very effective in treating migraines and headaches and Chiropractic doctors are trained to treat the nervous system. While Chiropractic care does not cure any diseases, aligning the spine, particularly the Atlas or C1, helps to clear the nervous system allowing the body to function better and to heal naturally. The brain and the nervous system make up the central nervous system, which controls ALL other systems in the body. Migraine and headache sufferers frequently see significant relief with upper cervical chiropractic care.
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 providing very precise and gentle care. Don’t continue to suffer, call for your free consultation today!