Migraine sufferers often experience neck pain along with their migraine, which is a common symptom of spinal misalignment. When the vertebrae located at the base of the skull are misaligned, central nervous functioning is impacted. Misalignment can also damage nerves and soft tissue, causing pain and stiffness in the neck and body.
The groundbreaking use of upright MRIs to research the effects of spinal misalignments on migraine headaches, neck and back pain, and blood flow is bringing new understanding to the role that misalignment of the spine plays in causing and exacerbating these concerns.
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 the 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 pain.
Atlas cervical care focus on aligning the C1 and C2 vertebrae with gentle and precise adjustments with none of the cracking, popping or twisting associated with traditional chiropractic. Atlas orthogonal treatment of migraines and neck pain is a safe, gentle and cost effective alternative to prescription drug therapy with no negative side effects.
For more information, call 480-325-6977 to schedule a free consultation. The doctors at Foresight Chiropractic, the Valley’s premier Wellness Center are Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical specialists serving the community for over 18 years. If you have migraines or headaches that reduce the quality of your life, stopping you from doing the things you love, call today for a free consultation and see if the root of your problems is a mis-aligned spine.