Do migraines take the enjoyment out of your life? They can cause many debilitating symptoms that can send a sufferer to bed and those who suffer from this condition report that during a migraine episode their lives are put on hold. Migraines are not only painful, but they rob the sufferer of enjoyment and quality of life. Most sufferers must take a prescription medication or use Botox to help keep migraines at bay and then more medications when a migraine strikes. During a migraine, sufferers not only experience a severe headache but may also experience nausea, vomiting, dizziness and sensitivity to light that sends them running to a dark, quiet room.
The numbers of migraine sufferers are staggering. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, 38 million adults and children suffer from migraines annually and a staggering 1 billion worldwide suffer from this debilitating condition. Furthermore, migraines are the sixth most debilitating medical condition in the world. This condition accounts for more than $13 billion and 113 million lost work days each year. In addition to lost time at work, migraines affect family dynamics as sufferers constantly worry about when their next migraine will occur.
Currently, migraines sufferers rely heavily on pharmaceutical medications. The exact cause of a migraine is unknown and the traditional medical system uses drugs to ease the symptoms of a migraine headache which is very hard on the body and have negative side effects. Another option many migraine sufferers are turning to is Atlas Orthogonal, upper cervical chiropractic care to help search out the root cause of their migraines and find a natural relief without the negative.
The delicate upper neck, where the skull and atlas are located is the most moveable and least stable area of the entire spine. Over 30% of the sensory information needed to balance the body comes from the joints and muscles of the head and neck. The head is designed to be straight and the eyes to look level with the horizon. The center for equilibrium is located within the ears and any misalignment in the neck drastically affects the body’s balance and equilibrium. The brain will use the muscles to shift the entire spine in an effort to balance the head, eyes and ears. When the spine is mis-aligned, it causes the body to not function optimally and symptoms such as migraines, headaches, dizziness, anxiety and nausea to name only a few, may occur.
Migraines and Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care
If you suffer from migraines and want to explore the options of Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical care to see if they are right for you, contact us at 480-525-7841 for a free, no obligation consultation. 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 for over 17 years. Call today and take your life back!!