Out of the 7 billion people who live in the world, 46% of them suffer from some sort of a migraine or headache condition. Not only is this difficult to live with but finding solutions to cope can be even harder, frustrating doctors and patients alike.
Although migraines are little understood, research has revealed that the brainstem function is likely a contributing factor. The responsibility of the brainstem is to connect the brain to the rest of the body via the spinal cord. In this way, the brain and body can communicate to carry out necessary functions. The upper cervical spine has the job of protecting the brainstem, particularly the C1 and C2 vertebrae. If a misalignment occurs here, pressure may be placed on the brainstem causing it no longer to work efficiently. This may lead to headaches and other serious health problems. A misalignment may also affect the regulation of blood and cerebrospinal fluid flow.
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Finding Help for Migraines and Other Headache Types
There is an area of care that is finding great success in helping patients cope with migraines and headaches. This is the field of upper cervical chiropractic care. At UC Life, our focus is on making sure that the top bones of the neck are in proper alignment and not causing a problem within the brainstem. We closely examine patients for misalignments and then use a very gentle procedure to encourage the bones to move back into proper alignment. This does not require popping or twisting of the spine. Once the bones are properly realigned, the healing properties of the body can take over and begin to repair the damage done. This is often all that is needed to help one get control of his or her headaches. This is supported by case studies as well as our own patient testimonials.
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