How are patients seeking migraine relief? The primary source provided by healthcare practitioners is prescription medication. Drugs like Imitrex, Maxalt, Zomig, and RELPAX are some of the main ones prescribed. They all have one thing in common. They are used to treat the symptoms of migraines and do not prevent future migraines from occurring.
Medications have their place when it comes to migraines. When a person is suffering the intense pain, something to provide immediate relief is welcome, even if it come with a few unwanted side effects. What are some of the side effects associated with the drugs noted above?
- Tingling or burning sensations
- Throat, neck, or jaw pain
- Abdominal pain
While one might view these as an acceptable tradeoff during an attack, most people would rather do something to keep migraines from coming back. Here is a natural method for doing just that.
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How Upper Cervical Chiropractic Helps Migraines
Consider the following quote from the Journal of the American Medical Association:
“Headaches are not headaches at all but really a pain in the neck.” Seletz E. Whiplash Injuries. JAMA, 1958; 168(13): 1750-1755
As you can see from the reference, that’s not even remotely a new quote. It has been realized for decades that upper cervical misalignments can lead to headaches and migraines. Correcting the misalignment is a way to get help for migraines that doesn’t just cover over symptoms but gets to the source of the problem.
At UC Life, we use the NUCCA method of upper cervical chiropractic to identify and correct specific upper cervical misalignments on a patient by patient basis. Many patients find that even just one or two adjustments significantly reduces the severity and frequency of migraines. Some even see complete resolution of the problem. Now that is what I call genuine relief.
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