Migraines remain a mystery to those in the medical field. They are not really sure why they even happen. Because of their limited understanding, their solutions are also limited. Each migraine is as individual as the person experiencing it. What works for one, may or may not help another.
Doctors often turn to medications. Some medications used for migraines are also used in treating depression, high blood pressure, and seizures. While migraines do have some of these symptoms in common, they are not the same disorders. The medicine prescribed is only helping the person cope by treating the symptoms, not addressing the underlying cause.
A variety of external and internal influences can trigger migraines. These are different for everyone, although there are some common triggers to be aware of. Rather than using dangerous medication with unwanted side effects, a person may want to take a more natural approach and try to be aware if doing the following helps.
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- Dietary changes: Beverages and particular foods can be a trigger for some. By avoiding these, relief is often seen.
- Biofeedback: This controls certain body functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, and tension in the muscles.
- Relaxation techniques: Stretching and breathing exercises, along with herbs that can help a person feel calm, and even acupuncture may help control migraine pain.
Migraines Relieved by Proper Neck Alignment
Upper cervical chiropractic has seen much success in helping patients alleviate migraine pain. The underlying cause of migraines is often linked to a misalignment in the upper neck vertebrae, the top two bones of the neck. They are located at the exact point where the spinal cord and brainstem meet. A misalignment in this area of ¼ of a millimeter is enough to wreak havoc on the entire body. This is due to the fact that if pressure is exerted improperly on the spinal cord, the nervous system is unable to work properly. Blood flow to and from the brain is hindered. This creates the environment for a migraine to occur. By fixing the misalignment with a gentle adjustment, patients often report feeling much better, having fewer headaches, and in some cases, migraines go away completely.
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