The Migraine Trust reports that 9 in 10 migraine sufferers experience their first occurrence before they turn 40. In fact, the majority of people who experience migraines have their first one in their 20s or even teens. Also, women may notice patterns in their migraines that coincide with their monthly cycle. About half of female migraine patients report a connection. This raises the idea that hormones are connected to the onset of migraines.
Menopause – Another Migraine Trigger for Women
Nearly half of women with migraines report that the condition became worse when they hit menopause. Perhaps this has to do with the fact that hormone levels are once again changing. This can cause a worsening in the frequency of attacks as well as their severity. Research has also made connections between migraines and the brainstem.
To learn more about the connection between head and neck injuries and migraines download our complimentary e-book Natural and Drug-Free Ways to End Your Migraines by clicking the image below.
The Brainstem – Its Vital Role
The brainstem controls the involuntary actions of the body such as breathing and digestion. We know our brain is controlling these actions, but we usually let that happen on autopilot. Hormone regulation can also be affected if the brainstem is not operating properly.
Unfortunately, a misalignment of the C1 and C2 vertebrae can have a major effect on brainstem function. That is why the upper cervical chiropractors at UC Life Chiropractic Centre in Victoria, British Columbia focus on diagnosing and realigning C1 and C2 subluxations.
A study of 100 migraine patients revealed that only 1-2 adjustments are needed to provide significant relief. Why not make an appointment to see if you can benefit from this natural form of migraine treatment.
To schedule a consultation in our Victoria office call 250.386.5433 or just click the button below.