It’s an unfortunate fact, but one of every four families on your street has someone that is afflicted with the hammering pain, visual disturbances, nausea and other debilitating symptoms associated with migraines.
Sadly, it may even be you or someone you love who are the migraine sufferers on your block. If you’re taking multiple medications to cope with the pain or constantly trying to dodge migraine triggers, our team at Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Georgia can help you get drug-free, long-lasting relief through the use of upper cervical chiropractic care.
Gaining a Better Understanding of Migraines
When you get a migraine headache, this is actually a neurological condition that originates in your brain stem— which is the very top part of the spinal cord that leaves the brain and navigates down through your neck vertebrae.
When these cervical vertebrae become misaligned (specifically the Atlas vertebra, which sits at the very base of your skull where the brain stem leaves the brain) this can cause pinching to occur, which in turn causes dysfunction in major nerves affecting proper blood supply to the brain.
These misalignments affect the trigeminal nerve in particular, which is what controls the brain’s perception of pain.
How We Treat Migraines With Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care
Many of our patients who visit our office due to suffering from migraines have seen dramatic, long-term relief from this painful condition through the use of upper cervical chiropractic care to reestablish the proper alignment of the vertebrae in the neck.
When an upper cervical chiropractor uses gentle adjustments in the neck, this releases a myriad of pinched nerves.
Proper cervical posture enables the nerves and brain to work in synch with each other once again, regulating blood flow to the brain, relieving the sensitivities to lights, smells and sounds and alleviating tingling, numbness and, finally, the migraines themselves.
While the proper upper cervical chiropractic care is an extremely effective method for reducing the frequency and severity of migraine attacks for many patients, we still recommend that you also pursue a healthy diet that avoids artificial flavorings, chemicals and colorings that are known to have a negative impact in terms of headaches and other health concerns.
It is of our belief that a multifaceted approach to healing from migraine pain is typically the most effective in the long run.
Helping You Lead a Migraine-Free Lifestyle
At Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Georgia, our approach to upper cervical chiropractic care is gentle and extremely effective when it comes to relieving migraines and those that suffer from them.
In addition to recommending a course of proper adjustments, our team will also advise you on improved ergonomics and posture to allow you to maintain proper neck posture in order to prevent future migraine attacks.
The pillow you sleep on, the way you sit at your desk, and receiving the proper care to heal old whiplash injuries can all contribute to healthy neck posture—and, in turn, relief from migraines.
If you suffer from debilitating migraines, schedule a consultation at our Dacula, Georgia office to get relief today.
Dr Nick Tedder is located in Dacula GA and services the communities of Atlanta, Auburn, Austell, Braselton, Buford, Cumming, Dacula, Duluth, Dunwoody, East Point, Flowery branch, Gainesville, Grayson, Hoschton, Hamilton Mill, Johns Creek, Lanier Islands, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Norcross, Suwanee, and Winde
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