Just How Common Are Migraines?

Besides tooth decay and tension headaches, migraines are the third most common health condition. More people suffer from migraines than every person on the planet who has been diagnosed with asthma, diabetes, and epilepsy combined. In fact, nearly 2% of people on Earth deal with 15 or more migraine days per month (chronic migraines).

If you suffer from migraines, you are clearly not alone. But maybe you are frustrated with the options presented by your doctor. Medications just hide the symptoms of a migraine, and often not very well. Plus, prescription meds for a migraine means taking pills for life. This isn’t a cure—just symptomatic care. Is there a better way?

Help for Migraine Sufferers in Portsmouth, NH

At Arete Chiropractic, we work at correcting the underlying problem that causes migraines. For many, this is a misalignment of the C1 and C2 vertebrae. These vertebrae are located at the base of the skull. The C1 (atlas) provides protection for the brainstem. If misaligned, however, pressure may be placed on the atlas resulting in various symptoms such as migraines.

Also, a misalignment in this sensitive part of the body may restrict blood flow to the brain keeping it from getting enough oxygen. It could also result in reduced drainage of cerebrospinal fluid, thus causing pressure to build up.

Regardless of the way in which the misalignment causes the migraines, a correction can help to resolve the issue. Consider the following example.

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Blair Upper Cervical Improves Migraines for 39-Year-Old

In a case study involving a 39-year-old woman suffering from migraines with aura since she was just 10, immediate benefits were seen following her first adjustment. Over the course of 4 months of care, continue improvement was observed.

We have seen similar results with our own patients suffering from migraines. Schedule a consult today to see if upper cervical chiropractic is the right option for your care.

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