When you body has a recurring symptom that doesn't resolve medication can be helpful to get you through the day to day, it masks the symptom but you should ask yourself... WHY? Why can't my body self correct this? Why does the problem continually recur? With migraines often the causes can be many factors from environmental triggers like chemicals to life stress but often a big factor is also neurological and structural.
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 or contributes the migraines, a correction can help to resolve the issue. Watch the story below of a woman who's entire life was affected by chronic daily headaches.