Infographic: Life with Migraines in the United States

In the United States, nearly half of migraine sufferers are never diagnosed. Even those who are tend to experience life-limiting symptoms. In fact, migraines cost 113 million lost work days each year, and cause sufferers to miss an average of seven days of family time each month! More than half of people with migraines believe they would be better parents, and nearly three-quarters believe they would be better partners, if they did not have headaches. Yet existing treatments focus on relieving, preventing, and lessening the pain.

Interestingly, the vast majority of migraine sufferers report neck pain during a headache. Could the neck be responsible for the headaches? As it turns out, experts believe that around 70% of all headaches, migraine or not, actually originate in the neck.

Upper cervical chiropractic care is often the solution! The C1-C3 vertebrae share a pain center with the trigeminal nerve, which is responsible for carrying sensory input to the brain. Adjusting those vertebrae alleviates compression and treats migraines at the source. A common-sense solution to a truly agonizing condition.

Are you ready to take the first steps in improving your overall health? Do you have migraines that have not fully responded to conventional treatments? Call us now at (925) 357-3080 for a free consultation to see if Advance Upper Cervical Chiropractic is right for you!