Migraines are disabling and cause the sufferer to look for answers to the pain. Most commonly, medication or surgery is suggested. However, there is a natural alternative available. It is particularly helpful if a person has ever experienced head or neck trauma due to a vehicle or other kind of accident.
This finding was confirmed by Dr. Raymond Damadian, the MRI inventor. His research using the upright MRI revealed that a misalignment of the upper neck changes the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This type of misalignment acts as a blockage to CSF flow and causes it to pool in the brain leading to intracranial pressure and headaches or migraines.
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How Upper Cervical Chiropractic Can Relieve Headaches
By means specialized examinations and imaging techniques, we can take an in-depth look at the neck and find if and where a misalignment exists. Then, using a gentle technique, we assist the bones in moving back into their normal place. This helps to regulate fluid flow once again and may lead to a major reduction in headaches. Some see their headaches go away completely. Is there any research to back this up?
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Success for Headaches
A study was conducted involving two patients. They both had migraines that had been persistent, and they both had other health problems related to whiplash. They were examined using the upright MRI and special software that observes cerebrospinal fluid flow. It was noted that each patient did indeed have a misalignment in the top bone of the neck causing a reduction of CSF drainage. They were both given a gentle, specific adjustment by an upper cervical chiropractor. Within an hour of this, another MRI was done to check CSF flow. It was observed that CSF flow had normalized and both patients reported that their headaches were gone.
Often a specific adjustment, tailored to each patient, is often all that is needed to see the end to migraines and other headache types. This can eliminate the need for pain medication and surgery. Schedule a consultation to learn if this is the right option for you.
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