Alternatives to Medication Use for Migraine Sufferers
When coping with migraines, you might find yourself in a vicious cycle of turning to medications for pain relief. While this relief is certainly needed, the overuse of the medications designed to relieve pain might stop helping and actually start causing more headaches. Additionally, the overuse of medications designed for acute migraine episodes can cause preventative migraine medications from working.
Because of the risk of developing medication-overuse headaches, as well as concerns over damaging the liver and kidneys over time with long-term medication use, many people are looking for a natural alternative for migraine care.
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Dealing with Migraines Naturally
Many migraine sufferers are looking for a natural solution that does not involve the risk of creating a dependency on medications. Upper cervical chiropractic is a branch of chiropractic that deals with the topmost vertebrae in the spine. We have such great success with our migraine patients because this is an area of the spine that can have a big impact on your body’s overall ability to function properly. The atlas (C1) and axis (C2) vertebrae protect the brainstem, which coordinates many of our body’s functions. When there is a misalignment of one of these vertebrae, it can create abnormal pressure and tension on the brainstem and spinal cord. This can cause improper nervous system function, as well as impair blood and cerebrospinal fluid flow, and migraines can be one of the many outcomes of this problem.
At Upper Cervical of Sioux Falls, we look at atlas alignment in great detail. If the root cause of your migraines is an upper cervical misalignment, then we are able to correct that using gentle and precise adjustments. Experience, as well as research, has shown that when normal atlas alignment is restored, then the body is able to regain normal function, leading to a reduction in migraines.
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