Seeking Natural Migraine Relief in Sioux Falls, SD

Migraines can be a debilitating condition to deal with for the millions of Americans who suffer from them. However, there is a natural way to get relief from migraines. Before a person reaches for a bottle of over-the-counter painkillers, it’s good to try and go after the underlying ca

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use of migraines.

What Causes Migraines?

While the answer may be different for each individual, many studies point back to over activity in the brainstem as the main source. Some of these studies are 20 years old, so this is not a new understanding. However more recently the understanding of how the brain is affected in those suffering with migraines has evolved. Misalignments in the upper neck can lead to a stagnation of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain. Essentially this fluid is supposed to move toxins and other impurities out of the brain but when there is a misalignment in the upper neck the veins that drain the brain cannot work as efficiently as they are supposed to and pressure builds up into the brain from the fluid that can’t drain properly.

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Upper Cervical Chiropractic and Your Brainstem

At Upper Cervical of Sioux Falls, we use the Blair technique of upper cervical chiropractic to get the uppermost bones of the neck in proper alignment. This is a vital step in the battle against migraines because the C1 vertebra protects the brainstem. A misalignment can put pressure on the brainstem and restrict blood and cerebrospinal fluid flow. As a result, pressure can build up, and brain-body communication can be interfered with. Migraines are just one of many resulting symptoms when something keeps the brainstem from functioning properly.

By means of specific diagnostic procedures and adjustments, we work to get the upper cervical spine back to where it needs to be. Fluid flow and communication are restored, thus allowing the body to function normally. In turn, many patients find that migraines become a thing of the past. I encourage anyone who is experiencing migraines to come in for a consultation to see if upper cervical care is the natural treatment option for you.

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