Migraines are disabling. They can ruin someone’s day, week, or month depending on their degree. Typically, pain medication is given to treat migraines. Things such as a triptan or nerve-blocking drugs might be prescribed. Their purpose is to interfere with the pain signals going to the brain, giving the sufferer some much-needed relief.

Another treatment being discussed in the news is something called a daith piercing. This is a piercing done to a part of the ear that acupuncturists believe to be a pressure point. There is circumstantial evidence that this treatment may reduce some of the intensity of migraines.

While treatment by pharmaceuticals or piercings may have some positive results, a person may prefer a natural, non-invasive treatment with no lasting side effects. Does this exist?

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The Spine and Migraines

Let’s examine the role the spine plays in migraines. The purpose of the spine is to protect the delicate spinal cord. The spinal cord is vital because it carries signals to and from the brain and body. If you have a misalignment in the bones of the spine, particularly the uppermost bone called the atlas, it can put undue pressure on the spinal cord. This, in turn, causes the signals in the brain to be distorted, resulting in the symptoms associated with migraines.

By seeking out the care of an upper cervical chiropractor, who has been specifically trained to detect and correct misalignments in the upper neck, relief can possibly be found. These doctors, like Dr. Kurt Sherwood of Renton, Washington, use a natural approach to treating the underlying cause of migraines. They are trained by NUCCA in using a specific adjustment that can correct the misalignment without popping or cracking the back. Once the spine is back in alignment, the pressure on the spinal cord is reduced. This can result in a decrease in migraine symptoms.

Researchers have found that after three months of specific care given to a thirty-five-year-old female suffering from migraines and tension headaches, she reported her pain, vomiting, and nausea were gone. This shows how vital spinal health is to reducing migraine pain.


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