It may be hard to believe, but around the globe, 46% of people have some kind of a migraine or headache condition. Migraines can be triggered by various things, such as:
Lack of sleep
Not eating regularly
We are going to focus on the last one, weather changes, in this article. According to the Mayo Clinic, people who suffer from migraines are actually more sensitive to changes in the atmosphere. Shifting weather patterns may complicate imbalances in the chemistry of the brain, such as serotonin, creating the right environment for a migraine to occur. What changes should someone suffering from migraines be aware of?
High humidity levels
Changes in barometric pressure
Approaching storm fronts
Extremely dry air
Very bright sun
A glare from sunlight
Extreme heat or cold
Upper Cervical Chiropractors and Relief for Migraines
While the weather is not something that a person can control, there are some steps he or she can take to lessen the severity and frequency of migraines. One place to begin is to make an appointment with an upper cervical chiropractor. Often, the underlying cause of migraines begins in the neck area.
The top two bones of the neck are susceptible to misalignment because of their wide range of motion. The brain stem runs through this particular area. Therefore, a problem with the upper neck vertebrae can cause a problem with the brain stem and, in turn, affect a number of systems throughout the body.
By realigning these bones, the body can begin to heal naturally, and often this results in a person experiencing fewer migraine headaches and, if and when they do happen, they may be less severe. Clinical studies have been conducted involving migraine patients and, after receiving care from an upper cervical chiropractor, they saw improvement in their migraine symptoms in as little as one or two adjustments.