Migraine pain and headaches are listed as one of the top ten reasons for disability worldwide according to The World Health Organization (WHO). Migraines can last hours or even days. Sensitivities to light and sound are common along with a host of other unpleasant symptoms. What is responsible for the condition, and what can be done to help bring relief? These questions have continued to be explored by researchers.
What Research Shows
One recent study conducted at the University of Maryland focused attention on the workings of the brain stem. In particular, they examined the upper region known as the Superior Colliculus. During a migraine, it was observed that blood flow to this area of the brain was abnormal. This information is not new. The phenomenon of brain dysfunction due to insufficient blood flow has been the subject of study for a while. Even the founder of the MRI noted that those with neck injuries demonstrated poorer oxygen flow to the brain. In line with this, upper cervical chiropractic care has, for years, focused on restoring proper blood flow through adjustments to the upper vertebrae.
Finding Help for Migraines in the Tampa Bay Area
How can upper cervical chiropractic care restore blood and oxygen flow to the brain? The supporting vertebrae of the upper neck region have various networks of vessels and nerves. If these bones are out of alignment, it can impede normal flow and communication. When this delicate balance is disrupted, it can cause the brain to function abnormally. Through gentle adjustments to the upper cervical area, many of the symptoms can be alleviated including migraine pain.
If you experience headaches and migraines, there is a natural and effective way to help you get relief. We have been helping many in the Tampa Bay area to finally experience lasting relief from these and other conditions.
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