Migraines are difficult enough to deal with, but a new study suggests those who suffer from them may also be at a higher risk to have a stroke if their migraines are preceded by visual disturbances or an aura. The American Stroke Association’s annual meeting in 2016 reported on this finding. It was also found that if women are taking the female hormone estrogen, the risk is increased as well. It was proposed for future studies to include looking deeper at the brains of people with auras before their migraines, as well as blood flow patterns within the brain.
Migraines and the Nervous System
The nervous system is a vital part of the function of the overall body as it is responsible for all autonomic systems:
- Hormone regulation
- Blood flow
- Wound healing
- All others systems that work without having to think about them
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Therefore, it is vital for the nervous system to be functioning at its very best in order for the overall health of the body to be at its best. It has been seen that a misalignment in the top bones of the spine, particularly the C1 and C2 vertebrae, can impede the function of the nervous system. The brainstem is the communication superhighway of the body, and it is part of the central nervous system. The upper bones of the neck act as a protector for the brainstem. If they become misaligned due to a trip and fall, overuse, or an accident, they can put the brainstem under stress and cause it to malfunction, leading to migraines. Is there a way to correct this? Thankfully, there is.
Migraines Helped by Upper Cervical Chiropractic
Here at Upper Cervical Hawaii, we employ a gentle method that encourages the bones of the neck to move back into place. We are not required to pop or crack the bones, resulting in a longer-lasting adjustment rather than temporary relief. This has led many patients with migraines to see positive results. Some even see them go away and not return.
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