Migraines, the 8th most disabling illness in the world, can be terrible to manage. Not just a bad headache, migraines are a combination of neurological symptoms that include throbbing head pain, visual disturbances, nausea, dizziness and extreme sensitivity to light, sound, touch, and smell. While dealing with the pain is tough enough, many people aren’t aware of the financial implications that face people who deal with migraines on a regular basis. Healthcare costs for families with a migraine sufferer are 70% higher than a family that is unaffected. Losses valued at $13 billion per year are the result of 113 million work days lost because of migraines.
If you are one of the 37 million Americans who suffer from migraines, you’re no stranger to the common treatment options. Recently, a new class of drugs is being researched and developed to help prevent migraines by blocking the transmission of pain signals in the brain. There’s a big catch with these new drugs, however, and it’s that they come with a really hefty price tag of $8,000 to $20,000 per year.
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Upper Cervical Chiropractic – An Affordable & Natural Solution
Although there is still some mystery in the research community about the exact mechanism of migraines, what is known is that they are neurological episodes that involve the brain. In upper cervical chiropractic, we pay specific attention to the relationship between the head and neck, as well as the communication between the brain and body over the central nervous system. The spine is designed to provide protection for the delicate spinal cord. However, when a misalignment occurs, particularly at the base of the skull at the atlas vertebra, it can interfere with normal brain-body signaling. In the case of migraines, the atlas can be disturbing normal blood flow, cerebrospinal fluid flow, and neurological function.
At Upper Cervical Hawaii, we take care to do a thorough analysis of our migraine patients to determine if an atlas misalignment is at the root of their condition. If an atlas misalignment is present, we work towards gently correcting it with very precise adjustments. This relieves the pressure from the brainstem, allowing for the restoration of normal function. Best of all, migraine sufferers can achieve relief that is natural, long-lasting, and doesn’t come with a price tag that’s out of reach.
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