on Jun 8, 2018
Neck Injury / Bone Alignment May Be Cause
All alone, curled up in the fetal position, in a room void of all
light, trying to cope with the most intense throbbing pain in your
head; this is what most migraine sufferers must deal with on an
ongoing daily, weekly or monthly basis. If you have ever suffered
from migraines, then you know just how debilitating they can be.
Besides the intense pain they cause, migraines will interfere with
every aspect of your life. Many don’t realize that 80% of chronic
migraine sufferers will have a stroke at some point in their life.
Because there are different types of migraines, there are different
migraine symptoms. Everyone who suffers from migraines will not
have each symptom.(1)
- Migraines are normally one sided,
- cause severe pain,
- light sensitivity
- some people find it necessary to stay in a dark room
- Migraine affects more women than men by a margin of 3 to 1.
- The frequency of migraines varies.
- Migraine is the sixth most
prevalent illness in the world.
But there may be one underlying cause. Unfortunately, up until this
point, there hasn’t been much help or relief from the condition.
The current treatment includes pain medication, anti- depressants,
and now botox injections. While these methods may reduce the
suffering of the patient, they are only temporary and do not get to
the real cause of the migraines. However, with new research from
both the medical and chiropractic community, hope may finally be
here for long time sufferers.
New Hope For Migraine
Sufferers Advanced Imaging, Research, And
Upper Cervical Chiropractic
Every day your brain is making about 500 cc’s of cerebrospinal
fluid (CSF) that acts kind of like the blood for the brain and
spinal cord. Once this fluid is made in the brain, it is
transferred out of the skull, down the spinal cord, all the way
down your spine, where it finally gets pumped back up to the brain.
This fluid is very important as it delivers essential nutrients to
your central nervous system. Dr. Scott Rosa, upper cervical
chiropractor from New York has been doing some amazing research
with upright MRIs. He’s been able to show that when someone has a
misalignment in the upper neck it is actually changing the flow of
cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) to, from and through the brain. CSF is
the fluid that lubricates the brain and spinal cord. The
obstruction comes as the first few bones in your neck becomes
misaligned and causes a backup of CSF and blood leading to
increased pressure in the skull.. When this misalignment was
corrected by an upper cervical procedure, the studies show that the
pressure decreases by 28.6%, and the CSF flow becomes normal. These
CSF and blood flow changes may be the underlying reason for long
term degenerative changes in the brain.
The Uniqueness of Upper Neck Anatomy | Blair Upper
The top two bones of the spine are shaped and formed completely
different than any of the other spinal bones. The joints at the top
of the spine are much flatter and this allows for the extensive
amount of movement of the head. These joints unfortunately do not
have the same boney locking mechanism that the other segments of
the spine, leaving them vulnerable to misalignment. These joints
are formed at different angles in all individuals, making it a very
complicated area to treat. While almost all chiropractors adjust
the upper neck, there are a group of chiropractors who specialize
in adjusting the atlas and are commonly known as “Upper Cervical
Chiropractors.” When an upper cervical chiropractor adjusts your
neck, there is no twisting, popping, or turning of the neck. They
use advanced imaging to assure a specific adjustment that will hold
in place. It is a very gentle and safe procedure that has changed
many lives. Our doctors are trained in the Blair Upper Cervical
Technique. Click here to find out more about the Blair Upper
Cervical Technique. 1 https://migraine.com/migraine-symptoms/