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Natural Headache Treatments Take a New Direction

Migraines are a condition that is characterized by pulsing and throbbing in the head. It is estimated that 36 million Americans suffer from migraines. As many as 18 million Americans have chronic migraines, which would be 5 or more migraines monthly. Migraines may last for only a few hours or several days, and many people accept this as part of daily living.

Migraines are a challenging condition to treat due as they are as unique as the individual who has them. This makes it very hard for patients and doctors alike. The market for drug treatments is constantly expanding for treatments. In this day and age many people are no longer looking for a pill to cover up the symptoms and want a natural solution for migraines.

Many patients are now turning to Medicinal Marijuana (MMJ) in hopes of headache relief as it is now legalized in many states in the US. A recent study shows that MMJ helps in buffering the pain for headaches and many chronic diseases by modulating the pathways of how the brain perceives pain.1 As MMJ is gaining traction across the country many patients how have not obtained relief from traditional methods may try MMJ. It has shown success in mitigating the symptoms but not in total resolution of headaches.

 

In San Diego, CA many people with migraines are getting results using a different method. Migraine specialist Dr Dan Spinato helps migraine sufferers get natural migraine relief. As an Upper Cervical Chiropractor Dr Spinato specializes in the Atlas bone (C1 vertebra) and the coordination between the brain and nervous system as it relates to migraines. When the Atlas bone moves from its natural position it has consequences which may result in migraines eventually.

By analyzing and correcting the Atlas misalignment using a gentle and precise Upper Cervical Chiropractic Adjustment, migraines are often reduced as the brain and nervous system return to normal function. In clinical studies of migraine patients it has been shown that 1-2 upper cervical Chiropractic Adjustments not only improve migraine condition but may even lead to complete resolution.2


References: 

 

  1. Baron EP. Comprehensive Review of Medicinal Marijuana, Cannabinoids, and Therapeutic Implications in Medicine and Headache: What a Long Strange Trip It's Been … Headache 2015; 55(6).
  2. Elster EL. Upper cervical chiropractic care for a patient with chronic migraine headaches with an appendix summarizing an additional 100 headache cases. J Vert Sublux Res 2003;AUG(3):1-10.
 

To schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Spinato call (858) 484-0444 or just click the button below.

 

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NUCCA Chiropractic Care

What is NUCCA
The National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) is an organization of Doctors of Chiropractic dedicated to patient care, education and research.

Spinal health care using the NUCCA procedures focuses on detecting and correcting a small misalignment in the upper neck area. Gentle, non-invasive adjustments don’t require any turning, twisting or popping.

Your upper cervical spine (neck) area influences all areas of your body. Injury or chronic misalignments can cause headaches, migraines, neck pain, low back pain, weakness and more.

The NUCCA technique is currently offered by less than 1% of all the Doctors of Chiropractic.

Before the NUCCA procedure can be performed, I will sit down with you and discuss your history and symptoms. If I determine that NUCCA can help, a thorough examination and x-rays will be done. A complete report of your findings and treatment options will be discussed. 

First adjustment
Precision x-rays are taken of the spine before any treatment begins. The adjustment is performed with the patient lying on their side and the doctor applying a very light pressure behind the earlobe. A full demonstration can be seen on the video above.

The NUCCA procedure can be summed up with 5 major distinctions as compared to traditional Chiropractic:

  • Gentle adjustment to the neck with no turning, twisting or popping.
  • Precision x-rays to measure before and after corrections.
  • Total body posture and balance improvement
  • Greater stability to the spine
  • Hold adjustments longer with fewer visits

For More Information visit:
www.NUCCA.com

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