- Upper cervical
The first 4 are all prescription medications given to migraine sufferers. This is the most common form of migraine treatment today. Not only are these medications costly, but they also can cause numerous, negative side effects.
- Abnormal Sensations (tingling, burning)
- Dizziness (Vertigo)
- Neck, Jaw, and Throat Pain
- Abdominal Pain
But what about the 5th one? What is upper cervical?
In the Journal of the American Medical Association it was once stated “Headaches are not headaches at all but really a pain in the neck.” Seletz E. Whiplash Injuries. JAMA, 1958; 168(13): 1750-1755
So why is most headache help focused on numbing the head?
Upper cervical is focused on not just covering up the symptoms but eliminating the Migraines completely by correcting a common cause.
Upper cervical Specialists have helped thousands of patients reduce the frequency and intensity of their migraine symptoms. Because the upper cervical region of the neck (C1-C2) is more susceptible to injury than the rest of the spine, upper cervical Doctors have found a link between a misalignment of the upper neck area and migraine and other chronic headaches. And they are able to gently and safely address this underlying problem.
Because a major factor with Migraines is blood flow. Or more properly the improper flow of blood and cerebral spinal fluid from the brain. Research with migraine patients under upper cervical care has shown an improvement in blood flow and CSF flow on before and after MRI's. So not only are people feeling better with upper cervical care but the underlying cause is actually being reversed.
So what are you waiting for?
The science is showing the connection and if you want to hear from more real people like you who have found the help that they needed than check out our stories of hope.
Only a small group of doctors have been trained in this specialized procedure. Fortunately for you, two of these doctors are within your own community.
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