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