If you are struggling with migraines headaches you are not alone. Currently it is estimated that at least 10 percent of the population have migraines. Migraine headaches are most common from the ages of 25-55 years old and affect 18% of all women.
Proper treatment and diagnosis for headaches is difficult for many health care providers. A new study found that 12 million Americans annually are over treated for Migraine and headache conditions. The method of diagnosis involves advanced imaging of the brain which is both costly and often inconclusive. While migraines are painful and debilitating, they often self resolve in between episodes.
Many people are demanding natural relief for Migraines over the ineffective traditional methods. Headache treatment guidelines have evolved lately and doctors are recommending lifestyle changes over the use of powerful drugs and other invasive treatments. Researchers are showing some interesting methods of helping deal with migraines:
All of these methods are now recommended because of the balancing effects on the nervous system.1
Many migraine patients are finding natural relief from Migraines in San Diego, CA with Migraine specialist Dr Dan Spinato. As an Upper Cervical Chiropractor, Dr Spinato is able to provide natural relief from migraines by evaluating the first bone in the neck known as the Atlas (C1 vertebra) and its relationship to the brain and entire nervous system. If the Atlas is not in the proper position, the ability of the brain and nervous system to properly function is diminished and migraines are often a result. Studies have shown a high correlation of patients suffering with migraines and Atlas misalignment. In a review of 100 headache cases all patients with Atlas misalignments improved with 1-2 Upper Cervical Chiropractic adjustments. By precisely analyzing the misalignment and delivering a gentle and specific adjustment to the Atlas, it allows for the normal function to take place.
1. Mulcahy L. Migraine studies yield fresh approaches to ward off pain. http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-migraine-20150321-story.html (accessed 1 May 2015).
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
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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:
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