With nearly 1 in every 4 households in the U.S. having someone with migraines, the problem is very far from being a rarity. Migraines are a debilitating condition that consists of throbbing pain in the head, nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light, sound, and smell. The impact of a single episode can last for days, which leaves migraine sufferers looking for ways to find some much-needed relief.
Aside from various over-the-counter or prescription medications for pain and nausea, treatment options remain fairly limited. However, there are a few natural supplements that might be of help when it comes to addressing migraines:
- Magnesium – Migraine sufferers have been found to have lower magnesium levels than their migraine-free counterparts. Supplementing with magnesium might help bring relief.
- Coenzyme Q10 – In a Swiss study, the group that received the CoQ10 supplement experienced a significant drop in the severity of their migraine symptoms when compared with the placebo group.
- Feverfew – Feverfew is an herb that was shown in a British study to reduce the intensity of migraine symptoms.
- Butterbur – Also an herb, butterbur was shown in a study published in Neurology to reduce the frequency of migraine attacks compared with the placebo group.
While the results of these supplement studies are encouraging, the truth is that the supplements still simply provide symptomatic treatment and don’t address the root cause of migraines.
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Migraines and Your Spine
There has been some debate on the mechanism surrounding migraine attacks – some classify them as vascular headaches and some as neurological. Regardless, getting to the underlying cause of migraines is the key to finding relief that isn’t merely temporary. In many cases, migraines are a symptom of an underlying problem with the first vertebra in the neck that sits just beneath the skull. When this vertebra (the atlas) misaligns, it can put abnormal pressure on the brainstem and surrounding tissues, which can lead to migraine-triggering conditions within the body.
At Precision Spinal Care, we can determine if an atlas misalignment is having a negative impact on your body’s nervous system. The technique that we use, NUCCA, is known to be extremely precise and gentle. If an atlas misalignment is present in your case, we are able to correct it gently, restoring both normal spinal alignment as well as normal nervous system function. In many cases, this brings some needed relief and a reduction in the frequency and/or severity of migraine symptoms.
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