Migraine by The Numbers in Laguna Hills, CA

migraine pain Precision Spinal Care Laguna Hills chiropractorAcross the United States, upwards of 37 million people suffer from migraines.  Migraines are not just a really bad headache.  An episode can be accompanied by a host of other symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, visual changes, and extreme sensitivity to light, sounds, and smell.  Migraine attacks can cause severe pain for hours, which can sometimes stretch into many days of disability.  Because migraines are so common, let’s have a look at some statistics surrounding the condition:

  • 18% of women vs. 6% of men suffer from migraines
  • Over 70% of migraine sufferers have a family history of migraines
  • 91% miss work or are unable to function normally during an attack
  • 63% have one or more migraine attacks monthly
  • Almost 50% of all migraine sufferers haven’t been diagnosed
  • 25% have one or more migraine attacks per week

With so many people affected, getting the proper treatment is key.  Many migraine sufferers are looking for options that go beyond symptom management and get to the bottom of their condition.

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How Can Upper Cervical Chiropractic Help?

Upper cervical chiropractic is gaining traction when it comes to addressing the root cause of migraines.  While medications might be temporarily effective in reducing pain or nausea, the fact is that they don’t do anything to correct the cause of migraines.  What we do at Precision Spinal Care is look for areas of misalignment within the spine, particularly at the head-neck junction, to see if they are causing the body to function abnormally.

When the top bones in the neck become misaligned, they can affect the body’s ability to function in many ways, including obstructing normal nervous system function and restricting proper blood flow.  In the case of migraines, neurological function and blood flow have been shown to be contributing factors.  Using the NUCCA technique allows us to analyze for and correct these upper cervical misalignments in a very precise and gentle manner.  By doing so, normal neurological function and blood flow are restored.  This optimizes the body’s ability to function normally and can dramatically reduce the frequency and severity of migraine attacks.

References:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/migraine-headache/home/ovc-20202432

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