Migraine headaches are one of the most common reasons people seek chiropractic treatment. Many migraine headache sufferers benefit significantly from having adjustments to their neck, specifically the upper 3 vertebrae of the neck. In this article, we will discuss how adjusting the neck provides migraine headache relief.
First, lets look at the anatomy. There is a very close relationship between the muscles that connect to the top two vertebrae (C1 and C2). These muscles are called the suboccipital muscule. Sub meaning below and occipital meaning the back of your skull. Do you experience any headaches in the back of your head or skull? The suboccipital muscles have a significant role in the development of migraine headaches.
An effective migraine headache treatment center in Roseville, Minnesota will manipulate both C1 and C2 because it helps reduce the frequency, severity, and duration of migraine headaches. If any or all of the top 3 cervical vertebrae (C1-3) are misaligned or locked up a problem occurs. This causes the suboccipital muscles to tighten and the misalignment itself causes migraine headaches.
You can take all of the Ibuprofan, Aleve, Tylenol, or perhaps stronger prescription medications for migraines you want. But, taking this medication is not going to fix the misalignments in your neck. You have bones out of place and Ibuprofan can’t fix that.
Many migraine headache sufferers find that after several adjustments, their migraines improve significantly. When C1-3 are put back in to place this causes the subocciptal muscles to loosen. The better alignment and loosened muscles helps migraine headache sufferers.
There is no other treatment that more effectively addresses the misalignment of the upper neck than adjustments or manipulation, thus helping the migraine headache sufferer.
In chronic migraine sufferers, adjustments applied to the upper neck results in significant improvement.
Bottom Line: If you are suffering from migraine headaches then you should try chiropractic adjustments to your neck. There is a high probability that your migraine headaches will benefit significantly after just a few adjustments.
If you are seeking migraine headache relief, call today at 651-779-5998. Dr. Eric Lund
We serve many patients in Roseville, MN, Saint Paul, MN, Shoreview, MN, Falcon Heights, MN, and Arden Hills, MN. 55113 and 55117.