Migraines afflict 1 in 8 people. The best way to cope with such a major health problem is through education about treatment options. Migraines affect a person’s home life and work productivity. Treatment is sought, and side effects are often accepted as a necessary evil. However, some migraine treatments may actually be perpetuating the problem.
The issue is that many pain relievers used to treat migraines can ultimately cause Medication Overuse Headaches. When certain over-the-counter medications are taken several times each week, they can cause rebound headaches. In the end, the treatment is keeping the underlying problem from going away.
A Solution to the Pain-Killer Cycle
The bigger problem is that the use of pain medication is merely an attempt to cover the symptoms of a migraine rather than an actual solution to this debilitating health condition. Dr. Brett Gottlieb, an upper cervical chiropractor in Sacramento, California, is helping migraine sufferers to get natural relief without medication.
Migraines are often caused by a misalignment of the C1 and C2 vertebrae that can create pressure on the brainstem and block proper blood flow. If an examination shows that an upper cervical misalignment may be causing your migraines, Dr. Gottlieb can develop an alignment program to provide relief. For many, upper cervical adjustments have provided great relief and even eliminated migraines altogether. 1
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- 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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