Do you think your migraines are connected to a recent injury, or perhaps one in your past? You are probably right, especially if the accident or injury resulted in whiplash. Whiplash is usually treated with pain medication, but that doesn’t fix the underlying damage to connective tissue or the degeneration that occurs as a result. Consider the importance of connective tissue.
What Connective Tissue Does
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Supporting the spine is one of the most important functions of connective tissue. When that tissue is damaged (by whiplash, for example), the spine can start to degenerate. This causes particular issues when a misalignment occurs in the top two vertebrae. Just ¼ millimeter of misalignment can result in decreased flow of blood and cerebrospinal fluid to the brainstem. Migraines can occur as a result.
How can you restore proper nervous and vascular system function? An upper cervical chiropractor, like Dr. Brett Gottlieb from Fair Oaks, California, can examine your C1 and C2 vertebrae to determine if a misalignment exists and its extent. Then a personalized adjustment schedule can be set up to restore proper alignment. Once the C1 and C2 are back in place, you body can take it from there.
Many find that their migraines improve with just a few adjustments and that complete resolution of migraines is the ultimate result. You probably agree that this is a much better prognosis than simply treating migraines with pain medication as they occur.
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Neck pain can be an early sign of a migraine or may show up after the episode, leaving sufferer's with a throbbing pain at the back of the neck. According to an online survey generated by the National Headache Foundation, 38% of migraine patients said they always experience neck pain and 31% said they frequently had neck pain along with their migraine headaches.
A group of distinguished experts met in New York City on April 6, 2013 to discuss the impact of a newly identified medical syndrome known as Cranio-Cervical Syndrome (CCS). The conference is expected to become an annual event to address the pandemic needs of the millions of patients (including 1.2 million whiplash injuries annually in the US) who currently have no solution from their symptoms for the lack of an adequate diagnosis or effective treatment. The symposium is called "The Cranio-Cervical Syndrome (CCS): The Vulnerability of the Human Neck and Its Impact on Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Flow."