Migraine Treatment: Patch Work Doesn’t Solve the Problem


Migraines, Headaches, Migraine, Headache, Migraine PatchMigraines have a devastating affect on those who suffer from their effects. Worldwide as much as 46% of the population has an active headache issue, and an estimated 10% of the American population suffers with this condition.1,2 Migraines are nearly twice as common among women than they are men. Migraines are the most common neurological disorder amongst Americans and often come with side effects such as nausea, dizziness, and vomiting.

Healthcare providers are always looking for the best way to help patients get relief from headaches. A new migraine treatment method is in the clinical trial phase in the form of a patch. When you feel a headache coming on, the patch is applied to the arm or leg and releases a drug into the bloodstream for a 4 hour period. The patch has had limited effectiveness and left over 80% of patients with migraine pain.3 The drug is showing some promise in helping migraine sufferers with nausea, but does little to get to the root cause.

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Migraine specialist Dr. Brett Gottlieb has been helping his patients achieve natural relief from migraines in Fair Oaks, California. Dr. Gottlieb is an Upper Cervical Chiropractor that specializes in balancing the nervous system by focusing on the Atlas bone (C1 vertebra). This bone plays an important role in the how the body functions as it houses the brain stem where the brain meets the spinal cord, forming the central nervous system. 
 
When the Atlas is misaligned from its normal position headaches are often a late stage symptom. In a scientific review of 100 patients with migraines that had Atlas misalignments, all patients improved with as little as 1-2 Upper Cervical Chiropractic Adjustments.4 All patients improved, and some even had total resolution. 

References: 

  1. Stovner LJ, Hagen K, Jensen R, Katsarva Z, Lipton R, Scher A, Steiner T, Zwart JA. The global burden of headache: a documentation of headache prevalence and disability worldwide. Cephalgia 2007;27(3):193-210 

  1. Wainer D. The Pharma Industry Thinks It Finally Has a Fix for Migraines. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-21/there-s-hope-beyond-botox-as-pharma-races-for-first-migraine-fix (accessed 11 September 2015). 

  1. Anderson CH. Teva Pharmaceuticals Announces Zecuity, a Patch for Migraine Relief. http://www.shape.com/lifestyle/mind-and-body/teva-pharmaceuticals-announces-zecuity-patch-migraine-relief (accessed 11 September 2015). 

  1. 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