Migraines are no small thing as anyone who suffers from them can attest. Migraines are considered to be one of the most prominent health conditions globally. In the United States, 12% of the population succumb to at least one attack per year. For women, it is 3x as likely. Migraines account for 113 million sick days per year totaling a financial loss of $13 billion according to the Migraine Research Foundation. Some people are unfortunate enough to have chronic migraines, which means 15 or more monthly.
The big question in healthcare isn't how they happen but what to do about it. It is well documented in medical literature that the major systems involved with migraines are the brain, nerves/nervous system, and blood flow. Research is also showing the possibility of genetics related to head pain. What can be done? Treatments vary greatly, but typically NSAID's (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) are the most common course of action. There are many drug companies racing to find a cure as it would mean big business, but there is nothing conclusive. Migraines are as unique as the individual, requiring careful diagnosis and treatment.
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Natural Relief for Migraines in Fair Oaks, CA
Some healthcare providers are starting to take a natural approach to migraines. Migraine specialist Dr. Brett Gottlieb is taking an approach where less is more, much more. As an Upper Cervical Chiropractor, Dr. Gottlieb gives each patient special attention. Dr. Gottlieb helps patients by ensuring the proper position of the atlas bone which is the top bone in the neck. The atlas bone is very important to the optimal function of the body as it has implications for the brain, nervous system, and blood flow, all of which are key factors in resolving migraines.
By taking a careful look at each patient and formulating a customized plan, he is able to correct the misalignment of the atlas bone. Clinical studies have shown that migraine patients receiving Upper Cervical Chiropractic have improved in as little as one adjustment.1
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
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