Migraines are a condition that many people suffer from not only in Fair Oaks and Sacramento, but across the globe. The World Health Organization has Migraines and Headache as the seventh most common cause of disability in the world. Anyone with migraines knows how light and sound can become painful, with bouts of nausea that can last for hours or even days.
The University of Maryland is initiating new research on the importance of what goes wrong in the brain of migraine patients. A group of dentists leading the study is looking at an upper portion of the brain stem known as the Superior Colliculus.1 Migraine patient’s exhibit abnormal blood flow to that part of the brain. The concept of abnormal blood flow causing dysfunction to the brain is not new.
Upper Cervical chiropractors have been investigating this phenomenon for many years and helping people get natural relief from their migraine headaches. The founder of Magnetic resonance Imaging (MRI), Dr. Raymond Damadian, found that patients with previous neck injuries had abnormal oxygen flow to the brain.2
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In Sacramento, Dr Brett Gottlieb specializes in helping people suffering with migraines get natural relief. As an Upper Cervical Chiropractor Dr Gottlieb uses advanced methods and tests to determine the primary cause of migraine issues. When the Atlas Vertebra (C1) is not in its normal position it affects the arteries and veins that supply proper oxygen and nutrition to the brain. By correcting the Atlas misalignment, many studies have shown great relief to migraine and headache conditions in as little as one adjustment.3
If you are suffering from migraines or headaches it is important to have the Upper Cervical area of the spine examined for proper alignment and integrity.
- Zewe A. School of Dentistry Seeks Mechanisms Behind Migraines . http://www.umaryland.edu/news/archived-news/march-2015/newspressreleaseshottopics/migraines.php (accessed 24 March 2015).
- Damadian RV, Chu D. The possible role of cranio-cervical trauma and abnormal CSF hydrodynamics in the genesis of multiple Sclerosis. Physiol Chem Phys. 2011;41:1-17
- 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