Migraines headaches have a debilitating effect on many people globally. According to The Migraine Research Institute 14 million people have migraine headaches on a daily basis. This accounts for as much as 18% of women and 6% of men in America.1
Migraines are notorious for causing head pain, visual disturbances, hearing problems, and nausea that may last hours or even days. Migraines are a difficult thing to diagnose and are even considered a disease by some doctors. Doctors are now taking a new look at where the migraines
Doctors in New Zealand are now looking at the importance of the upper neck and how proper alignment can affect the brain. By looking at the upper neck alignment it affects the input and output to the brainstem. The brainstem is responsible for how pain is perceived and modulated by the body especially related to migraines.2 When the upper neck is misaligned the brainstem becomes overly sensitive to all information that is being processed. Migraines are commonly a result of an over-stimulated brainstem.
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This is nothing new for migraine specialist, Dr Brett Gottlieb in Fair Oaks, CA, who helps patients get natural relief from migraines. As an Upper Cervical Chiropractor he focuses on the proper alignment of the spine and more importantly the atlas bone (C1 vertebra). By using detailed procedures to determine the exact location and degree of misalignment/subluxation in the neck, he can then tailor a gentle adjustment to restore proper alignment and brainstem function.
Studies have shown that Upper Cervical Chiropractic is extremely effective and can help in as little as 1 or 2 adjustments.3 Once proper alignment is achieved, the brainstem can function normally, and migraines typically resolve naturally. If you are suffering and want natural relief from migraine headaches consult Dr Gottlieb for his expertise.