Headaches + Migraines
Can Upper Cervical Care Help My Headaches & Migraines?
Are you looking for a natural solution to help with your headaches or migraines?
Headaches and migraines are two of the most severe health disorders that affect Australians of all ages. I emphasise that point: a headache or even migraine is not just some simple thing to “take a tablet and get on with your life.” They are serious health disorders that are affecting your brain and nervous system.
If you are like most people, you want to know why you are experiencing headaches or migraines in the first place and what you can do about them naturally without medication.
A Natural Solution – The Role of the Upper Neck in Headaches & Migraines
Hopefully you have not given up looking for a solution. Among other things, you have probably tried or considered general chiropractic care to help you headaches or migraines. That is good, but if you still experience episodes more than once per month, there may be something else going on. This is where Upper Cervical Care may be able to help you.
The focus of Upper Cervical Care is on the top three vertebrae in the neck: the C1 (atlas), C2 (axis) and C3. Unlike other vertebrae in the spine, C1-C3 are directly tethered onto the spinal cord in such a way that if they misalign, they exert tension onto the cord itself. If this tension affects the surrounding muscles, ligaments or nerves (which go from your neck into your head), that is enough to cause a headache. If this tension affects the blood vessels or connective tissues (dura mater), that is enough to cause a migraine. In fact, medical authors believe that 80% of all headaches and migraines are caused not by dehydration, but by misalignments of the neck. (Braaf MM, Rosner S. Trauma of cervical spine as cause of chronic headache. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. May 1975;15(5):441-446).
Have You Tried Upper Cervical Care to Help Your Headaches or Migraines?
What makes Upper Cervical care different from general chiropractic is the specificity that we examine your neck. It is the difference between a cardiologist vs your GP assessing your heart. An Upper Cervical doctor takes a customised approach to determine exactly what is uniquely happening with your spine that may be causing your headaches and migraines. We also take a specific approach to correcting the problem without needing to perform high-repetition manipulations to your neck in order to achieve results.
Dr Jeffrey Hannah is an Upper Cervical Specific Doctor in North Lakes (Brisbane), and he has studied extensively the role of the upper neck in the development of headaches and migraines.
If you have tried general chiropractic care but not found the relief you are seeking, get the opinion from an Upper Cervical Doctor to find out if there is more that can be done to help you.
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