Anyone who has to cope with the pain of migraine headaches realizes the importance of finding out what the cause may be. Interestingly, migraines are not actually categorized as headaches. They are actually a neurological disorder, with headaches being only one of the symptoms.
Some things that may trigger a migraine are certain types of food, allergic reactions, or inherited genes. One area that is often overlooked, however, is that of back pain. Yes, back pain can cause migraines. This may be due to one of the following:
Upper cervical chiropractors have found much success in helping patients gain back control of their lives by relieving back pain and migraines. We examine the upper two vertebrae of the neck to see if a misalignment has occurred. A misalignment of the only ¼ of a millimeter is all it takes to cause pain. This misalignment places undue pressure on the brainstem and damages the body’s communication system. Once this misalignment is corrected, the body and the brain can once again begin to send and receive proper messages. This allows healing to take place in the central nervous system, and the end result just may be a decrease in duration and severity of migraines. In some cases, migraines and back pain have gone away entirely.
The Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Technique is a specific system of analyzing and adjusting the upper cervical vertebrae of the spinal column. These vertebrae can misalign in such a way as to interfere with the brainstem and spinal cord as they exit through the floor of the skull into the neural canal.