Migraine headaches are one of the most common neurological disorders affecting approximately 15 percent of the population, or about 45 million Americans. It is a problem for which few people have found a "cure," and many have accepted as something with which they will have to live. This, however, may not be necessary.
What Causes Migraine Headaches?
Although all of the factors causing migraine have not been discovered, one common cause is now better understood. Increasing evidence is showing that in susceptible individuals, nerves from the upper spine can be irritated by poor joint movement in the neck. These nerves connect to the trigeminal nucleus, a relay center for many of the nerves going to the head, and particularly its blood vessels. Dr. Michael Anthony, medical neurologist, states that this nerve irritation in the neck should be corrected before any drug therapy is tried.
What Are My Best Treatment Options?
Chiropractic manipulation has long proven to be one of the most effective treatments for migraine. The most complete research study to date was funded by the Australian government and performed by a combined team of medical and chiropractic researchers at the University of New South Wales in Australia. This study found chiropractic treatment to provide more relief and more permanent cures for migraine than any other treatment tested. In a similar study in Canada, Dr. Howard Vernon, a prominent chiropractic researcher, reported similar results. Migraine subjects experienced a significant reduction in the frequency and duration of headaches.
We Routinely Help People Who Have Tried Everything!
We routinely help patients who have been to many specialist and headache clinics throughout the country without any previous relief. Our care will bring relief for many patients needlessly suffering from migraine headaches. It does not have to be a problem that "you just have to live with".