There is evidence that people who experience migraines and are depressed may actually have smaller brains, according to a report from CBS News. A study was done to find out if having these conditions in conjunction with each other affected the brain. The author of the study was Dr. Gudmundsson from Maryland. He stated that the study revealed evidence that those suffering from both migraines and depression were in a unique group aside from those who had only one of these health conditions. This report was published in May of 2013.
Another study done in March of 2013 revealed that there is a much less tissue covering the area of the brain that is responsible for processing pain in those who have migraines. And a study done in November of 2012 reported on by JAMA said that lesions on the brain are seen more often in women suffering from migraines.
How to Find Relief for Migraines in Glendale, California
Research is being done in helping migraine patients through upper cervical chiropractic care. The evidence reveals that it is a successful way of helping alleviate migraine pain. Through the use of an upright MRI, it has been noted that the proper cerebrospinal fluid drainage is altered when a misalignment is present in the upper part of the neck. Cerebrospinal fluid is responsible for lubricating the spinal cord and the brain, keeping things functioning at optimum levels.
If the top two bones in the neck become misaligned, cerebrospinal fluid and blood can build up within the brain, leading to intracranial pressure. When this misalignment is corrected, the pressure in the brain is seen to decrease as much as 29%. In turn, fluid and blood flow can become normalized.
In the studies discussed above, the changes in the brain were connected to this disruption of blood and cerebrospinal fluid flow. This supports the research done by the upper cervical organization that is using contrast MRIs to observe these changes in migraine patients.
At Health Edge Family Spinal Care, we use a gentle method to correct this misalignment and have seen similar encouraging results from migraine patients.
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Dr. Armen Manoucherian of Health Edge Family Spinal Care in Glendale, California is a Glendale Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). He has helped many children and adults find natural relief in Glendale, California. His upper cervical clinic also serves the communities of Pasadena, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Burbank. He is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on his website at http://www.healthedgela.com