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Alleviating Migraines Through Natural Means

Alleviating Migraines Through Natural Means

Migraines can be extremely difficult to tolerate as their effects can last for days after the pain diminishes. As many as 37 million people in America have migraines. Out of these, between 2 and 3 million have chronic migraines that occur 15 days or more during a month’s time.

Caring for Migraines

Since there is no exact cause that has been discovered as to why migraines occur, they are extremely difficult to care for. Many people live in fear of when the next episode may occur and are reluctant to make any social plans. Medication is available to cover over the symptoms until they subside, but they often come with a variety of dangerous and unwanted side effects. This is leading many to look for more natural ways to cope with their migraines. Some have opted for using exercise as a means to lessen migraine attacks. Things such as indoor cycling are ideal as it is low impact. Others look to essentials oils, such as peppermint, to help alleviate migraines. While these things may prove to be partially effective, unless the underlying cause is addressed, migraines will continue to happen.

Getting at the Root of Migraines

While the exact cause of migraines has not been determined, one thing that is agreed upon is that they are often linked to a misalignment in the bones of the upper cervical spine, particularly the C1 and C2. Upper cervical chiropractors focus on finding these tiny misalignments in the upper neck and then working to correct them. A misalignment here can put stress on the brainstem, causing it to impede the flow of blood and cerebrospinal fluid to the brain, which may be the reason for migraines.

Once a misalignment is located via special x-rays and specific measurements, we employ a gentle method to help the bones realign naturally without popping or cracking the spine. This allows for a longer-lasting adjustment and often results in immediate relief of migraines.

Migraines: How to Find Relief in Glendale, California

Migraines: How to Find Relief in Glendale, California

Migraines seem to be on the rise in today’s busy society. There is no time to stop and rest for a day or two until the migraine pain passes. As many as 39 million of those living in the US suffer from migraines. Of these, 4 million have chronic migraines, meaning they have a migraineContinue Reading

Migraines: The Four Stages and How to Find Relief

Migraines: The Four Stages and How to Find Relief

As many as 39 million people in the US suffer from migraines and 1 billion world wide. However, not everyone realizes that migraines are not just really bad headaches. They are actually a neurological condition that comes about in four stages. Let’s take a look at what these stages are and what symptoms accompany them.Continue Reading

Headaches: Which Type Do You Have?

Headaches: Which Type Do You Have?

There are many different types of headaches with different symptoms for each one. However, they do have one thing in common. When you experience one, you want nothing more than to eliminate it no matter what may be required. You may reach for the nearest bottle of pills, prescription or over-the-counter. Did you know thereContinue Reading

Headaches: What Kind Do You Have?

Headaches: What Kind Do You Have?

Headaches can be incredibly difficult to cope with, especially when they happen more than just once in a blue moon. Unfortunately, many experience chronic headaches daily or at least a few times a week. It may surprise you to learn that the term headache actually encompasses a number of various types of different headaches suchContinue Reading

How Weather Affects Migraines

How Weather Affects Migraines

It is true: those who experience migraines seem to have a sensitivity towards weather changes. A change in the weather can increase the frequency and severity of migraines. Why is this the case? There really isn’t a definite answer. Various things such as a change in allergy triggers, difference in wind and cloud pattern, shorterContinue Reading

Giving Hope to Headache Victims in Glendale, CA

Giving Hope to Headache Victims in Glendale, CA

Headaches are one of the most common ailments in today’s fast-paced world, affecting as many as 46 percent of the world’s population. Headaches are not only painful, but they can be a real nuisance when you are trying to accomplish your daily routine. They are difficult to care for and frustrate not only patients butContinue Reading

Surprising Relief for Migraines That Works!

Surprising Relief for Migraines That Works!

Migraines are a widespread neurological disease affecting 39 million of those living in the USA and 1 billion people around the globe. Women are three times more likely to get migraines than men. When you are suffering from migraines, the only thing you can focus on is how to get relief and get it fast.Continue Reading

Are Migraines Really Helped with Peppermint Oil?

Are Migraines Really Helped with Peppermint Oil?

Migraines can be extremely hard to cope with and can affect one’s work, personal, and family life. A survey conducted by the United States government revealed that 14% of its citizens have had a migraine or other serious headache type in the last 3 months. Migraines often leave their sufferers exhausted and out of commissionContinue Reading

When Migraines Attack: Varying Phases and Natural Relief

When Migraines Attack: Varying Phases and Natural Relief

Migraines don’t always hit at once or end immediately. Often, they come in phases and may begin as early as 24 hours before the actual head pain begins. Sadly, for those suffering from migraines, these phases just drag out the suffering a little bit longer. Let’s examine these phases a little closer so as toContinue Reading

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